Question about Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing Machine
I bought and returned two of these machines that were refurbished. The sewing machine works fine if you are just doing straight, zig-zag, or any other type of stich. You can put the same piece of material with stabilizer in a hoop, install the embroidery module and it will jam EVERY time under the needle plate. I returned both of these refurbished machines and bought a brand new one. It did the same thing right out of the box. I believe this is a common problem with this product, from many many posts I have seen on the internet. I gave up on the Brother SE-270D as an embroidery machine. I bought a new machine from Singer....I would suggest others do the same.
Comment by margecam52, posted on Aug 12, 2008
It's the bobbin thread. Also, it does not have to be Brother brand. Any 60wt thread will work. I get mine at http://www.threadart.com
They have it on large cones, and I use a cone holder to fill my bobbins. I have not had a single problem since. I like this thread because it has a sheen to it. I also have a longarm quilting machine & I use this bobbin thread 95% of the time. Also, be sure to check the bobbin area (remove the plastic & the metal plates) for lint buildup... I have a small, soft artists paint brush that I use to remove the lint build up with. I check after every embroidery run.
And for the thread not coming through...mine does it when I change thickness of threads. There is an adjustment wheel on the front of the machine, I turn that...seems to make the difference...not even sure that is what it's for...but it works for me.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Also make sure the thread casket is together, give it a little squeeze....mine started coming apart, also when you are threading the casket, at the very last step rather than letting the thread be cut bring it up tight to the cutter, but do not compleetly remove then press it into the machine properly.
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
Ii have a 270D and had some problems but definitely not all the time...until I found that there are two bobbin sizes..in my manual it says that the one for the old style will NOT work with the 270D. It has a scale picture and my bobbin was not correct. You need to use an L bobbin. This corrected my problem and no problem since. Good Luck.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
Try putting your thread cartridge in and only applying pressure on the top right corner slightly pull forward as your pushing down. That has helped alot with mine. Hope it helps you out as well
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
My problem is that when I put in the thread, and push it down to thread, the thread does not come thru. What brings it thru broke I think... This is the 2nd machine, and it has done the same thing...I do not know how to fix it-so sewing has been put on hold. Please someone shed light on this so I start sewing.
Posted on Apr 01, 2008
Also have a SE-270D with jamming problem. My fix was finding that if the loose end of the spool thread (the end that was threaded through the needle) is not held tight so as to prevent it from being drawn back through the needle (instead of the needle pulling the spool side tight) the initial loop will cause a continuing 'snag' ending with the safety feature stopping the machine. I would imagine that with a lense dense fabric, a few stitches would have to be put in so as to prevent the same problem. If I hold the loose end tight through at least a single stitch (and even tug at it to make sure there is no loop underneath the needle plate) it works like it's supposed to. Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
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