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Brother SE-270D - need timing instructions

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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  • Margie Campbell Jan 18, 2008

    This machine is computerized. The upper thread is in a cassette, and the needle threads automatically.

    The last time it happened, I took it to the service center, it was way out of time & they retimed it for free. It's 45 min drive to and then I have to find stuff to do until it's ready to pick up (full day lost). Now, it's out of time again (I know how to check the time), and won't even pick up the bobbing thread. Going to take it back in. Just can't do the embroidery part of this quilt like I wanted to do.

  • Margie Campbell Feb 21, 2008

    It turns out that the SE27D machine is set to use size 60 thread (sometimes called bottomline or bobbin thread), and if you are in the embroidery or decorative stitch mode...it will jam and go out of time.

    I now only use bottom line, size 60 thread in the bobbin & have absolutely no problems since!

    I downloaded the manual..which I had misplaced..and sure enough it gives that direction from the get go.



    Also, if you have this machine, READ the manual. There are many things about the SE270D in that manual (you can get free online version at the Brother website) that are a must. This machine is a great tool, if you use it properly...I have learned that the hard way!

    Marge

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    i have the same exact problem with the thread knotting up on the under side of the fabric and the machine is brand new!

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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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