Question about Brother XL-3500

1 Answer

I need new needles and bobbins how do I find right ones

I own a brother XL3500, and I need to purchase needles and bobbins, how do I know which make and size etc.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,116 Answers

You can use Schmetz needles and the bobbins are Class A or Class 15. Both can be found where sewing notions are sold.

You choose the needle size according to the type of fabric you are sewing. This should be in the manual.

If you need a manual, you can download from the Brother website.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need a schematic for a Brother 6700 embroidery machine. I cleaned the bobbin case and around it and now the machine is making lots of noise.


It is probably one of two things,
1st..always put the needle plate on before you install the bobbin case. You can lock the bobbin case down by putting the needle plate on after putting the bobbin case in. Take off the plate and remove the bobbin case, install the needle plate, then install the bobbin case.
2nd...your bobbin case may be damaged now, if it is scratatched or chipped get a new case.

Good Luck

Jun 30, 2017 | Brother Sewing Machines

2 Answers

What does it mean when the motor jams and the needle is hitting the bobbin case?


Make sure the needle is put in the right direction and a new one. Also, check the bobbin to make sure it is one that fits properly.

Your sewing machine is likely to be out of timing. This means the needle goes under the throat plate to pick up the bottom thread but it is going at the wrong time. The bottom and top have to be synchronized. This is a problem that usually requires the replacement of gears. Anyway, it isn't a home fix problem.

Oct 05, 2016 | Brother BC-1000 Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

The top thread is not taking up the bobbin thread Why?


This may be due to incorrect threading of the top thread or incorrect winding of the bobbin thread, or the bobbin may be inserted backward. It can also be due to a damaged needle.

Try a new needle first. A brand new one if at all possible.

If a new needle won't help, remove all thread, remove the bobbin, and clean all lint and dust out from around the bobbin. Rethread carefully, making sure all thread guides are used.

Maybe also try using a new bobbin of thread. Ensure it's facing the right way when you put into the bobbin case and that you have pulled several inches of thread from the bobbin case.

Oct 01, 2014 | Brother Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Why on my cs60001 does the needle hit the bobbin case


The needle may be damaged or bent. Try a brand new needle for starters. Check the bobbin case to make sure it hasn't been damaged by the needle striking it.

Brother, btw, has one of the very best service departments of any company I know. They back their products.. this machine has a 25 year warranty, though I don't know when you got it of course. So if it's still hitting the bobbin, chances are it can be fixed. [ No, I don't work for them, just have a bit of experience with their service and it's always been excellent]

Jun 27, 2014 | Brother Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Sounds silly, but I simply cannot get a new light bulb in my xl3500. What's the trick?


Good morning to you
My best bet is to look in the yellow pages in your telephone catalog for a authorized Brother dealer, phone the dealer and ask him/her to send you the bulbs you need.
enjoy your coffee
Kolbrun

Jul 05, 2012 | Brother XL-3500

1 Answer

What is a shuttle on a Brother XL3500? The shop tells us we need to order one from the US (we live in Paraguay) and I can't find one online!


Hi, I checked your sewing machine & it doesn't have a shuttle, it has a bobbin & bobbin case, there is a website where you can find part for your sewing machine, it's called----sewingparts.com
hope this help you
please rate this with the thumbs in the upper right hand corner-thank you

Aug 06, 2010 | Brother XL-3510 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

My machine is a Brother XL5600; I think I am having a shuttle hook problem. When I lower the sewing needle to "catch" the bobbin thread and pull through- it won't catch and pull through. I have changed out...


Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the thread completely from the machine. The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool. Re-thread the machine according to the directions in the manual.

Place a spool of thread on a spool pin and check the upper threading.
Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race. Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.

Also please check that the bobbin is installed in its case rightly. Needle thread is too tight. Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.

The needle could be thread incorrectly. Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.
The needle could be bent or improperly inserted and install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Sep 26, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

I need to rewind a new bobbin


My SE-270D bobbin winder is located on the top of the machine to the far right. From the picture of your machine it looks to be in the same place. The larger spindle is for the spool of thread and the shorter spindle is for the bobbin.
You need to wnd the thread around the bobbin a few times just to make sure it is started properly, and then move the bobbin either forward or backward to engage. (It's different on some machines.) You may also have to move the outer edge of the machine wheel (the large wheel on the outside right) to keep the needle from moving up and down while the bobbin is filling. When the bobbin is full the machine should shut off by itself.
Then you will have to re-tighten the machine wheel to engage the needle.
Hope this helps.

Apr 05, 2009 | Brother Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Bobbin case keeps breaking after minimal use


Nope...it didn't work...I got the new case...and still keeps breaking needles...ready to throw the machine right out the window...3 floors up...I think they sent the wrong case...and on e-bay...another vendor wants 36.95 for a case...don't think it is worth this...only paid 150.00 for the machine at Walmart...personally...plastic parts are terrible...I still have a Singer from 1953...and it still sews like a charm...but just goes front and back...no frills...but the oldies are better!
Dee

Aug 14, 2008 | Brother XL-3500

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother XL-3500 Logo

Related Topics:

151 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1125 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18392 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

458 Answers

Are you a Brother Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...