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I have a Brother SE 400 and the automatic needle threader lever is very hard to press down at the end to get the thread to go into the needle.

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SOURCE: Needle Threader is not lined up

This is called the Needle Threader Plate.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother SE 270D Cassette threader

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

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SOURCE: threading the needle of the embroidery machine

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

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SOURCE: Broke the hook off the automatic needle threader

You can get a new (grey) threader inexpensively that pushes on the bottom of the threader shaft from a dealership. Easy to do it yourself or they can do it in 5 or 10 minutes. Try taking the old one off and looking at it. It pulls right off.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: automatic needle threader on brother se-350

Hi - first, make sure that you raise the needle to as far up as it will go. When you thread the machine, make sure you pass the thread through each number along the path - there is a hook on the threader mechanism that is really easy to miss. It is always a good idea to refer to the book when you are having a problem.

You might also try changing the needle. The threader has a teeny hook that goes in to the eye of the needle from behind, grabs the thread, and pulls it back thru the eye of the needle.

The threader can go out of alignment. If you got the machine last fall, it should still be under warranty. You can call Brother and ask where you can take the machine for repair. Or, you can go to Brother's website and look for information that might be helpful.

Good luck,
Ginny

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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The threader can go out of alignment. If you got the machine last fall, it should still be under warranty. You can call Brother and ask where you can take the machine for repair. Or, you can go to Brother's website and look for information that might be helpful.

Good luck,
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