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Automatic Threading not working

I am having huge problems with the automatic threading on my Brother Innovis 4000D. Besides not going thru the needle 50% of the time( even though I have tried leaving some loose thread) , the other 50% it wont even hook up in the slot where you bring it down to cut the thread off. I have also had problems with the tension. A friend told me to remove the cover and use the thread guide on the external cotton stand and also use one of the bobbin thread guides and then drop the machine tension to -2, which I have done and I now have lovely tension when embroidering ( ie: no bobbin thread coming to the top)Hers is working fine with that also. Jennine in Brisbane

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  • hulamama Mar 21, 2008

    The automatic threader on my Brother machine doesn't work. I've had it fixed and shortly thereafter it doesn't work again. Can anyone tell me how to fix it myself? Thanks..

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    My machine has the drop in cartridge for the thread and suppose to automaticly thread the needle this has never worked and the machine is a nightmare to thread. Can anyone give me instructions on threading this machine manually the instruction book is poorly written and useless for this purpose.



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If you damp the end of the thread this seems to cure this

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