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I have the Brother XL-3150. My needle bent, so I took it out. It was a little tough to get out, but I did get it. Now, I can't get a new needle to stay in the holder. Not even the one that bent. Can this be fixed?

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Marty, it happened to me! I figured it out, if you need help, feel free to email me, it is the bobbin carriage was not put it--not the bobbin spool, but the whole carriage. feel free to email me and I can walk you through it! I just saved myself a trip to the repair! :)

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Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Bobbin holder turns and keeps bending needles

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the whole upper assembly may have come out of alignment when the machine bent the needle, the upper cover may have to come off, and study the inner metal area where the needle is attached for alignment bolts or screws, maybe one has come loose. On ours if you choose the zig zag and adjust it all the way out it will do that everytime. maybe download the user manual at www.brother.com and see if theres something in there also.

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Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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Posted on May 12, 2009

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The needle holder has a screw right above the screw that holds the needle in place. It really doesn't look like a screw because it does not appear to have a slot for a screwdriver. However, with a small flat head screw driver you can tighten it up. There is also a curverd wire that must be inserted into a slot at the bottom of the holder. The screw tightens against the wire that tightens against the post. (It's a curved wire that curves around the front part).

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother xl 2230 - cannot fill spool as holder does

Check the bobbin winder rubber......remove the top cover and take a look. Remove worn rubber and use as a sample when you go to the Brother Store....also have your model number handy. If you cannot access easily, phone Brother store and ask for a quote to replace.....if it is any more serious they should confirm with you prior to doing additional work.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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