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Old 06-16-2015, 01:24 PM
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My Baby Lock Espire (spelling??) won't thread anymore. It looks like all is working but the thread is not threading. Any ideas of how to fix. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:27 PM
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Check the needle to ensure it is placed correctly....completely up and turned the right way.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:30 PM
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A small part that you can replace yourself...my last one cost about $6. I'm thinking it might be same as Brother ( which mine is. I have replaced on ULT and se270. Look on eBay. Or ask your dealer to sell or order one. They do have to be replaced, as the tiny wire that goes thru needle eye will break. Or maybe yours is just bent.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:08 PM
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If the needle is not in correctly or if it's not all the way up in the shaft the threader won't work. If you have a good magnifying glass, make sure the hook is actually going into the needle hole. Sometimes it can get bent and you can try bending it back.
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Old 06-16-2015, 03:52 PM
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My Pfaff did the same thing recently. Turned out it was the needle or the placement of the needle. It looked like it was in right and I pushed on it to see if it was seated properly but when I changed to a different needle it worked just fine.
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Old 06-16-2015, 04:02 PM
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it really does come down to this, many times.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:30 PM
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I gave up with using the needle threader on my Viking. I just use a normal wire threader in the fashion you would a hand-sewing needle. Not worth the aggravation of fighting with the threader on the machine.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:01 PM
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On my Bernina, the needle must be in the most upright position for the threaded to work. I always press my needle up button to make sure before trying to use the threader. Does your machine have the needle up button?
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:55 PM
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Check stitch setting, most needle threaders only work when needle in centre position and fully up, I bent the wire on my old machine many times and found you could gently push it back in position with point of stitch ripper.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:54 AM
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Try a different needle--a different brand and/or a different size to make sure it is actually the threader. I find that with size 90s my threader works fine on my Janome. With other sizes, it might or might not work.
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