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    I use mine on my Bernina. The only problem I have had was my needle was not positioned just right, I just hit my up button, and it worked. Once you get the hang of it, you won't want to be without it.

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    I use mine all the time on my Bernina 440.

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    Take your needle out and put it back in making sure you have it in there correctly. Or try changing to a different needle. I could not get mine to work once, the problem was the new needle's eye was a bit lower then normal. Not sure why.

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    I have it on my Bernina and my Brother and love it. With it was on my HQ. The older you get the harder it is to see what your are doing.

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    Make sure the take up lever is in it's most up right position before trying to use the threader. On my Bernina, you just hit the button. Does your machine have a button? If the needle eye is not in the exact position it will not thread and you can damage the threader or the wire.

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    I use it all the time on the machines that have it... my Brother works 100% of the time, my Singer 80%--my vintage machines--have to get out the old reading glasses :lol:

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    I use mine all the time. Look at the part of the treader that that comes and goes thrugh the needle down real close. You may not be placing your thread in exactly the right place for the little bitty hook to catch it and pull it back through the needle.

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    I used to use mine a lot on my Bernina, but then I had cataract surgery and now I don't need/use it anymore...much faster by hand. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr
    The little wire that pulls the thread thru might be bent and not hitting the eye of the needle. I had to work on mine to get it to work.
    On my Elna, I have bent mine and then bent it back. It also refuses to find the eye of anything smaller than a 12 size needle so I'm sure it needs adjusted.

    My Singer works every time for my husband but just seems too complicated for me or I'm not holding my mouth right or something so I bought a needle threader for it.

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    I had to find the exact combination of moves to make this thing work! Took about a year.
    I now to do this in order:
    Presser foot down
    Needle up
    Presser foot up
    thread machine
    Presser foot down
    Push automatic threader.
    In that sequence it works every time.
    my machine sometimes likes to make my like complicated.

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    I can still thread a needle without aids, easily, but the threaders on my Berninas, my Quest Plus, and my kids' Brother HS 2000 all work great, ONCE I got the hang of each. Clotilde also sells machine threaders, a tiny wire on a stick that you insert through the needle from behind, grab the thread, and pull through. I bought several to put with each of my vintage machines, just in case. Works like a charm.

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    I have a 10 yr old Pfaff that won't thread unless i push it with mi finger from the back. I learned how to make it work. I couldn' live without it. My new embroidery is a Pfaff too and gets it 100% right. The hight of the needle is the trick. must be up and foot down.

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    always use mine...love it...with old eyes its so easy

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    I had one on my pfaff 1222 from 1977 and when it was time to replace the machine, that feature alone weighed heavily on the choice of my new pfaff 1475 around 1005--2000... they have merged with janome/new home and even singer so now the feature is available on a wide variety of machines... i absolutely love it...that and the little light that shows me when i have 3 ft of thread left on my bobbin...

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    I have had problems using the threader also. It probably does take pratice and I am sure its me! I need to spend more time praticing on it.

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    Your threader sounds different from my mom's. With hers though you have to make sure not to hold the thread too tight so it can pull the thread through.

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    I have to thread the machine I'm using now by hand but when the other one was working I used the threader all the time. Just make sure the needle is all the way up.

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    When i first got mine, I really struggled with it. Took it back in and I had a bent hook. I use it all the time now. Wouldn't' think of buying a machine without it now. Think I could thread it with my eyes closed now!

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    All of the time - on all of the machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie Rae
    How many of you actually use your automatic threader? I get the foot down, the thread up, hook it, pull it across push the lever-- and it won't thread! I have gone over the directions many times and usually end up threading it by hand. I was just curious. I must be doing something wrong!!
    Never had one that worked.

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    I use mine always...it took me a bit though, to learn, that the needle has to be all the way up, before it will work...I use the janome 6600P

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    I use mine all the time. You have to make sure the thread is between the needle and the plastic piece after you pull the thread over.

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    i did til it broke

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    Go slowly and check each step...if you miss one it doesent work...they are great, be patient

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    I have a brother machine and love it. Use it 100% of the time. It did take me some time to get use to it...sometimes it would work for me and sometimes I had to thread the needle my self.

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