Question about Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing Machine
My Brother SE 270D will not allow me to sew or embroider. I keep receiving the "Lower presser foot" message even after the foot is in the "down" position. I have tried unplugging the machine and the same message comes up each time.
This happened to me and I eventually realized that there is a small door flap at the top near the "4" in the threading series that can get stuck open. Normally this flap goes up and down with the presser foot, but if it gets stuck open even when the presser foot is down, tapping it or closing it manually will make the error go away.
Posted on Jan 09, 2012
OK; My SE-270D is about 5 years old and it just recently started giving me the "lower presser foot lever" I have already spent $30 going on line to fixit websites only to be told to take the unit to a service center. I went through the normal routine of trying to reset the computer of which did not work. I can't afford to spend $75 just to let someone look at my unit and then pay even more to have it fixed. I could buy the same machine or equivalent (brand new) for about $200. I am sort of mechanically inclined so I decided what the heck, I will just open up this machine and try to figure it out myself. I mean what do I have to loose. I opened up the unit and discovered there is a tiny "pressure switch" which is activated when the lever is pushed up or down. When the lever is up the switch is "off" when the lever is lowered it releases the spring loaded whitch to the "on" position. The tiny switch is right below the thread tension dial. I discovered that the switch could be activated manually by pulling it over with my finger. I had to make a hole in the casing so I could get to the switch after I put it back together. WALA! it works. When I lower the presser foot lever I then pull the broken switch into the proper position and it works like a sewing machine. I gambled on this solution because I have a tiny bit of mechanical knowledge. So if you are lacking in that area, please don't try it.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
I had the same problem and after playing around with it I lifted the cover of the thread cassette and pushed down on the cassette until it snapped. Don't ask me why but it fixed the Lower Presser Foot error and I was able to sew. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
Thank you!!!!!!!!!! worked for me... IIII LLOOOVVEEE YYYOOOUU!!!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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