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Auto threader won't thread needle

I have been using the machine most of the day and have successfully changed the thread and threaded the needle at least 12 times today now it won't thread.I have started from scratch 6 times and looked at the book over and over to make sure I haven't forgotten a step. Help!

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    Wanda Fary May 14, 2014

    I found the needle had a tiny bend not visible to the naked eye. I replaced the needle and all is well again

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Damaged needle is the most common cause of this, followed by a needle too small for the threader (see: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/17206792 for a size comparison) or a needle not in the correct position for threading, or the threading getting knocked out of alignment.

Personally, and maybe because I've been sewing for 55 years now, but I find most needle threaders seem to be the first thing to break on modern home sewing machines. If you want to thread by hand, simply cut the end of the thread at an angle with a *sharp* pair of scissors. It should poke through the hole easily. Because needle size and thread size really go hand in hand in making good stitches, a thread that is too fat for the needle's eye a) won't go through the eye easily and b) will make your machine stitch like it's suddenly had all the tensions go wonky. (Thread diameter should be about half the width of the eye of the needle; ordinary sewing thread generally works from size 10/70 through 14/90 needles just fine, and occasionally to 16/100.)

Posted on May 24, 2014

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SOURCE: all of a sudden, the needle threader won't work.

I don't know much about Brothers but the first thing I do with any new machine I get it to get rid of the needle threader if it is in my way. They never work and with use they start to shread the tread.
I use a bright light and a strong pair of glasses to hand thread it. I use tweasers on my more difficult machines.
You may have a lemon of a needle threader too. It happens. There are sharp barbs that we can not see but the thread has a hard time catching on them and most of the problem seems to be in the threader letting loose of the thread as it is caught on these barbs.

Posted on Dec 18, 2010

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SOURCE: threading the needle of the embroidery machine

You may need a magnifying glass to see the tiny hook that should pass through the needle eye to catch the thread....

....if it is not aligned properly and does not go through the eye you will need to realign it....

...there may be a small screw attaching the mechanism, loosen slightly with jewelers screwdriver so you can move it but there is still some friction and gently engage the needle threader to see how far you need to move it, then gently, using a fine screwdriver, tweesers etc, nudge the tiny hook a little, check result and continue to adjust until remedied....re-tighten screw.

If there is no screw adjustment, a gentle bending will resolve the problem............but if there is no tiny hook, it will need replacing.

They are not easily broken, but only use gentle pressure to be sure.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Broken needle threader?

Hi - welcome to FixYa. I have this machine, and unfortunately, the cassettes can break. If the threader worked when you first got your machine, I would suggest buying a new cassette (even if your threader is working). A second cassette is very handy because you can thread your next color in the extra cassette before the machine stops for the next color change - when the machine does stop, just put in the second cassette, and thread the other with the next color - speeds things up alot. And, if one of the cassettes does break, you aren't sitting in a puddle waiting for a new one.. You can find the thread cassettes for sale on a variety of sites - this is where I buy mine:

http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Store_id=492&page_id=17

Some of the 270Ds came with a spool pin - look in your manual for a picture and for the instructions for installing and using the spool pin. You can use it for spool of thread that are too large for the cassette and I think you can leave it installed on your machine all the time. If you don't have your manual, leave a comment and I'll look mine and check the instructions.

Hope this helps. If you have a minute, a rating (good or bad) tells me if the information or solution I provide is helpful to anyone who visits FixYa.

If you would like me to write a tip on salvaging an embroidery project that has been pulled into a birdsnest, leave a quick comment and I'll add the tip. Thanks everybody, and good luck. Please feel free to comment if you need more help or have more questions.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Thread in needle or bobbin keeps on breaking

The tread only breaks in the needle. what can i do . i don't get to sew anything . I tread the needle and get everything ready and start the machine and as quickly as that the tread is broken and the machine has not sewn at all.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: AUTO THREADER CAME OUT

When you activated the threader, the needle was down and the threader came off or broke.

If it is not broken, you may be able to push it back into place.

Turn off the power and tip the machine back on some towels so it does not slip and with a flash light check the area where it fits and see if you can get it back into position.

If not, will have to thread the needle the old fashion way.

Check with your Brother dealer to see if they can look at the machine while you wait.

They may be able to get it back together or they will have to replace the threader.

It is possible they will have one in stock, or they may have to order it.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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