I have had the thread bunch up twice in my machine. Once I took to dealer...he is over 75 miles away (round trip). Even though it's under warranty, it's hard for me to get into the city. Is there anyplace I can download the instructions on timing this machine?
I am pretty mechanically minded...so if I had the instructions, I am positive I could do it. I have timed my other machines...but the computerized machine & being brand new scares me off.
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Re: Brother SE-270D - need timing instructions
If your machine bunch up the tread, it has nothing to do with timing. In 90% of the cases the problem lies with the top thread. Check your tension disks for any fluff or thread. Also check that you thread the machine correctly. The best way to check the tension is to thread the machine normally with the presser foot up. when you get to the stage of the threading the needle, first lower the presser the presser foot and check the tension by pulling the thread slowly with your right hand and adjust the tension with your left hand. On zero you should be able to pull freely and on 5 there should be enough resistance. If this is the case your machine should sew perfectly.
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Make sure you are using 60 weight bobbin thread only in the bobbin, also make sure you are using only SA156 ( SFB-XA5539-151) bobbins, the size 156A are not for this machine. I have used Singer size 15J bobbins with no problem. The bobbin should have slightly rounded ends, not flat like a regular bobbin. This helps the thread over the bobbin at high speeds.
I threw my machine out of time the first three times I used it for embroidery and decorative stitches. Had I read the manual, I'd have known to use 60 wt bobbin thread. I have also used 90 wt with no problems...60 wt is what comes with the machine.
If you have to take the machine in for service, make sure to take sample of the problem and the embroidery unit, thread you used, etc. Take it all and tell them to test it all.
My Brother dealer felt these Disney machines were great little workers..and said they are not hard to repair...some dealers don't know enough about how to repair the thread cartridge, so tell you the machine is not worth repairing. It is...I've had mine for 4 years.
Hope this helps some. You may have to take the machine in to be timed / cleaned...once that's done and you are using proper thread and bobbins (upper thread - you can use any, bobbin it's 60wt)...you will love your machine.
make sure the bobbin thread is wound and installed correctly
remove tangled thread and clean lint out from under feed plate
clean and remove shuttle to clean out area with lint brush
inspect bobbin for burs and scratches...make sure when reinstalling shuttle and bobbin that it rotates freely
hope this helps
The thread cassette has no bearing on what needle you use. You need a Schmetz embroidery needle with the red band size 75 for light to medium weight fabrics or a size 90 for heavier fabrics such as denim.
I finally figured this out. The feed dog switch in the back was not hitting anything when I moved it back and forth. There is a screw on the underside of the machine that I tightened. It seemed to do the trick. Thanks.
Your needle thread lock on the bottom of your fabric and your bobbin thread locks on top. If you are getting jamming in the bobbin it is caused by the needle thread. Thread your machine with the presser foot up this will ensure thread going between tension disks.
This is not really something you can do yourself (been there, tried that!). The machine has to be almost completely disassembled to get to the timing mechanism. Trust me, it's worth the 30.00 to have it timed.
I think http://www.allbrands.com has a generic timing explaination for sewing machines (use the drop in bobbin one)...I found it easy to follow...but once I realized I had to unplug all the components for the computerized functions... I took it in to the dealer. If you contact Brother & your machine is under warranty, they will pay for the repair (they paid for my first two re-timings). Now I know you HAVE to use BOBBIN thread that is 60 WT only in the bobbin. You will continue to have problems if you don't. Also, this machine uses the class 15 bobbin, but make sure its model number SA156A, which is a hair taller than the SA156 bobbin..both are class 15, but the tiny difference is very important.