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Thread: Bent needle in FW:

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    This is what I have to say I will pray for you, you have been given very good advice I have problems of very reasons. First I leave the room. pray, Take the face plate off and clean it, change the needle for no reason but to do it, rethread it, hand wheel the first couple stitches and go slow and usually it comes out all right. The Lord takes care of all things and I believs he will help you. God Bless. Karen from Freedom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Lynn View Post
    This is what I have to say I will pray for you, you have been given very good advice I have problems of very reasons. First I leave the room. pray, Take the face plate off and clean it, change the needle for no reason but to do it, rethread it, hand wheel the first couple stitches and go slow and usually it comes out all right. The Lord takes care of all things and I believs he will help you. God Bless. Karen from Freedom
    Yes Karen , I believe you are right. Thankyou for the prayers. <<<Eva>>>

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    Thankyou for all the info ArchaicArcane, I'm going to get the machine out right now & try that.
    <<<Eva>>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Hi Eva,

    Sorry for the long response, I was scrapping with a sewing machine and got a little carried away.

    Yes, if A2 is flopping around, then it will cause issues. This is a pretty common problem. The easiest way to fix it, is to remove the needleplate, as if you were going to clean the feed dogs, and reposition the finger to the "upright" position, then carefully place the needle plate back down so that it straddles that finger.

    I bet that fixes the problem. If it doesn't, let us know, and I'll post more about the timing issue. By the way, it's pretty rare for a FW to go out of time as far as I can tell, so that's why I said that working through all of the other suggested issues first are the way to go...

    Easy as pie! I know you can do it.
    Here I am bothering you again. I removed the needle plate , but still couldn't put that A2 place. I was worried about fooling around with to many screws. It looked to me like I would have to undo the screws on each side of A2, to get it in place.

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    No bother at all!!

    There aren't any screws on either side of A2,.. that's part of B2 which should have lifted out of place with the needle plate.... Are they not moving out of place with the needle plate?

    Do you have a picture you can post? I feel like I'm missing something. The needle plate, including B2, should lift out of place, then you put turn A2 into place, and drop the needle plate (and B2) on top then tighten the 2 screws back down.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    No bother at all!!

    There aren't any screws on either side of A2,.. that's part of B2 which should have lifted out of place with the needle plate.... Are they not moving out of place with the needle plate?

    Do you have a picture you can post? I feel like I'm missing something. The needle plate, including B2, should lift out of place, then you put turn A2 into place, and drop the needle plate (and B2) on top then tighten the 2 screws back down.
    Thankyou so much for all the help. I went back to my machine & backtracked to everything you said, & there it was , clear as a whistle. It sews perfect now. I would really love to learn more about working on the FW. Thanks again.

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    Oh Eva!! I'm so happy to hear that! I'll be sure to post a link to the write up I'm going to do when I work on this FW that just had a complete tear down. I'm going to be painting it, and I disassembled the internals as well.

    The machine was pretty gunked up (wouldn't sew when I got her, grunge and hardened lube everywhere,...), so I figured no time like the present. I'll post about the rebuild process once I get a chance to get started. Poor thing is in pieces in a box right now, with a can of stripper beside her. That's got to be terrifying!
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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