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I have inherited a Riccar 829E sewing machine. The shuttle has been loosened on its axle and I am now not sure how to align it so that the needle does not hit it on its downward stroke and so that the needle can pick up the bobbbin thread. Is there a way to know where the shuttle should correctly sit on the axle?

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The shuttle/race/bobbin system shouldn't really be taken apart by the average user. Unfortunately, your chances of ever getting it back together properly so the machine will sew (this is the timing of the machine) are very slim. You'll need to take it to a sewing machine technician. I would recommend an authorized Pfaff tech as they'll be sure to have the proper tools to do this correctly - won't be inexpensive but will be worth it. Most "neighborhood sewing machine repair folks" don't have experience on computer machines. Resetting timing on a computer machine isn't the same as the old mechanicals and requires some expertise.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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Hi i have a Janome 350E thread got court undert the needle plate so i cut the thread from under the hoop and got it all out the bobbin shuttle but the machine wont sew now it seams to be out of timining as the needle is coming up to soon for the shuttle to pick up the thread can you please tell me how i can fix it as i dont have a sewing machine mechanic in town and i will have to travel up to 2 hours to get it looked at and they are really slow to get things back to thier clients.

Regards Sandim.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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I don't know if this will help or not, but here is a website where you can download a manual for any of the Riccar products: http://www.riccar.com/help/manuals/

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