How to Replace Spool Pin on Brother Sewing Machine

The spool spin is an important part of the sewing machine and should be checked regularly to ensure good tension.

When the machine is sewing, the spool spin rotates and winds the thread around the spindle. This keeps the thread under tension and prevents it from becoming slack.

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What is the spool pin on a sewing machine?

The spool pin is a small post that holds the thread spool in place on the top of a sewing machine. It is located near the needle and bobbin areas and typically has a hole in the center to hold the thread spool.

The spool pin is also known as the take-up arm, and typically has a spring-loaded tensioner to apply pressure to the thread spool.

The spool pin can be adjusted up or down to match the height of the thread spool. It is also adjustable left or right to match the width of the thread spool. It is important to make sure the spool pin is adjusted properly, otherwise, the thread may not feed properly.

How to Replace Spool Pin on Brother Sewing Machine

To replace the spool pin, you’ll need to do the following steps:

Removing the old spool pin on a Brother sewing machine

  1. First, you need to remove the spool on the supporter and the hook.
  2. The spool should be removed by loosening the screws that are holding it in place with a screwdriver.
  3. After this is done, put the spool’s end into the hole on top of your sewing machine that is shaped like a cone.
  4. Now, you’ll need to remove the spool pin spring cover and the spring from the pin. To do this, simply push down until they pop out of their places.
  5. Next, you’ll need to remove the spool pin stop plate and spool holder. This can be accomplished by popping them out using a screwdriver

How to Replace Spool Pin on Brother Sewing Machine

  1. To insert the spool pin on a Brother sewing machine, you’ll need to do the following:
  2. First, you’ll need to remove the screw that’s holding the spool pin in place.
  3. After this is done, put the spool’s end into the hole on top of your sewing machine that is shaped like a cone.
  4. Next, you’ll need to insert the spool pin stop plate and spool holder. This can be accomplished by popping them in using a screwdriver.
  5. Now, you’ll need to reattach the spring cover and the spring to the pin. To do this, simply push down until they pop into place.
  6. Lastly, reattach the screw that was removed to the spool pin.
  7. Now, you’ll need to reattach the spool stop plate and spool holder. This can be accomplished by popping them in using a screwdriver.
  8. Lastly, you’ll need to reattach the screw that was removed earlier to the spool pin.

Your Brother sewing machine is now ready for use

How Do You Fix a Broken Spool Pin on a Brother Sewing Machine?

If your spool pin is broken or cracked, inspect the part and replace it if necessary. Depending on what caused the break, you may also need to replace other parts of the machine. If tension discs are too far apart or worn, they will need to be replaced.

There are a few different reasons a spool pin could break on your Brother sewing machine.

It could have been dropped, bumped into while carrying it, or just old age has caused its breakdown.

A more common issue is when there’s been some slippage of tension on an older sewing machine due to belt failure, automatic shutoff timer activating, frequent turning of the balance wheel by hand without inserting fabric in between stitches, wrong needle plate is in use, the wrong presser foot is in use and miss threading the machine.

One more option for a broken spool pin could be if your tension discs are too far apart or worn.

FAQs About Spool Pin on a Brother Sewing Machine

How do I use my brother spool pin?

Is a spool pin necessary?

Yes, it is. It is always necessary on a sewing machine to keep the thread in place.

What is spool pin felt for?

Spool pin felt, also known as spool head coverings, are used to prevent the ends of the thread from popping out. It is important as it reduces noise by keeping the spool of thread spinning.

Where do you place the spool of thread?

The spool of thread is placed on the spool pin on the top of the sewing machine.

How do you put a spool of thread on a sewing machine?

What’s the difference between bobbin and spool?

A bobbin cylinder is made of plastic, metal, cloth, paper pulp, or other fiber-forming material on which wire thread is wound. It fits inside the sewing machine’s differential feed mechanism.

The bobbin is similar to a spool in terms of its purpose. The bobbin helps the thread form the dress, hair, or other garment being created.

But unlike a spool, it is only half the size and is generally made of plastic or metal with grooves that hold wire thread. For many machines, after winding onto threads onto it an empty bobbin may just be inserted into notches on the differential feed mechanism – for some machines one must first set up by inserting it into an empty space on your machine’s lower plate with an arrow pointing at slip plate.

A spool has many different types of materials for use inside its cylinders whereas a bobbin always makes use of metal wire threads.

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Why are there two spool holders on a sewing machine?

All sewing machines have two spool holders. One is located in the bobbin case, and the other is on the top of the machine. The spool in the bobbin case holds the thread that will be sewn in a vertical manner, such as when stitching a seam.

The spool on the top of the machine holds the thread that will be used for what’s known as “horizontal” stitching – when sewing a hem or a zipper running up and down. The thread from this spool feeds through a tension device in order to keep it tight around the edge of the fabric being sewn.

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