20 Most Recent Brother XL-2600I Questions & Answers


According to the manual, there is no speed control on your machine. It is apparently built into the foot control unit. I suspect something is haywire with the foot controller but would suggest taking the machine and foot control unit to a sewing repair service.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Mar 07, 2018


Take it back to the dealer you bought it from. But you can try changing the needle, make sure the bobbins thread is unwinding the right way, what thread are using, cotton, polyester, etc. Try changing material, needle, does it do it on Streight stitch and zigzag. Let me know about these questions.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Jan 20, 2018


Could be a bad case of bird nesting. Remove the top thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. See if that makes a difference.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


wow, taking apart and putting it back together is a big feat. I think you should check the needle and its height, could be to low and is hitting just enough to make noise and not break.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Aug 05, 2017


Go to brother-usa.com and download your manual for free and it will guide you better than trying to explain it.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Dec 08, 2016


Did you just make a buttonhole? I have had several people bring a machine to me with that problem. The machine was still set on Step 3 of the machine buttonhole. Hopefully this is it because it is the simplest thing to fix!

The other thing you might want to check is how long it has been since the machine was oiled. Follow the directions in your book to identify oiling spots. If you don't have a book, lay the machine on its back, take the bottom off and oil all the places where any two parts move against each other. One exception; don't get oil on the belt that goes up to the hand wheel or it will slow your machine down until it wears off.

If neither works, and especially if it is a computerized machine, you will need to see a repairman.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Nov 02, 2016


Upper thread breaking is usually a sign of incorrect threading or tension too tight, although there are other possible problems:

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When threading the upper thread, be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot so the thread will seat properly in the tension disks. Avoid old thread or bargain bin thread. If the thread is fraying and breaking at or near the needle eye, then try a different type of needle with a larger thread groove that will protect the thread from fraying on rough fabric. Also, check that the thread is not hanging up on something, ie the slit on the side of the spool where the thread tail is stored.

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Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Jul 03, 2016


I just had the same problem with my Brother xl 2600i.
  • Upon close inspection, I noticed and felt a tiny bur on the silver piece right where the thread was sticking.
  • I filed it smooth with an emery board.
Still not as smooth as it was before, but at least now it works.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on May 19, 2016


Are you referring to the hamdwheel on the side of the machine?

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on May 08, 2015


I would go to a sewing machine store with it and ask them it it looks right .if I wasn't sure

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Jan 17, 2015


the problem i think is the o ring needs replacing which you can get direct fron manu mine cost 27 pence thier tech support listened to my machine over the phone and diagnosed x

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Oct 12, 2014


If the motor is actually running but nothing moving at all even the winder then either the belt is loose or it has come off.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Oct 12, 2014


either number 4 or 5 but you need to fallow the instructions on the manual to do this in a way that will work..........fallow the instructions

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Sep 17, 2014


Make sure the needle has been properly installed - flat side to the back of the machine.

Thread the top thread with the presser foot up - always.

Make sure the bobbin thread is feeding from the bobbin spool in the correct direction and through the correct guides.

Hold onto the thread tail at the needle and lower (by hand and not the power pedal) and raise the needle to pull the bobbin thread to the top of the machine.

Take both thread tails under the presser foot and to the back of the machine before you begin to sew.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Aug 29, 2014


Could be several reasons! Check that your needle is not bent, Make sure that you are using the needle is the needle size required BT specific machine. Make sure timing is checked by ttechnician.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Jul 05, 2014


Most likely your top thread is not threaded correctly. Unthread and rethread. Check with your manual to make sure you have threaded correctly. Thread bunching up on bottom indicates top thread is threaded wrongly.

Brother XL-2600I | Answered on Mar 06, 2014

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