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Bobbin holder turns and keeps bending needles

My wifes xl-2230 has worked fine up until now.
The machine has bent a needle,which I replaced with another but same thing happened almost immediately,I have taken off the metal plate and plastic cover and it appears that the whole bobbin and holder turns and gets under the needle.Is there a clip or something that should stop this turning,does it just need a drop of oil or is there anything else that can be causing this.

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  • toninwadkins Jul 30, 2008

    I got my machine as a gift from my husband 6 months a ago, I'm no pro but I have been sewing long enough to update my machine at least every 2 to 3 years. And lets just say I'm not impressed.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    my needle keeps bending and the bobbing does not stay in place

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I've got the same problem with mine! I haven't even been able to use it once because of this!

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Hi,

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.

J

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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