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Brother se 400 doesnt recognize that the presser foot is raised

I recently had my machine serviced, but when it came back it fails to recognize that the presser foot is being raised. This means that it won't engage or initialize the embroidery unit whatsoever. I've seen some resolutions around this site, but none that have worked to fix my problem.

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  • Paul O Dec 01, 2012

    I performed percussive maintenance (hit) the machine on the top of the casing, above the lcd - Fonzie-style - and it began recognizing the presser foot position.... I'm not going to say that this is resolved, because I have no idea what hitting it would actually do, but it's working now.

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position the foot under the shaft making sure the horizontal pin on the foot is in line with the horizontal groove on the end of presser foot fitting on the shaft. Lower the pressor foot arm and it should snap right on. If not, press it up manually. the directions should be in your manual. If you don't have your manual, you can get it online at www.brother-usa.com

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SOURCE: "Lower presser foot" error on SE 270D

This happened to me and I eventually realized that there is a small door flap at the top near the "4" in the threading series that can get stuck open. Normally this flap goes up and down with the presser foot, but if it gets stuck open even when the presser foot is down, tapping it or closing it manually will make the error go away.1_9_2012_12_19_55_am.jpg

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SOURCE: my brother embroidery machine's lcd screen is blank

Hi.

On page 81 of your manual it says to adjust your LCD screen brightness.

If you can't find your manual... go here and download it.
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_PE_770%20%20%E2%80%93%20New!_EN_1819.PDF

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