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Old 12-12-2008, 01:21 PM
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My Kenmore machine has the needle threader feature but I've yet to get it to work....I don't see a hook that goes into the needle eye...
I've lowered the pressure foot, raised the needle to its highest position and pushed down and turned the needle threader knob.
Any suggestions...those needle holes get smaller every week. lol.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:37 PM
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I can barely see the teeny tiny hook on mine. Maybe push it down and put the thread across it. See if it pulls on it. It took me a few tries to figure mine out. :-)
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:40 PM
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i was just thinking about the same thing today. on my janome, i broke it the third time i used it. on my viking, i never even bothered. they're all so fragile.

i put a white paper behind the needle so i can see the eye and that lets me thread it. nothing to break.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:53 PM
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My Janome threader works great as long as the needle is in the highest position
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:08 PM
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my janome's works ... when it's in the mood. i'm still figuring out what makes it happy. so far, i know i'm wasting my time trying to use the threader on size 11s. i'll try the highest position trick next to see if that makes a difference - although i thought i was already doing that. maybe not. :?

machines. do we own them? or is it the other way 'round? :lol:
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:53 PM
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I love Love LOVE my needle threaders. Both my Brother and my Singer have them, and they work GREAT. I'm so darn near-sighted that I can't see the needle hole well.
I can't really help other than to say that I have a really hard time seeing the hook thing, too, but it's there. Make sure you hold the thread up but do not put ANY tension on the thread. I've unthreaded my needle several times before I figured this out. :oops:
Anyway, it would be worth it to me to take it back if the hook is missing. It always took me several minutes to thread needles with my old machine. My new ones, it takes about 5 seconds. :D
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:01 PM
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Using the needle up button doesn't put the needle in the highest positon like I thought it should. I can turn the hand wheel after using the needle up button and raise the needle another 1/2" or so...still it won't work.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:43 PM
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Mine has one; its a kenmore and it is a bit tricky....I mostly use the kind for hand sewing if i need it :wink:
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i've read that if you wet the hole with your finger ( i lick mine - i know - disgusting) it thread more easily. does anyone really know?
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My needle threader USED to work until a certain furry girl played with my machine. Now it works when it wants to. THe little hooky thing that goes in the needle eye is bent and I cannot get it bent back to the right position. I'm doing pretty good threading myself and if I have any problems, I just use a needle threader
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