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Why would I get a burr on the tip of my needle Solved!

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This is very frustrating. Something has gone wrong in the last couple days with my machine and I be darned if I can put my finger one it. The timing, as far as I can tell is alright, everything is where it should be according to the diagrams in the APQS manual. This is the third needle and after a couple stitches the tip gets dull and burred. My machine just got a thorough cleaning this morning, a new needle just now, some practice stitches and here we go again.....

Any ideas from you good folks would sure be appreciated.

Thanks


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It must be hitting something, do you have a bright light and a magnifying glass, have someone slowly turn the wheel and you watch the needle and see if that spot is hitting something....


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Well it seems the needle bar had slipped. I guess that is possible with all the vibration our machines go through. i raised it by about 1/16 or less probably , inserted a new needle and stitched for about 5 minutes straight and no burr....lets hope that was it and it's fixed. First time in almost 5 years this happened to me. How do you spell relief??? Raise the needle bar, lol.


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Monika, sorry I did not see this sooner, I had the same thing happen and had I seen your message could have told you right away what the trouble was.


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I am looking for answers for why suddenly my top thread is breaking. I have checked everything suggested in other posts, and wonder if I need a needle bar adjustment. I just finished a flannel quilt with some very thick seam areas and I had to manually move the needle through it using the flywheel. Could this have affected the needle bar setting?

How exactly do I check the needle bar setting and reset if necessary?

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Cathy, if you check in your manual, you'll find a section on "Timing." The very first step is checking the needle-bar height, and there's good visual direction on what you should see when your needle-bar height is correct. If you don't find what you need, c'mon back here!


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