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Brother SE-270D sewing machine bobbin won't wind

This is a used machine I have had for over 3 years with no problems. Today, while winding my bobbin, the bobbin stopped turning. I could hear the motor still turning, but the bobbin iself wouldn't turn. Is there anything I can do or am I doomed to an expensive repair shop that I cannot afford?

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    kathyjean_ba Jan 03, 2013

    Mine did the same thing. Took the bobbin off and pushed it over and it ran fine. I looked at it closely and found that the little gray piece that shuts the bobbin off when its full got moved over. gently move the gray piece to the right and see if it will load. mine did. I just moved it until the bobbin was full.

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The rubber ring on the bobbin winder has probably gone bad which would mean replacing it but you can buy a portable bobbin winder called a sidewinder for around 20.00

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Go here: http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/ You can purchase a new "tire" for your winder. It's a pain to take the machine apart, but CAN be done!

Posted on Aug 09, 2012

  • Cassandra Walton Aug 19, 2012

    I looked but couldn't find the part there. Not sure of what to look for.

  • dnorman Sep 12, 2012

    Find your model and then look for the part You're probably going to need to replace the entire bobbin winder ($18.99 Bobbin Winder #XC3601121). Thanks to your post, I know what I'm looking for :). Mine started doing the same thing just when I decided to use it again...

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