Question about Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing Machine

6 Answers

Brother SE-270D Jams below needle plate

I bought and returned two of these machines that were refurbished. The sewing machine works fine if you are just doing straight, zig-zag, or any other type of stich. You can put the same piece of material with stabilizer in a hoop, install the embroidery module and it will jam EVERY time under the needle plate. I returned both of these refurbished machines and bought a brand new one. It did the same thing right out of the box. I believe this is a common problem with this product, from many many posts I have seen on the internet. I gave up on the Brother SE-270D as an embroidery machine. I bought a new machine from Singer....I would suggest others do the same.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • DaMoose Nov 15, 2007

    I went to a Brother service center with my new Brother SE-270D with the jam still in place below the needle plate...The sewing machine mechanic removed the jam and said that the cause of the jam was the bobbin thread. As it turns out these machines are thread sensitive. He said use only "Brother" bobbin thread on these machines...He put in a bobbin of Brother bobbin thread and on the same test piece...the machine worked perfectly! I was using embroidery thread in my bobbins that I had purchased from Walmart...(Where the machines are sold).

  • maliawag Nov 18, 2007

    My thread is jamming under the needle plate as well and it seems that it is getting hung up on a hook like thing that almost sits right on the shuttle. I really havent had this problem and I have been using this machine for about 2 months now. Is something bent?

  • Wendy 1234 Jul 09, 2008

    I just bought the Brother machine and am also having the same problem. It works fine for sewing and light embroidery, but the denser embroidery patterns jam every time. Thank you so much for posting your comments. I will try the Brother bobbin thread, as well as making sure the thread is tight.

  • Margie Campbell 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.

×

Ad

6 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 29 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.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Also make sure the thread casket is together, give it a little squeeze....mine started coming apart, also when you are threading the casket, at the very last step rather than letting the thread be cut bring it up tight to the cutter, but do not compleetly remove then press it into the machine properly.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Ii have a 270D and had some problems but definitely not all the time...until I found that there are two bobbin sizes..in my manual it says that the one for the old style will NOT work with the 270D. It has a scale picture and my bobbin was not correct. You need to use an L bobbin. This corrected my problem and no problem since. Good Luck.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

For Laura1726

Try putting your thread cartridge in and only applying pressure on the top right corner slightly pull forward as your pushing down. That has helped alot with mine. Hope it helps you out as well
Luvease

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My problem is that when I put in the thread, and push it down to thread, the thread does not come thru. What brings it thru broke I think... This is the 2nd machine, and it has done the same thing...I do not know how to fix it-so sewing has been put on hold. Please someone shed light on this so I start sewing.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

  • Margie Campbell Aug 18, 2015

    As someone else mentioned...Don't cut the thread at that last spot on the holder...leave it a bit long...when you push down on the cartridge/holder...as soon as you see the thread, hold onto it...and then press to finish threading. I usually thread the needle by hand.
    My tech I have now, does not know the exact cause, other than something inside the machine is set wrong...but he can't find how to adjust it.

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Also have a SE-270D with jamming problem. My fix was finding that if the loose end of the spool thread (the end that was threaded through the needle) is not held tight so as to prevent it from being drawn back through the needle (instead of the needle pulling the spool side tight) the initial loop will cause a continuing 'snag' ending with the safety feature stopping the machine. I would imagine that with a lense dense fabric, a few stitches would have to be put in so as to prevent the same problem. If I hold the loose end tight through at least a single stitch (and even tug at it to make sure there is no loop underneath the needle plate) it works like it's supposed to. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

  • MrTom Nov 14, 2007

    I also had the same recurring problem with my SE-270D. Always occured at the very beginning of a seam. Found out that if the loose end of the thread that passes through the needle is not held perfectly tight (so that the loose 'spool thread' end cannot be drawn back through the needle, which in turn prevents the upward movement of the needle drawing out the entire loop that passes around the bobbin shuttle) it forms a loop under the needle plate which catches immediately and binds the machine up.



    My problem was corrected when I held the loose end on the initial stroke, and even checked by pulling tight on the thread to make sure there was no extra thread forming a loop underneath the bobbin plate. I would imagine when sewing a less dense material, you might have to keep that end tight through at least a few strokes to prevent the same problem.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What needle should i buy mine broke


you might try schmetz universal needles, that's what I use in my
sewing machines & serger & they work just fine for me.

Oct 08, 2012 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

Having issues with my Se-270D can you help


The brother machines are notorious for jamming if there is even a tiny bit of lint in the machine. Take out your bobbin, unscrew the plate, take out the bobbin holder. Use a pipe cleaner or paint brush to brush all around inside the machine and pull out any little threads/lint that has collected in there. Replace the bobbin holder by lining up the screw toward the front. Replace the plate and screws. Make sure your bobbin doesn't have any little nicks around the edges that could catch thread. Replace the bobbin and rethread. Replace your needle (this needs to be changed often) rethread your upper thread. Test stitch.

Mar 16, 2010 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

I have a Brother SE-270D. The top thread is not


A bent needle will cause this. Otherwise the shuttle is out of time, have it serviced..

Feb 09, 2010 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

I need a replacement needle to embroidery. need to know the model#. I have a Brother SE-270D Easy Thread Cassette System.


The thread cassette has no bearing on what needle you use. You need a Schmetz embroidery needle with the red band size 75 for light to medium weight fabrics or a size 90 for heavier fabrics such as denim.

Dec 07, 2009 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

Error message on Brother SE-270D sewing machine


The safety device will activate if the machine has a bind or is unable to run at correct speed. If you turn the handwheel is it tight/hard to turn? if it is than thats it. Now what is binding the machine has to be diagnosed.

Jul 22, 2009 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

Brother 270D Jams when sewing anything


You might have thread caught in the take-up lever linkage and it has soaked up all the oil my recommendation would be take it to your local dealer

Jun 24, 2009 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

Feed Dog on Brother 270d stuck in up position


I finally figured this out. The feed dog switch in the back was not hitting anything when I moved it back and forth. There is a screw on the underside of the machine that I tightened. It seemed to do the trick. Thanks.

Jan 14, 2009 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

My needle is hitting the face plate and breaking


Make sure the needle is all the way up in the shaft/bar. It can work loose and slip down. Make sure you're installing the needle correctly.

Nov 15, 2008 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

Tangled thread under metal plate


-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

Jan 18, 2018 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing Machine Logo

6,095 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1133 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

484 Answers

Are you a Brother Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...