What Model Brother Sewing Machine You Own/Owned?
How you obtained the machine? (gift, bought new, etc)
Bought first one PE-400D as an open box. Bought second one SE-400 reconditi
Approximate age of the machine
4 years for PE-400D,
1 year for SE-400
Approximate price paid for this machine?
450 $ for PE-400D
300 $ for SE-400
What type of sewing you did/do with this machine?
My wife uses it for Sewing , embroidery on childrens cloths, bedsheets/ bed spreads.
What is your satisfaction level with this machine?
Very sturdy machines.
I use them in India where the voltage is 220V with a voltage converter.
I bought the second machine after the first one gave a "safety devices activated " error after a severe thread jam.
No service available in India, but a little common sense and I fixed the machine. A gear had got loose.
My wife timed the needle down position and the bobbin case hook and i simply tightened the grub screw on the gear with an allen key.
Still worked well but sold it after I got the newer SE400 with more features.
- keep machine clean of lint.
- sparingly oil metal parts only
- don't be afraid to check out issues that may arise
- refer manual for fixes to most common issues