FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How do I change the needle ?

Sewing with a bent needle is extremely dangerous since the needle may break while the machine is being operated.
Before using the needle, place the flat side of the needle on a flat surface and check that the distance between the needle and the flat surface is even.

image (1) Flat side

(2) Needle type marking

If the distance between the needle and the flat surface is not even, the needle is bent.

Do not use a bent needle.


(1) Flat surface


  1. Press image  (needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle.



  2. Turn off the sewing machine.


    Before replacing the needle, be sure to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries may occur if the foot controller or the start/stop button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.


  3. Lower the presser foot lever.
    image (1) Presser foot lever

    Before replacing the needle, cover the hole in the needle plate with fabric or paper to prevent the needle from falling into the machine.


  4. Hold the needle with your left hand, and then use a disc-shaped screwdriver to turn the needle clamp screw toward you (counterclockwise) to remove the needle.
    image (1) Disc-shaped screwdriver

    (2) Needle clamp screw

    Do not apply a strong force when loosening or tightening the needle clamp screw, otherwise certain parts of the machine may be damaged.


  5. With the flat side of the needle toward the rear of the machine, insert the needle until it touches the needle stopper.
    image (1) Needle stopper


  6. While holding the needle with your left hand, use the screwdriver to tighten the needle clamp screw by turning it clockwise.



    Be sure to insert the needle until it touches the needle stopper and securely tighten the needle clamp screw with the screwdriver, otherwise the needle may break or damage may result.


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