Question about Brother SE350 Mechanical Sewing Machine
My machine will sew about 5-6 stitches, then stops with the "check and rethread the upper thread" error message. I've rethreaded multiple times, varied the stitch and tension and used a can of compressed air to blow out the dust/lint. The stitches are fine, I just can't seem to get that message to stop appearing.
Hi....I also kept getting the check and rethread upper thread message, I\'d sew about 15 stitches and it\'d stop. Here\'s what I did. On the left of the machine, in the back there is a screw....loosen that screw, take cover off, then lift straigt up and out on the cover that has the 3 on it in your threading seqence. Next, I started inspecting and cleaning the thread route from top to bottom. Lo and behold....I get to the place where you come down the front of the machine and turn to go back up and I spot a little slit in the plastic piece so, when I was threading the machine I guess I was pulling it to far to the left causing it to wear a little slit in that piece....so, I finished cutting it off with a utility knife, used an emery board to smooth it down, put the covers back on and it works GREAT!!!! Who would\'ve ever that it\'d be so easy and save me a bunch of money!!! I sure hope this helps someone.
Posted on Jan 07, 2013
Just wanted to say that I tried the thing that Joyce suggested above and it worked like a freaking CHARM! Simply unscrew the screw at the back of the machine and look inside near where the number 3 is on the thread guide. I found that my thread had also worn a fissure into the plastic. I used an exacto knife to shave off the rest of the piece, screwed the plate back on a VOILA!
Posted on Jun 06, 2016
It's possible that something could be wrong with the computer part of the machine.
have you tired turning the machine off & on again to see if it will clear the message?
Posted on Apr 23, 2012
The "race" on your machine needs adjusting. Remove the bobbin cover, bobbin, & case. What you have left is the race, it moves when you turn the large wheel on the top right of machine. The needle also moves up and down. There is a hook on the race that catches the needle thread. Try moving the race to the line up with the needle. It may take a couple of trys but it should do the trick. Also clean any threads that may be caught on or arround the race. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
SOURCE: No stitches 925D.
Probably your looper timing is off. This is common, and just a necessary evil of sergers. Their tolerances are tight.
The operation of creating a serger stitch is a succession of thread grabing and delivering. One looper grabs a thread and delivers it to the needle and so on.
To check this, turn your handwheel slowly and check to see that the upper looper is meeting the lower looper by passing very close to the indented part at the back of the lower looper (indented part is called the scarf, this is where the looper threads form a lock) If not, it's the looper timing. If they seem to meet properly then check your needle. Is your needle up into the needle clamp all the way? Try a new needle. Even a slight bend to the needle will not allow the loopers to meet and grab or deliver thread. You might check the tensions. Thread has to have some resistance in order for the loopers to do their job,
If your looper timing is off, find a sewing repair person to retime the serger. Don't try it yourself or put this repair off. If the loopers go further out of timing, they might hit something and replacement can be costly.
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
The tread only breaks in the needle. what can i do . i don't get to sew anything . I tread the needle and get everything ready and start the machine and as quickly as that the tread is broken and the machine has not sewn at all.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
i had the same problem and realized i was using the wrong kind of bobbin. there are specific ones for an embroidery machine and specific ones for a reg. sewing machine. hope this helps
Posted on May 03, 2009
try to rethread the machine all the way back to the spool of thread and check the top and bottom tensions on scrap of same fabric
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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