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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When you push the cassette down, there is a little tiny wire hook that comes through the needle eye to catch the thread. The needle must be in perfect alignment for the wire hook to go through the eye of that needle. If the hook is bent a little OR the needle is bent a little or not all the way up, the needle won't get threaded. The wire will not go through an eye smaller than an 11/90. First thing I try is a new needle that is all the way up in the needle holder. If threading still fails, probably the wire hook is sliding to one side of the needle, not through the eye. The action happens so fast, it is hard to see exactly what the problem is.
Hope that helps. I am not a fan of the cassette system. A side arm needle threader is easier to problem shoot.
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
I too have a christmas gift causing headaches - loopy embroidery. But at least this one I found a work around for... I thread the cassette according to the arrows but when I get to "6" I loop up around the left side and over the top of the bend but DON'T go far enough to cut the thread. I leave about 4 or 5 inches loose and hold the end at the top-right of the thread cassette at about the 2 o'clock position. I push the cassette down into the machine normally and right about when the 6 is below the window the thread will cut leaving you holding the left over piece. Continue pushing down until click and needle will thread. Have not had any threading problems since learning to leave a tail on the thread. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
You may need a magnifying glass to see the tiny hook that should pass through the needle eye to catch the thread....
....if it is not aligned properly and does not go through the eye you will need to realign it....
...there may be a small screw attaching the mechanism, loosen slightly with jewelers screwdriver so you can move it but there is still some friction and gently engage the needle threader to see how far you need to move it, then gently, using a fine screwdriver, tweesers etc, nudge the tiny hook a little, check result and continue to adjust until remedied....re-tighten screw.
If there is no screw adjustment, a gentle bending will resolve the problem............but if there is no tiny hook, it will need replacing.
They are not easily broken, but only use gentle pressure to be sure.
Posted on May 23, 2008
SOURCE: Broken needle threader?
Hi - welcome to FixYa. I have this machine, and unfortunately, the cassettes can break. If the threader worked when you first got your machine, I would suggest buying a new cassette (even if your threader is working). A second cassette is very handy because you can thread your next color in the extra cassette before the machine stops for the next color change - when the machine does stop, just put in the second cassette, and thread the other with the next color - speeds things up alot. And, if one of the cassettes does break, you aren't sitting in a puddle waiting for a new one.. You can find the thread cassettes for sale on a variety of sites - this is where I buy mine:
Some of the 270Ds came with a spool pin - look in your manual for a picture and for the instructions for installing and using the spool pin. You can use it for spool of thread that are too large for the cassette and I think you can leave it installed on your machine all the time. If you don't have your manual, leave a comment and I'll look mine and check the instructions.
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Posted on Feb 05, 2009
I had the same problem and it was so frustrating! It was happening to me because I wasn't using the right size needle. Go up a couple of needle sizes and see if that helps.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
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