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Dianne Sowell Posted on Apr 17, 2007
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Putting my machine back to operating order

The entire needle housing unit fell, including the thread guide. I can't figure out how to put it back together again. HELP

  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    Does anyone have any idea how to put the needle holder back in. I looked in my manual and I don't see anything. It will not stay in. It seems that the thread holder might help to keep it tight, but it still falls out everytime I sew, very frustrating.

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Go to this link; http://www.sew4less.com/manuals.php and select your machine brand and model. Unfortunately they are not free, but you can purchase the instruction manual, the parts manual and the service manual of you wish. Sorry i hunted for free ones with no success. Hope this helps :)

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