Automatic threader mechanism keeps sticking and a part falls off
I just got my machine back after 6 weeks to get my threader fixed. The problem started when I tried to use the thread cassette the last time I was working on an embroidery project. A metal arm that operates the threader stuck and a little metal part that actually puts the thread through the needle just fell off. I tried to use it tonight for the first time and the same thing happened. The first time the repairman said something broke and ordered a part that took 2 weeks to come in. Now I'm not sure what to do. The same metal arm is stuck...it has a spring in it and the same little metal threader is off again. What is causing this and is there anyway we can put it back on ourselves? I don't understand what the problem is. I slowly pushed the cassette down until I got a green light and then pushed it all the way.
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FWIW, needle threaders are not good on most machines. They are very delicate and are easily bent or damaged.
For manual threading, it helps to lick your finger and then swipe it across the back of the needle eye. Take the end of the thread and start slightly above the needle eye and slide it down toward the eye and the thread will usually slip right through the eye.
if the needle hole is too small for the particular thread it won't thread. if the threader is missing the hole it will need to be adjusted up or down. you will need to look at your threader for a small screw that will allow it to be risen or lowered. also, if the hook on the end of the threader has been broken it will need to be released. this is usually done by pulling the old on off and simply pushing a new one on where the old one was. the other possibility is you are not pulling the thread across the area where the hook is in order for the hook to catch the thread. many of these things mentioned can be found in your users manual.
You may have a thread stuck in your bobbin area. Remove your bobbin, brush gently with a clean soft brush to remove dust and/or thread bits, then gently wiggle your hand wheel back and forth, and brush again. This should free up your machine.
I don't know much about Brothers but the first thing I do with any new machine I get it to get rid of the needle threader if it is in my way. They never work and with use they start to shread the tread.
I use a bright light and a strong pair of glasses to hand thread it. I use tweasers on my more difficult machines.
You may have a lemon of a needle threader too. It happens. There are sharp barbs that we can not see but the thread has a hard time catching on them and most of the problem seems to be in the threader letting loose of the thread as it is caught on these barbs.