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My needle will not thread automatically. I tried to load some heavier thread and ever since then I cannot get it to thread the needle. The thread comes out when I push the cassette down, but it does not go into the needle. The machine works fine if I thread the needle myself.

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Call Brother customer service at 1-877-276-8437 and explain your problem, they maybe can tell you how to reset.

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