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Can i change the needle size in a brother xl 3200?

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SOURCE: Thread tension for Brother XL 2230.

If you have pattern dials set correctly then I might guess that one or more sets may have been missed when the thread was being set up in the machine. most of these models show either arrows or numbers for each or way the thread needs to be routed.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Brothers XL-3200 which works great but

Your thread tension needs adjustment.

Most likely it is the lower thread tension (not the upper thread tensioner).

When sewing very thin or very heavy material - it is required to adjust the lower tension as well.

To regulate the lower thread tension - turn the small screw on the tension spring of the bobbin case with a small screwdriver.

To increase tension - turn it clockwise SLIGHTLY.


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Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Would like to buy a ballpoint needle for Brother

For light weight cotton use size 11 even 10, thinner ones, instead for heavier fabric use size 14 that is thicker.

Get an assorted pack of ball pointed needles and test them. The needles below are for your Brother machine.


http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/schmetz-ballpoint-asst.php

http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/schmetz-ballpoint-size14.php

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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SOURCE: needle will not move; the bobbin shaft is in the

Force the balance wheel backwards, you may have thread stuck round the raceway

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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SOURCE: learn how to change the needle in my brother xl

If, you do not have the manual, please go to Brother.com and download one for free. Also, to change your needle without a screwdriver, use a nickel or dime. Sometimes that works better than a screwdriver and won't strip your screw head.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

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Brother xl 2600 needle hitting feed dogs


Could be several reasons! Check that your needle is not bent, Make sure that you are using the needle is the needle size required BT specific machine. Make sure timing is checked by ttechnician.

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I couldn't find the Brother XL-3520, so I'll just ask here. I noticed that I have a single needle (already attached to machine) and a double needle attachment but I need a thicker needle for...


most domestic sewing machines use 130/705h system needles - buy a pack each of size 70, 80, 90 and 100 to start. if you plan on sewing knits (stretchy) fabrics then buy a couple packs of ball points in size 70 and 80. put in a new needle for each garment you sew as a needle goes blunt in about 6 hours depending on what you are stitching. visit www.sewing.about.com and check out sewing machines 101 and debbie's article on sm needles for more good info. depending on what your heavier weight fabric is you may need to use a 110 size to handle it. the denser the fabric the bigger it needs to be.

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The thread keeps breaking and i lost the manuel for brother xl 5130


try rethreading machine
thread tension is to tight -try 3-5-see if that works better
change needles
thread might be caught around spool pin -tension dial
needle & thread may not be compatable-try this & see if it works for you
Cut 6-8 inch piece of thread of the spool you are going to use for your project
Take the needle you are going to use for the project
& insert the thread thru the eye of the needle
& lift one end of the thread to a 45 degree angle
& if the needle is the right size for the thread it will slide down the thread
But if the needle hangs on the thread you need one size larger needle for the thread

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Needle size replacement. I ran out of spare needle for my Brother XL-5500 sewing machine. Does anyone now the size and model of the replacement needle? thanks


. Schmetz is excellent, Singer etc. Needles all work in the machines but most of your sewing will be done with an #11, but denim, for instance will be at least a #14, #16 depending on what you are doing. Buy an assortment of sizes, sharps for regular and ball point for knits, they are very inexpensive. Do not keep a dull needle in your machine, throw away old and start every new project with a fresh one.

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Learn how to change the needle in my brother xl 2600i sewing machine


If, you do not have the manual, please go to Brother.com and download one for free. Also, to change your needle without a screwdriver, use a nickel or dime. Sometimes that works better than a screwdriver and won't strip your screw head.

Jul 24, 2010 | Brother XL-2600I

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Needle will not move; the bobbin shaft is in the


Force the balance wheel backwards, you may have thread stuck round the raceway

Jul 04, 2010 | Brother XL-3510 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I need new needles and bobbins how do I find right ones


You can use Schmetz needles and the bobbins are Class A or Class 15. Both can be found where sewing notions are sold.

You choose the needle size according to the type of fabric you are sewing. This should be in the manual.

If you need a manual, you can download from the Brother website.

Apr 23, 2010 | Brother XL-3500

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Would like to buy a ballpoint needle for Brother XL-2610 machine. Co you sell them? What size should I get for fine cotton jersey? The manual says to get 75/11-90/14.


For light weight cotton use size 11 even 10, thinner ones, instead for heavier fabric use size 14 that is thicker.

Get an assorted pack of ball pointed needles and test them. The needles below are for your Brother machine.


http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/schmetz-ballpoint-asst.php

http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/schmetz-ballpoint-size14.php

Jan 13, 2010 | Brother XL-2610

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My xl-5700 the needle keeps breaking or the thread keeps getting all bunched up plus I lost my instruction manual can I gat a new one


About the needle problem, Brother's FAQ gives the following response: 

Make sure the needle is correctly inserted with the flat side facing the back and pushed up into the machine as far as possible.

The needle could have been damaged or bent. If so replace with a new one.

Make sure the fabric is not pulled excessively when sewing. Let the feed dogs move the fabric. Do not pull the fabric.

The combination of needle size, thread size and fabric is incorrect. 
Be sure to use the correct needle and thread size for the fabric you are sewing.(example: Denim-size 16 needle and 40-50 heavy duty thread).

As for the manual, here's the link:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doch000063/ps21xl55565700ug02en.pdf

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