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Need help putting part on

I am new to sewing. I have a Brother 270d. I went to load my upper thred and I believe the thread guider came off. Tension too high? How do I put it back on?

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  • jackie124 Feb 10, 2008

    I returned my machine and bought another. Thanks for the advice, though.



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Mine did the same thing within the first week I had it, and I left it off. I have had mine serviced, they attatched a new one, but the servie cost 125. Good Luck!

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