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    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!!

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    I use mine ALL the time!!

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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!!
    It may help to know the make and model of your machine.

    I have a Janome 1000 and have never had problems with the automatic threader. I do exactly what you do and the magic happens.

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    All the time. I don't think I could thread it manually anymore.

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    i have it on my new Sapphire and i like it but i agree it did take a bit of practice ...
    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!!

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    Love mine! Is your needle all the way up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    I use mine ALL the time!!
    ditto :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I use mine all the time too... but it took several tries to figure out exactly where the needle needed to be in order to be successful.

    Get your manual out and walk thru the steps slowly. Don't give up... once you figure it out... you will love it.

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    What kind of machine do you have?

    I was having an issue with my new Brother PE770 and realized I wasn't getting it into one section right. As soon as I figured that out, it works slick.

    You need to have the pressure foot up when you are threading the upper part of the machine and only put it down just before you pull the lever down.

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    i have 3, the brother and the emb machine work great. the Juki does not work well - but it is on the frame and that might make the angle awkward. i love needle threaders due to my vision

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    That is my problem too...it hardly ever works...I thought it was just me.
    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!!

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    I have a Janome and have never figured out how to use the threader. I even watched a You-Tube video on my model and still can't do it. LOL!!

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    Yes, I use mine all the time.

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    On my Janome there is a up/down button. If you hit that button to bring your needle down and then back up, it sets the needle in the correct position.

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    I use mine on both my Pfaff's and could not live without... I don't do it the way the directions say to though...

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    I use mine all the time. It is automatic now, I am not even sure how I do it. I do remember figuring out that it worked better if the presser foot was down.

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    I have a fully automatic one on my Brother SE270, and a manual automatic on my Brother 1500, and I use both of them ALL THE TIME.

    What kind of machine do you have?

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    I have the same trouble, but I haven't gotten out the book and really studied how to do it yet. I'm sure we just need to practice a little more.

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    Yes, I use mine all the time too - but the little hook on yours may be missing - mine broke about 2 weeks ago and the dealer replaced it free of charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherryW
    On my Janome there is a up/down button. If you hit that button to bring your needle down and then back up, it sets the needle in the correct position.
    thank you for that info. I have a Janome and have only had hit 'n miss luck with the auto threader. Never even thought about using the up/down button.

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    I depend on mine fully!! Mine gets it right 99.99% of the time, and if it doesn't, it's because I got it wrong. That and the thread cutter. Couldn't live without them.

    I did have a Janome loaner, and that threaded was very very picky.

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    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.

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    At my age, I couldn't live without the threader!

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    I had to take my Babylock to the dealer and have the automatic threader adjusted. I was doing everything correctly; it needed adjustment. It works wonderfully now. The one on my Brother 2500 works like a dream. I can't seem the darn holes in the needles anymore - bought the machines because of the automatic threaders more than any other feature!

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    All the time, I also use the automatic thread cutter! Told my DH I was spoiled by using both.

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