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Futura xl-400 will not power on

My machine was fine. I turned it off to reset center and to contine to the next design, but now it wont power on. I have checked the plug...FINE, breaker...FINE, plugged in...YES (to the wall and to the machine) HELP

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I had this same issue, machine would not power on. I read another forum that mentioned the bobbin and I thought it was far fetched. HOWEVER... I removed the bobbin, blew air into the bobbin casing to dislodge any fabric bunnies and the machine powered back on. Talk about quirky!

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

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    Shana Johnson Jan 22, 2015

    I have also found that sometimes when this happens, turn the wheel just a hair, make sure the needle is in the full upright position. I don't know if this is a design flaw or safety feature, but that works as well.


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I had the same problem. A matter of fact one time while embroidering something happened to bend the needle and it just turned itself off. I was ready to pack up the machine to return it to the seller but then after about 5 min of my fiddling with it; unplugging it changing the plug messing with the wheel, taking off the embroidery unit, turning the wheel and cleaning the bobbin area it turned back on and I was able to finish my design. So not sure which helped to get it going again. But then it happened again that it would not turn on after I turned it off (regular sewing no emmbroidery unit attached this time). So I turned the wheel a few turns and tried again and it turned back on. Kind of quirky but at least now I know what it takes to baby my machine LOL. Other than that I love this machine its doing a great job embroidering and sewing. I have another Singer machine simple plain sewing only, just bought last year and it works well too. I now kind of wish it had the needle up down possibility. The automatic threader on the Futura though sometimes works and sometimes doesn't the one on my simpler machine is easier to work with.
I grew up with a Singer treadle machine from my Grandmother and I wish I still had that one. It did leather and thick fabrics without a problem while the newer machines you kind of have to slow down or make sure you have a fresh sharp needle for things like that.

Posted on May 01, 2015

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SOURCE: Have futura 200. Was embroidering a design and

I had the same problem, go head with machine off and embroidery unit off also turn wheel toward you. If it still won't go try winding a bobbin that is what happened with mine it seemed to undo the stiffness. You can also take the cap off the wheel and make sure there is no thread wound around it.
Good luck if this does not work there are other tips but it would take all night to email all the steps.

Posted on May 01, 2009

SOURCE: singer futura xl 550 power will not turn on

it's possible that the power cord has gone out
or the on and off switch
or the motor

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SOURCE: My machine won't turn on!

if your machine is on warranty take it back to the supplier you bought it from.or try to unplug the machine and plug it in back to go through its cycle and reset it self.if that does not work then you are having problem in the machine power supply.if you ran out of warranty, have a tech look at your machine.good luck.

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Singer 400 will not power on

Try turning the power switch on with the embroidery unit in place, insert the foot control. Then turn the power switch off, remove the foot pedal and turn the power on again. If that doesn't work, try inserting the foot pedal with the power switch in the off position, withdrawing it, then turning the power switch on.

Your motor was designed to shut itself down if it overheats or if stitching was interrupted. For instance, if your needle hit something solid and the needle bent or broke.

Generally, it will go on again in 10 minutes to 2 hours, depending on what the cause was. Occasionally, it can take longer. Using the foot pedal tends to reset the motor. I discovered this by accident one night, when I assumed that it was a Reset port and gently stuck the eraser end of a pencil in it until I felt resistance, then withdrew it. The machine had only shut down for about 3 minutes, but it turned right on again.

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You did not indicate which operating system is used on your laptop. If you have Win Vista, 7, or 8, there is a patch that you can download from, find your XL400, go to software and download the patch (should go to your download folder) . Next go to the Control Panel and uninstall the software. Re start your computer. Turn OFF your anti virus software and install the Base Singer software. Next, go to the download folder and double click on the Futura patch. Plug in your usb to the singer, then laptop, and turn on the sewing machine. At this point you can Launch the Futura software.
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