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luvtibbies
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Date: 8/6/13 0:23 AM

This will sound strange, not sure how to word it, but here goes. I bought a used Brother Pacesetter it is a sewing and embroidery machine. It works great so far, but I noticed the needle moves up and down even when the machine is off. My other machine has a screw that keeps it from moving unless you use the foot. It sews just great but is this normal or is it because of some reason I don't know.
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Subject: Help, sewing machine ? Date: 8/6/13 10:39 AM

A screw? Embroidery machines have a start/stop button.

Still operating after the stop button is activated or the power has been turned off is not normal.

Take the machine in for service ASAP.

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Date: 8/6/13 11:20 PM

Thank you I think a screw too, but can't find where it is missing. If the power is off, it doesn't keep running but I can manually move the needle up and down from where you change the needle.
strange..............
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Date: 8/7/13 1:39 AM

Just not understanding from this description what is going on. Are you saying the needle is loose? If it's so loose that it can be manually moved then it seems it would just fall out when sewing...not a safe thing. Can you describe this situation better or post a picture?
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Date: 8/7/13 3:28 AM

All machines that I have ever used allow you to turn the fly wheel when they are unplugged or OFF. The needle will move up and down then. Is that what you mean?

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