20 Most Recent Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing Machine Questions & Answers


Comment by margecam52, posted on Aug 12, 2008 It's the bobbin thread. Also, it does not have to be Brother brand. Any 60wt thread will work. I get mine at http://www.threadart.com
They have it on large cones, and I use a cone holder to fill my bobbins. I have not had a single problem since. I like this thread because it has a sheen to it. I also have a longarm quilting machine & I use this bobbin thread 95% of the time. Also, be sure to check the bobbin area (remove the plastic & the metal plates) for lint buildup... I have a small, soft artists paint brush that I use to remove the lint build up with. I check after every embroidery run.
And for the thread not coming through...mine does it when I change thickness of threads. There is an adjustment wheel on the front of the machine, I turn that...seems to make the difference...not even sure that is what it's for...but it works for me.

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Mar 30, 2019


It is under warantee for 12 months, so I would recommend you phone the dealer to arrange for them to have a look at it.....if you have any samples of sewing, take them too.

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018


Is it perhaps poor quality thread? Avoid old or bargain bin threads,. Also, might try a brand new needle of the type suitable for your thread and fabric. Have you verified the needle eye is the correct size for the thread?

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Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Feb 01, 2018


Did you try to physically move it to the position? I had to do that on my machine and it works now.

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Jan 21, 2018


-The bobbin is too lose. Tight the adjustment screw on the bobbin case a little more and test, keep doing until it's good.
-Or possibly the upper threat is too lose so it won't pulls the bottom up as well.
-Check it out and adjust it.

Good luck
Mai

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Jan 18, 2018


Sounds like something may be disconnected in your machine. May be best to take it for service.

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Jan 08, 2018


This is an Embroidery machine. Use a thicker thread if only sewing. If doing embroidery, check your hoop for proper size, and make it tight holding the material.

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018


Perhaps the manual would help:

http://download.brother.com/welcome/doch000059/se270dug01en.pdf

Otherwise, it may be time for service.

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017


Check to see if it is a free design, sometimes this is why they are free. (they arn't perfect) or you could try and edit the design yourself and see where the problem is. It's not hard when you have been shown how, but far to complicated for me to explain, try and find someone (maybe in a machine embroidery club) to show you how. Good Luck!

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Nov 08, 2017


the bobbin tension is set by that small spring plate that you pull the thread under after you put the bobbin back in the carrier / holder
a very small turn of that screw makes a big difference ob the tension unlike the needle thread tension
mostly the problem ( you never bothered to mention the symptom ) is bird nesting under the fabric which is the needle thread tension not tight enough

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Jul 07, 2017


Unfortunately, the part may very well be broken. Unless you can find someone to repair it for you, you may have to manually thread the needle. Not such a big deal, really. Auto needle threaders have been around for only about 10 years, so machines were manually threaded for over 100 years.

Something that helps:
Lick your index finger
Swipe it across the "back" of the needle eye
(the moisture in the eye will almost cause the thread to jump through it!)

Good luck!

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Jun 07, 2017


Ensure that the needle is installed correctly. If the needle moves down in the needle socket (only a little bit) it causes these clumps. Loosen the needle securing screw - push the needle up as far as it will go and tighten the screw again. Try again.

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on May 23, 2017


The one thing I've found is that when using the fonts stored in the machine, you need to treat each as a separate design. Then you would change the size of the Center Letter. I, too, wish the manual was more instructive. It is much easier to use a separate software program where you can create lettering and monograming. Do you have PED Basic, the program that allows you to download from your computer? That is a very good investment (about $150) and you can get free designs and download purchased lettering from different web sites. There is also a good site www.embroiderydk.com where you can join for a small monthly fee and create lettering and monograming. You also have access to over 7000 designs that you can download free whenever you want. It is well worth the price of $9.00 per month and you don't have to be limited to a bunch of emboidery cards or just the built in designs on your machine. One final idea...go the Brother.com and request more instruction on the embroidery portion.

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Apr 20, 2017


This is the first and foremost problems that I've found: The bobbin case is packed full of threads. The needle is crooked and must be replaced.

1. The bobbin case has a hook that turns to catch the top thread when the needle is down. The bobbin case assembly must be removed and cleaned totally. The bobbin case assembly is where the bobbin sits. The bobbin case has a black bar that sits on top of it. Listen the forward screw and slide the bar slightly. You will need to move the hand wheel to move the hook to the front-most position. When you have done this the bobbin case will come out easily. Clean it thoroughly and put one drop of oil on the track. This is a lower spot where the bobbin case sits on top of. Before you put the bobbin back in you need to check the tension. It is intended to be even with the top tension.
2. Replace needle and make sure it is in totally and is seated the right direction.

HOPE THIS HELPS

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Apr 16, 2017


http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/brother-sewing-machine-error-codes.php

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Dec 04, 2016


My machine was also not sewing in reverse and stuck in a basting stitch. It was a simple fix. Unscrew the plate and remove any pins stuck in there. All fixed

Brother SE-270D... | Answered on Jul 05, 2016

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