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Thread: Am I the only one who hates their machine threader?

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    Senior Member pam1966's Avatar
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    You know the little device that catches the thread and threads the needle of the machine for you? I hate it! I can't do it! I can thread the machine in half the time myself. I feel like such an idiot. I've had three machines over the past ten years and they just don't work for me.

    Sometimes I think, "ok I'll try it this time." Nope! :lol:

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    i could never figure it out. :-(

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    Never used mine either. Tried it when machine was new but I can thread it myself faster.

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    if you have a Janome, use Schmetz needles -- If you use Singer needles, the threader won't work.

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    And here I thought I was the only one who couldn't get the hang of it :D :D

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    I am so glad I'm not alone!!

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    My machine is too old to have one and sometimes with my old eyes I wish I did have one. But after reading this, maybe not.

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    I don't have a problem with 50 wt thread but anything thicker doesn't work for me; one tip they told me was to make sure the needle was in it's highest position.

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    It kind of makes you wonder if anyone actually checked this out 'before' they put it on the machines! I have no idea why they thought it was such a good idea!
    I never use mine either, just because it's much faster just threading it myself.

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    I use mine all the time...but if it won't work in 3 times....I do it myself. I've found that if it won't work the 1st time, I hit the foot control to raise the needle and it works then.

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