Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Need help with Brother XL2015

  1. #1
    Super Member misseva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    East Arkansas
    Posts
    1,905
    Blog Entries
    3
    A friend of mine has this machine and it won't advance the material. Just sews in place as if it's set on zero stitch. We've removed the face plate and cleaned out all the lint. The feed dogs appear to be working ok. We've re-threaded, checked tension, etc. Nothing. Any suggestions? It hasn't been used in approx 15 years.

  2. #2
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,484
    Blog Entries
    10
    Take it apart again and see if the bobbin area is moving at all ? it maybe that the bobbin area is frozen ? You can see if it is moving by turning the wheel by hand . Also that way you can see if the feed dogs are moving ?

  3. #3
    Super Member misseva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    East Arkansas
    Posts
    1,905
    Blog Entries
    3
    bobbin is moving freely, feed dogs moving freely when i press the reverse button you can see the fabric move as if to start going back - but nothing. just stitches in one place. you can pull the material thru and it makes very teeny, tiny stitches. that's why i think something to do with the stitch selector is broken.

  4. #4
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,484
    Blog Entries
    10
    And adjusting the stitch width hasn't helped ? what about trying a different stitch- maybe a zig zag just to see what happens ?

  5. #5
    Super Member misseva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    East Arkansas
    Posts
    1,905
    Blog Entries
    3
    did it - nothing - turned the dial to every stitch to see if perhaps it was frozen. it actually did the blind hem stitch but just over & over in same place.

  6. #6
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,484
    Blog Entries
    10
    you took off the face plate and cleaned - did you take the bobbin area all apart and clean that out really good ? Use a qtip to reach back in to the hard spots ?

  7. #7
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,484
    Blog Entries
    10
    I am looking for that model on the internet and unable to find it can find the 2125 and on that one the stitch length is determined by the stitch you pick - does yours have 2 knobs one for the stitch and one for the length ?

  8. #8
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,484
    Blog Entries
    10
    this is the one I can find - does yours look like this ?

    http://www.brother-usa.com/HomeSewin...ductID=LS2125i

  9. #9
    Super Member misseva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    East Arkansas
    Posts
    1,905
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    this is the one I can find - does yours look like this ?

    http://www.brother-usa.com/HomeSewin...ductID=LS2125i
    no - it has a knob on the side underneath the wheel that you can select the type of stitch with and a dial on the front for stitch length from 0 to 4 or 5 - don't remember which - it's not my machine.

    i will try to remove the bobbin race & clean in there.

  10. #10
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,113
    Blog Entries
    1
    Are the feed dogs up all of the way? :D:D:D

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.