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I just got my mother's machine out and the needle will not go up and down? i never learned how to run this machine before she passed away so i have no one to ask how to run this machine! mom has been gone for 8 years and this machine has not been used in all that time.

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Can you manually turn the nob to get the needle moving? If you can, it may just need to be cleaned and oiled. I would start by cleaning the bobbin case area and then open up the front enclosure - that sits over where the thread is threaded through the machine. Make sure there's nothing obstructing the parts. Sometimes lint gets in there. Then let me know if that works or not

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from the cotton holder you run the thread across to the thread tensioner you pull the thread through this then you thread it through the hole in the little arm that goes up and down with the needle you then bring the thread down to the needle passing it through the holder at the top of the needle then you thread the cotton through the needle make shore the needle is in the right way this should work

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I have a really hard time getting the needle to thread.l I cannot manually pass the thread through the needle eye: the eye is just too tiny; and I cannot even see the hook part of the automatic threader...


I have that machine, and am wondering if your needle has a burr on it, try a new needle, #11 or #80. You may also have no hook in your automatic threader to go throught needle eye. My first automatic threader was defective, no wire to go through the needle to catch the thread. Take a magnifying glass and look when you change your needle and watch when you pull your threader down, do you see a really fine wire come through the needle eye? If, not yours is defective because it has to pull the thread into a little loop for you to pull your thread through it after you release the lever quickly, Mine was a Singer and they sent me a new one right away, Brother will do the same for you, I am sure. Another thing you can do is go to your dealer and have them inspect it, I went to JoAnn fabrics and that is how I learned that I was not crazy, it was the machine,

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First, be sure your bobbin is in correctly, place it with the thread running counter-clockwise (the tail will be off to the left), and drop it into the bobbin case. Pull the tail toward you and make sure it catches on the silver catch closest to you by pulling to your left then away from you (toward the feed dogs). You should now feel some tension on the thread, this is good.

Be sure the presser foot us up and the wheel is turned so the needle is at it's highest point (neutral), then put a spool of thread on the spool holder (behind the machine above the motor) with the thread catch (a little notch) to the right as you put it on. Put on the thread holder (a plastic donught that holds the spool in place). The spool should not move but the thread should come off of it freely.

Bring your thread through the plastic catch on the back of the machine (near the center) by passing it underneath and pulling upward and to the rear. Pull it to the front over the top of the machine and pass it through the bottom of the small metal holder (not the round part, that is for winding the bobbin). Bring it down in front of the machine to the tensioner, passing it around the bottom of the tensioner then pulling up so that the tension is engaged. Don't worry if you don't feel tension, that's normal if your presser foot is up and needle is at the top. Pull the thread up to the top of the machine and through the receiver then down toward the needle. There is a double loop just above the needle, thread through it then thread your needle front to back.

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Are you absolutely sure you're getting the needle in right? Don't take offense, it's pretty darn easy to make a mistake, and once made, mistakes repeat easily..

Sewing machines can get out of time, yours may have. Thread it up and turn it by hand, watch the piece that holds the bobbin (the shuttle)- it's got a point on it that it supposed to catch the top thread and guide it around the entire shuttle. If that point has passed by before the needle starts to lift and make a little slack in the thread, or if the needle has lifted away before the point can catch the thread then it's out of time.

In my experience there is no obvious provision for timing, but if you look the bottom end over you should find a point where, with the loosening of one or two screws, you can rotate the lower slightly while it's free from the top end. It can take a few tries to get it just like you want it, don't be afraid of doing it twice, just decide which way it should turn and try it out. If it doesn't tie, try again.

If you don't feel comfortable with it, take it to someone who advertises sewing machine repair and watch what they do to set the timing- pick the guy's brain, learn how to set the machine and you won't have to depend on him for it next time.

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2. Make sure the flat side of the needle is facing the rear of the machine
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4.Double check your threading of the top of the machine.
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