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Thread: Any help please, Brother PC-420 stopped working, ideas???

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    Super Member kiffie2413's Avatar
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    Unhappy Any help please, Brother PC-420 stopped working, ideas???

    Hi all,
    Well sewing along on blankets for Christmas when my PC-420 did the ole 4 beeps, stop, and jam...it showed error code: The safety device has been activated. Well, hubby (who is mechanical and has fixed machines for me before) and I have taken everything apart, and cannot find any thread or anything that seems to have "jammed" the machine. We cleaned it all, put it back together, I went to try it again, and bam, same problem...I am the one who took out the bobbin case and the parts around it...as I was doing it I said "I should take a pic of this to remember how it goes back."...well, I didn't, and now I am wondering if part of it is in wrong...
    What seems to be happening is when we turn the hand wheel the needle comes down and is hitting on the bobbin shuttle/case...so either I put something on wrong, or maybe timing can knock it off??
    Is there any of you who have this machine and can maybe take a pic of the bobbin area with the cover removed? So we can see down in and make sure I put the bobbin holder stuff back in right? I have googled pics, and can't find one with the bobbin cover off and the bobbin out so we can get a good look...ANY help is appreciated!!
    Lastly, I am fixing to be purchasing another machine anyways, but love this machine...so hope I can get it working. Repairmen in our area charge $75.00 just to look at it...
    Regards all,
    Kif
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    give me a minute I've a brother that's almost the same, I'll go get a pic

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    I'll upload a pix in a second!

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
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    Do you have an OK button to reset the safety? Try changing the needle? Do you need a different pic, should I take off the metal plate?
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    Does this help?
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    Wouldn'tcha know? My oven started 'yelling' at me that my meat loaf was ready to come out. But maybe the bobbin case can show you something. It is positioned exactly as it should go back in. See the little bump on the right? It butts up to the thingy and sometimes you have to lift the little bar that's in the way--just a 'hair. Name:  bobbin 002 (WinCE).jpg
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    leatheflea,
    You are a TOTAL lifesaver!!! Pic is perfect!!!! I put the lil bar part on wrong...so, hopefully that will fix it!!! I did hit the ok, and have changed out the needle...I will post back when I see if this works....I am so, so, grateful to ya!!!!
    Kif
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    Thanks for the 2nd pic, too!!! I am soooo grateful!!! My hubby, too!!!!
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    Question for leatherflea! What kind of camera do you have? I'm wanting a new one but not knowledgeable--your pix is really good (to my eyes) And you need to clean some lint out of the bobbin area--hahahahahahah See how good your camera is? haha

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