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I bought a new Brother XL 2610 about three months ago and with a number of medical issues, my wife is only now able to begin use it. While going through the manual and checking a number of online forums, I understand this model should come with the 'automatic needle threader'. Is this correct, as it our machine does not have it? My thanks in advance, Ian Ross

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No. The manual in the box is for several models of machine. One version is a 26 stitch, the other 35. You probably have the 26 stitch model, which does not come with a needle threader.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012


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SOURCE: Needle Threader is not lined up

This is called the Needle Threader Plate.

If this is too small for you to read, or you want any more help with this, just post back here, or, drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at

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SOURCE: the needle threader has stopped working

Check you needle size. On my machine the needle threader does not work with the smaller needles, 9/65 and 11/75. The eye of the needle appears to be just short of the hook on the needle threader. I have no problems threading needles in larger sizes.
Good luck,

Posted on Nov 12, 2008


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SOURCE: Janome MC 10001 auto. needle threader stuck in up position.

You are threading the top of the machine incorrectly.

Make sure the needle is in correctly with the flat side to the rear of the machine, make sure to thread the upper and lower portions of the machine correctly. If this does not solve your problem, please respond.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009


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SOURCE: needle threader is not working bernina 220 activa

Use a magnifying glass to see if the little hook in the needle threader is bent so that it is not going through the eye of the needle. You might be able to gently bend it back with tweezers.

Make sure that your needle is in the upper most position when you try and the presser foot is down.

Posted on Mar 17, 2010


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When you activated the threader, the needle was down and the threader came off or broke.

If it is not broken, you may be able to push it back into place.

Turn off the power and tip the machine back on some towels so it does not slip and with a flash light check the area where it fits and see if you can get it back into position.

If not, will have to thread the needle the old fashion way.

Check with your Brother dealer to see if they can look at the machine while you wait.

They may be able to get it back together or they will have to replace the threader.

It is possible they will have one in stock, or they may have to order it.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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