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« on: January 21, 2009 09:27:36 AM »

Hello all,

I moved house at the start of the week, and quite typically, something *had* to break. This time my poor sewing machine fell victim and the spool pin snapped off Cry

I have a brother PS 33, and I've opened it up, but can't even see how the thing even attaches, let alone how to get a new one on. Does anyone have a similar machine and can offer any advise?

It looks like a laterally placed metal pin holds the spool pin shaft in place, but there doesn't seem to be a way to get the pin out. Help?

Any suggestions as to where I could find a new spool pin would also be much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009 01:49:22 PM »

No help on fixing that one except to say a sewing machine repair shop would surely be able to help.

I can offer an alternative that you could use temporarily or maybe never both to fix it. You can buy or make a thread stand. Here is one you can buy (just providing the link for the picture not an endorsement for the store) at places like JoAnn's. Instructable's has a tute for making your own.

A tip for using a thread stand is to place the stand so the the tread comes of and enters the first thread guide on the machine at about the same angle as it would from the spool pin. It might be higher in the air but should still be in the same general direction.

In a real pinch my mom has used a coffee cup to hold the spool and a paperclip taped to the machine. That functioned much like the thread stands above.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009 09:36:12 PM »

Thank you for the thrifty ideas! Very much appreciated since I really really can't afford to take the machine to a shop what with moving house*sigh*

Hopefully this will be something I can fix myself, but I may call around the local shops to see what they'd charge anyway, I'm just worried because last time I took one it cost 80 Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009 08:18:54 AM »

I once had a spool pin broken off, and I just glued part of an antenna tube from an old radio where the spool pin was supposed to go.. worked pretty well.. 
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