Question about Brother Sewing Machines
I keep getting the E4 error message; but, the bobbin winder shaft is in the correct position! What is wrong with it please??
The bobbin winder question is a frequent one and it is very easy to solve. If you look at the shaft where the bobbin sits on the bobbin winder, you will notice that it has a slot in the middle of the shaft, an opening if you will. This is where you use a flat screw driver and open that space more to give more friction to the bobbin so it is not loose on the shaft. That slot was made for that. There are different bobbins on the market so thats why the slot is there. If it is too tight, grab a pair of pliers and close the gap. The metal of the bobbin winder on that shaft is malleable exactly for this reason. No need to put plastic bag material or anything like that. Use it as it was intended for.
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
Checking to see if in fact that the bobbin shaft is turning. Run it without any bobbin on the bobbin shaft. Make sure that it is push over in the correct position and run it. I checked on mine and it does make the whirring sound and the the shaft does spin. Also check underneath the shaft to see if there is any thread wrapped around it. ( I had problems with that in the past). I hope this helps,
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
SOURCE: Singer Futura 350
The E4, error message means the safety device is activated. Machine is locked up due to thread entangled with the bobbin case. Remove the needle plate and bobbin case. Check for any thread around the hook area. Also check your handwheel. It should turn freely. Good Luck
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
SOURCE: bobbin threading
hi! well! everything is gonna be fine,make sure the thread was wine on clockwise rotation as shown on figures if this similar to your bobbins anyway this is just a sample how to set up bobbinsthe thread is inserted on slot of bobbins case to acquire a tension tread. then hold bobbins on spindle while the needle of machine is on higher position.as shown on figuresthen inset this on shuttle hook case as shown on figures.then after bobbins was set up on shuttle case the thread of bobbins will hook up by the thread of needle by rotating the handwheel manually by your hand be sure the top thread was set up properly.just let me know if the procedure can help.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
I had the same problem. The trick is to make sure that when you put the bobbin on the winder that the notch on the bobbin clicks on the notch holder. So turn the bobbin on the winder until you hear a click or that the bobbin can not be turned. To check if the bobbin is on the holder correctly start the bobbin winder without thread. If the bobbin is engaged on the winder it will spin, if not then it is not set on the notch. I hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
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