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Date: 6/6/13 9:39 PM

Hi,i have brother lb6800 prw, my needle broke and I unscrew the upper part of the needle it fell inside,I don't know what to do?

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Date: 6/6/13 9:44 PM

Carefully open the bobbin area, and see if you can see it at all and if you can reach it CAREFULLY with tweezers, remove it. If you cannot find where it is, try moving the handwheel of your machine to see if there is any resistance, as in if the needle piece is somewhere it shouldn't be, and then, if you don't see a problem at that point, maybe try gently sewing a stitch. If you hear or feel anything wrong, STOP and take to sewing tech to find and remove that before it gets into somewhere which will harm your machine. I see your machine has a drop in bobbin, so you could take off the needle plate and then look, and then take out the bobbin case and look around inside as far as you can see, but that's all you can do unless someone else has another idea or two. I do hope you can get to this. You can put that back with the directions in your manual.
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Date: 6/6/13 10:53 PM

Thank u,I will try my best

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Date: 6/6/13 11:45 PM

Oh, I really feel for you on this one. Made me remember when I was working on a chemistry instrument (when I was a lab tech) and I dropped this teen tiny piece down inside the instrument, and of course we didn't have any replacements and even worse was the thought of completely breaking the instrument by having that little part interfering with the machinery somehow. Luckily, we had this little magnetic wand grabber thing that saved my bacon by getting ahold of the missing part. Not sure a magnet would be a good idea inside your machine, unfortunately. Good luck!

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Date: 6/7/13 2:03 AM

If it were mine, I just would take off the stitch plate and take out the bobbin case and fish it out. Without tipping it at all towards the right or upside down or anything, as I would want it to be staying where it fell, until I pulled it out. And I would not set the stitch plate screw on it either, so that would not roll in too. And of course I would do that with embroidery unit off, and machine unplugged, so nothing could fall into the embroidery unit either. If I could see it and not grab it, I would not be scared to use some tweezers or a magnet at all, but that is me.

Not sure what other choice you would even have, (other than take the whole back off or just live with it) as I think 2 piece clam shell construction there, so it's not like you can take the bottom off some little bobbin compartment under it instead, to let it just drop out at all. If it's just sitting in there and not caught in anything, probably can't even hurt anything either. I think kind of bad idea to be tipping it, shaking it or turning it upside down to try to get it though if you don't have to, just because if that made it go further in and to the right, if it were my machine, I would prefer not having a piece of metal from a needle ever laying across and over a circuit board anyplace, and at least nothing like that where it could fall at, right under the needle set screw at all, but maybe it could get some place like that, if you tipped it all directions and shook it enough.

If falling needles freak you out, maybe put a piece of paper or cardboard under your pressure foot, and lower that, before switching out your needle, then if it falls, it just would hit that, and more bounce off instead of even going down into the machine at all.

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Date: 6/7/13 3:22 AM

I'd not leave a piece of needle in the machine works. If it lodges somewhere it could damage something more expensive. Its best to get it out. Can you remove the needle plate and bobbin race and find it? Sorry don't know the actual machine.

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Date: 6/7/13 12:07 PM

The bottom of the machine is removable.

Remove the embroidery unit if it is attached to the sewing machine.

Place a folded towel behind the machine and tip it over onto the towel. Then remove the bottom and you will be surprised at what you will find.

Have the vacuum handy.


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Date: 6/7/13 7:52 PM

PattiAnn is right, I think you lucked out, and it does actually have a compartment under there. I can see it now on this schematics and parts list here:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDIQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brother-usa.com%2FModelDocuments%2FTechnical%2FParts%2520Manual%2FPM_LB_6800PRW_LB6800THRD_SE_400_EN_6599.PDF&ei=MW-yUaXtIO-40gHJg4DABQ&usg=AFQjCNFSovo3qsmgr5IudCRXA3ghLoFrWw&bvm=bv.47534661,d.dmQ&cad=rja

You should go there and open that .pdf and then copy it to your own computer. That way if you ever drop a needle again, you do have that whole thing to see by. Also just because things can drop into the top hole where a bobbin winder is sometimes too, so maybe just print that off and keep it with your machine even.

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