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How to Replace the PR600/PR620/650/655 Needle Threader

We get lots of orders from Brother PR600, PR620 & PR650 Embroidery Machine owners for spares and accessories. One of the most common orders is for a new needle threader. Steve has made a short photo sequence showing you How to Replace the PR600/PR620/650/655 Needle Threader.

This demonstrates replacing the Needle Threader on your Brother PR600 or PR620 and also the Babylock in the US.

Please note, we have created this page as a guide only. If you damage your machine in the process, we cannot be held responsible.

STEP ONE

On your control screen, select Needle 1 and then remove Needle 1 from your machine.

A photo of the Brother PR600 control screen.

STEP TWO

Switch the machine off.

STEP 3

Carefully remove the side plate caps using the Needle Allen Key.

A photo of the covers being removed from a Brother PR600.

STEP FOUR

Remove the Top Side Cover.

A photo of the covers being removed from a Brother PR600.

A photo of the covers being removed from a Brother PR600.

STEP FIVE

Undo the screw from the bottom plate and gently pull the side cover away from the machine. Being careful not to break the cover.

A photo of the covers being removed from a Brother PR600.

STEP SIX

Gently push the Driver Bar all the way down.

A photo showing how to replace the Brother PR600 needle threader.

STEP SEVEN

Gently prise the ‘leg’ of the Needle Threader up.

A photo showing how to replace the Brother PR600 needle threader.
(Not the best picture, I know. I’ll try and take a clearer picture and add it later).

STEP EIGHT

Ease out the small shaft and remove the Needle Threader.

A photo showing how to replace the Brother PR600 needle threader.

Watch out for the small spring on the rear shaft. If it flies off and lands on your carpet you may not find it again, but your dog might.

A photo of the Brother PR600 needle threader spring.

RE-ASSEMBLEY

STEP NINE

The small Spring sldes onto the rear shaft.

A photo of us replacing the Brother PR600 needle threader.

STEP TEN

Push the Needle Threader back into position. Make sure the small ‘Lug’ on the Needle Threader ‘Leg’ clips into the recess on the shaft.

A photo of us replacing the Brother PR600 needle threader.

STEP ELEVEN

Gently pull the side cover away from the machine…

A photo of us replacing the Brother PR600 needle threader.

…and pull the Driver Bar all the way up.

A photo of us replacing the Brother PR600 needle threader.

Steve uses an old Brother knitting machine needle.

STEP TWELVE

Fit 6 new embroidery machine needles as you don’t want to risk a bent needle damaging your new Needle Threader!

STEP THIRTEEN

Slowly push the Driver Bar down to move the Needle Threader forward. Stop the Needle Threader before it reaches the needle and check to see that it is going to line up with the eye of the needle.

If all is well:

  • Slowly pull the Driver Bar back up
  • Replace the side covers, screws & caps
  • Test your Needle Threader

If you need any further help or advice please just get in touch by phone or send us a message.

Also see Brother Embroidery Machine Spares.