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Thread: Needle dropped out in my Janome 6600p

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    I was sewing today and my needle dropped in the middle of sewing. Any one who has this machine ever have that happen?

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    Yes, and I learned that just turning the needle clamp finger tight might not be enough, the vibrations when sewing can cause it to get loose. I always give the clamp a gentle turn with the screwdriver just to be safe.

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    Yes, but only while quilting. Pushing the quilt roll through the throat seemed to loosen the screw. I make sure to give it a firm turn with the screwdriver.

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    I've had the same thing happen on my old Janome and it's because I forgot to give it the tightness with a screwdriver

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    thanks all thought i broke it

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    I've had it happen on both my Bernina and my Pfaff when using the walking foot. I have since learned that when using that foot to regularly check and make sure that the needle screw is tight!!!

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    I always use my screwdriver when changing needles or replacing the shank. A gentle nudge is all that's needed. Haven't dropped a needle yet.

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    thanks

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    Happened to me once in 3 years, I put it down to the fact I hadnt tightened enough - never had another problem so far.

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    My Pfaff did that and it was user error. I hadn't tightened it with my screwdriver. :lol:

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    My Singer 301 pressure feet come loose all the time. I have the correct foot screw and I tighten it with a screwdriver. Odd. Any one have this problem with the 301?

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    I've had that happen with my 301 and my Featherweight.
    I just have to remember to tighten it periodically.
    Sharon W.
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    My Singer 301 pressure feet come loose all the time. I have the correct foot screw and I tighten it with a screwdriver. Odd. Any one have this problem with the 301?

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    This happens with my Viking 875 if I've not used the screw
    driver to tighten the needle clamp.

    Quote Originally Posted by rhuneslady
    I was sewing today and my needle dropped in the middle of sewing. Any one who has this machine ever have that happen?

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