Question about Sewing Machines
The spool pin on top is metal but i think half of it is missing and i found a spare plastic spool pin but the manual had no instructions on how to change or use the spare spool
On most machines, the spool pin simply screws into a threaded hole. If it was welded on or attached in some other permanent way, changing it may need a service visit. Brother has one of the very best service departments of any company I know. But try to unscrew the old one.. it might be stuck, a drop of penetrating oil, or maybe some pliers, might assist. If it comes out, a new one should screw in easily enough, so long as it matches the size of the hole and the threading.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Welcome to FixYa. If you have a spool stand, that might work as long as you can thread the machine properly (give it a try!). When the thread is placed on the machine's spool pin, the spool cap keeps the thread in place and helps the thread unwind evenly - so if you are using a spool pin, you really do need a spool cap.
If the spool stand works, you are good to go. If you need to order replacement parts, I've provided a link the manufacturer's website. From there, you can contact customer support and find out if parts are available. If you can't order replacement parts, ask customer service if the machine is compatible with another brand. Another option would be to buy a spool pin and cap at a sewing machine dealer. Take the machine with you and and make sure the parts fit before you buy them.
Here's the link to the site I mentioned:
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Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Take it to an older sewing machine mechanic who knows where to find "Replacement Parts" and can repair it. The part you are referring to is a crank slide which can be purchased by a dealer from PD60( a wholesale parts supplier) The part number is 4114948-01 A word of caution. Normally, there is another part which fails frequently on these machines which is the cam stack. It will crack and either make noise on patterns or distort the patterns. That replacement part # is 4111596-01. Get an estimate first to be sure you like the machine this much. Please do not rate this as '"thanks for trying". It needs to be better than that or don't rate it at all . Thank you
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
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:
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.
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Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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bAttach the extra spool pin.
Put the extra spool pin in the hole on the top of
the machine. Put the second spool of thread
onto the extra spool pin.
See page 25 in owners manual.
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