Question about Brother PC-420

Open Question

Safety device has been activated

New machine, sewed one quilt, moved on to curtains and it went kablooey. 30 years sewing experience. took out bobbin casing, cleaned, still activating

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

5 Suggested Answers

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,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that 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.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 323 Answers

SOURCE: Brother 2001 sewing and embroidery machine.

The fact that your machine is turning hard says you still have some thread inside the machine that is binding up and activating the safety device. It must turn easily before it will work properly again.
Sometimes the machine must be disassembled to remove these threads.
sewman7

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

Ad
  • 399 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Brother SE-270D

its the problem of the timing belt in your machine its extra loosen or extra tightned or is slightly came out of its position or finally broken.
as the machine is proper just missing the proper speed as it should be .
it is running continuosly as you stated.
check the timing belt and make it proper if its worn out and needs replacement this is how its done

There is an adjusting screw on the right side of the machine head. Follow the motor bracket to the machine head and loosen that big old screw or bolt which will raise or lower the motor giving you slack to remove or replace the belt.

feel free for further queries
thanks

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

  • 52 Answers

SOURCE: 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

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

chrismyers67
  • 53 Answers

SOURCE: I have a CE-4000 model. In the middle of sewing,

When you put back in the bobbin case, there is a little "knub" that sticks out with a flat spot on the right (on the top side of it) that you need to ensure it rests gently to the left of the position finger bracket (silver metal piece, in the square of the bobbin case area its on the right closest to you).

When you put in initially, it was probably twisted clockwise and there was a gap between the knub and the position finger bracket and when you put the needle plate on in jams that bobbin case in that position and the needle just takes chunks out of it..

You might need a new bobbin case, try sanding out the needle marks with sandpaper.
88a75d4.jpg
6f3271c.jpg

-Chirs

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a bernina 550. What should I set the tension when sewing with invisible thread?


When I took a quilting class, the instructor had us put the invisible thread spool in a coffee cup behind the machine. Then we taped a paperclip or safety pin at the top-back of the machine (with about half of it above the sewing machine) between the spool pin and the first thread guide. Then we ran the invisible thread through the hole in the paperclip/safety pin and through the remaining thread guides and tension disks. (Technically, we avoided the spool pin.) Do NOT put invisible thread on the bobbin. Then adjust the top tension like you would for regular quilting or sewing.

Aug 07, 2017 | Bernina Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Safety device been activated. baby lock elegant 2


When a safety issue has been activated, it generally means that it should be taken to a technician. In other words, the machine has a fault that prevents it from functioning for the safety of the user.

...

Dec 26, 2016 | Baby Lock Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Janome 1600P DBX


You need to drop the feed dogs, install a darning or free motion quilting foot (make sure the presser foot is lowered). Because you will not be using the machine to move the fabric, the stitch length selection is of no importance. Make sure the stitch width is set to zero. You should test FMQ on a scrap quilt sandwich of the same makeup of your project, ie quilt fabric with batting sandwiched between. The upper tension should be set so that both threads meet in the middle of the quilt sandwich. Because it is FMQ, some extra adjustment may be needed.

Once the tension is where you want it, you can practice FMQ until you can move it smoothly in conjunction with the machine speed.

Practicing on a white board with erasable markers is a handy way to learn to move smoothly. The most difficult part of free motion quilting is learning to move the fabric smoothly. Do NOT lack for practice as that is the only way to improve. Those people who make it look simple have been doing it for years!

How to Free Motion Quilt on Regular Sewing Machine

Free Motion Quilting for Beginners Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy

Free Motion Quilting

Learn How to Free Motion Quilt Stippling

....

Oct 31, 2016 | Janome Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Is there a setting to quilt freehand?


Are you asking about free motion quilting (FMQ)?

If so, you need a darning foot of some type (a foot that does not press the fabric to the sewing surface).

You need to drop the feed dogs (or if your machine does not have that capability, a feed dog cover that probably came with your machine and set the stitch length to zero).

Then, add lots of PRACTICE!!! I like to draw designs on a white board with an erasable white board marker... The more fluid you can become, the better experience you will have with FMQ.

Free Motion Quilting Beginner Tutorial 1 of 4

How to Free Motion Quilt on Regular Sewing Machine

START HERE

Free Motion Quilting

...

Sep 29, 2016 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

The safety device has been activated


Turn off the power supply and open the needle plate.

Remove the bobbin and bobbin case.

Clean the shuttle and surrounding area from any lint or thread that may have accumulated during use.

If the problem continues, the machine will need to be serviced by a Brother dealer.

Mar 03, 2010 | 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

When machine quilting sews fine when moving forward, skips stitches when moving away


Check your needle. Make sure it is not blunt, try a Size 90 Topstitch needle or Embroidery needle. If you are using a thread thicker than regular piecing weight, you need a needle with a larger eye and a larger scrarf - the hollowed out bit at the back of the needle. Also don't sew too fast nor change direction too sharply. If you need to do a sharp turn, let the machine "mark time" once at the turn before moving off in the new direction.
Pam

Apr 28, 2009 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Sewing machine stuck on reverse only


The same thing happened to me. I think this machine is just junk!

Feb 17, 2008 | Sewing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother PC-420 Logo

Related Topics:

16 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1129 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18408 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

460 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...