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From: sewhappyrtr
Date: 08-03-2006, 06:57 PM (1 of 8)
Does anyone know how to fix/adjust the auto needle threader thingy? This is a used machine but still in very good condition. The needle threader has caused me many fits. I was told it is 12.95 for a new one to be installed. I just wonder if I can fix this myself at home. There don't seem to be that many pieces to it. Any help is very appreciated. Thanks
User: sewhappyrtr
Member since: 08-01-2006
Total posts: 43
From: plrlegal
Date: 08-03-2006, 08:32 PM (2 of 8)
I don't have your machine but I have a couple of machines with needle threaders on them and the needle itself has to be in the highest position for the needle threader to work properly. Maybe if you give a better description of what your needle threader does ot does not do, someone here may be able to help you out.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: sewhappyrtr
Date: 08-03-2006, 10:16 PM (3 of 8)
Sure I would be very happy to try to explain it. When I push down on the side lever, a part of it moves over to by the needle, but the little hook that is supposed to thread the needle does not go through the eye of the needle. Apparently there is another hook, or piece that is to catch the thread when you push down on the lever. There is also a small bent wire piece that I can not figure where it came from either. I had a malfunction with the machine and bobbin thread and after I fixed the bobbin, I then could not use the threader. I don't know if I bumped it or what. Thanks
User: sewhappyrtr
Member since: 08-01-2006
Total posts: 43
From: Tom Land
Date: 08-03-2006, 10:36 PM (4 of 8)
That threader is unlike any other. When you press it down the hook has to go through the needle and catch the thread. Make sure the hook is going through the needle eye. If not you can try to straighten it if it is going off to the side a little. Other than that you probably should let the dealer do it. If you disasemble
it you may end up paying more to get it fixed.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: sewhappyrtr
Date: 08-04-2006, 08:37 AM (5 of 8)
Thanks again. I will be heading back to my dealer. Just wondered if I could fix it.
User: sewhappyrtr
Member since: 08-01-2006
Total posts: 43
From: mozeyrn
Date: 08-04-2006, 10:31 PM (6 of 8)
I was thinking about getting this machine (my dd loves Disney) but the Brother dealer said that they don't sell it anymore. It is still being shown on the Brother website though. She said that she would call her rep to see if it is still being sold but I havent' heard back from her. Does anyone have any info about this?
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
User: mozeyrn
Member since: 11-29-2005
Total posts: 349
From: bridesmom
Date: 08-06-2006, 08:00 PM (7 of 8)
I gave up on the needle threaders on both my embroidery and sewing machines. I went and bought two little white threaders/needle changers like the one that came with my Janome serger, and that's all I ever use now.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: stitchmaniac
Date: 08-09-2006, 06:03 PM (8 of 8)
try she has a site devoted the ULTs. Great site and she answers emails
User: stitchmaniac
Member since: 11-05-2002
Total posts: 43
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