A needle that is bad or not properly installed can result in thread breaks within the first few stitches, or no stitches at all. The purpose of this article is to provide details about needle orientation, identification and replacement.
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT NEEDLE:
Make sure you are using the correct type and size of needle for your application.
Here is a needle manufacturer's guide to the Anatomy of a Needle.
Here is additional needle manufacturer information.
INSTALLING/REPLACING THE NEEDLE:
Watch this video to review proper needle replacement for your Melco embroidery machine.
Here is the Needle Orientation Magnet PN#34274 available on ShopMelco.com.
Review this information on Needle Troubleshooting.
Make sure your needles don't have burrs or are twisted. When in doubt, try a replacement needle.