How do I change the needle ?

  • Only use recommended home sewing machine needles. Use of any other needle may bend the needle or damage the machine.
  • Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.


Checking the needle

  • The sewing needle must always be straight and sharp for smooth sewing.


  • Put the flat side of the needle on a flat surface. Check the needle from the top and the sides. Dispose of any bent needles safely.


    (1) Parallel space
    (2) Level surface (bobbin cover, glass, etc.)


Replacing the needle

  1. Turn off the machine.


    Always turn off the machine before you change the needle. Otherwise, injuries may occur if the foot controller is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.

  2. Raise the needle by turning the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) so that the mark on the wheel points up.


    (1) Mark on the handwheel


  3. Lower the presser foot lever.


    Before replacing the needle, place fabric or paper under the presser foot to prevent the needle from falling into the hole in the needle plate.

  4. Hold the needle with your left hand, and then use an oval screwdriver to turn the needle clamp screw counterclockwise to remove the needle.


    (1) Use an oval screwdriver
    (2) Needle clamp screw

    Do not use excessive force when loosening or tightening the needle clamp screw, otherwise certain parts of the sewing machine may be damaged.


  5. With the flat side of the needle toward the back of the machine, insert the needle until it touches the needle stopper. Next, tighten the needle clamp using an oval screwdriver.


    (1) Use an oval screwdriver
    (2) Needle stopper
    (3) Needle

    Make sure you insert the needle until it touches the stopper, and securely tighten the needle clamp screw with an oval screwdriver, otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged.


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