20 Most Recent Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine Questions & Answers

Oil any moving part that you can see or get to

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019

get the motor switch control fixed

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Aug 25, 2017

Probably depends where the break occurred. If there is still a piece of the spool pin in place, you can try slipping a piece of a plastic drink straw (like the drink straws at MacDonald's) over the remaining piece and using it as a spool pin. You may be able to find a handyman who can create an alternative. Or you can take it for service.

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on May 09, 2017

check that you have the correct needle
some machines use a needle with a flat side that correctly aligns the eye with the hook
and others just have a round needle that you have to take care in installing it
I suspect that your machine requires needles with a flat side if there is a small block stopping the needle from going in
read your operators manual or discuss it witj a sewing machine retailer

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Oct 07, 2016

What exactly is the problem. It doesn't come one? It won't form a stitch? "doesn't work" is way too vague to get help.

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Aug 16, 2016

Buy a new pack of needles to make sure you do not have defective needles, if that doesnt work get a new thumb screw and if it still doesnt work you need a new needle bar.

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Mar 22, 2016

Could be what is called thread nesting or bird nesting.

The first thing to try is installing a brand new needle in your machine. Then try the following suggestions:

sewing machine birdnesting


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Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Nov 30, 2015

SORRY I have no idea but perhaps a repair shop can fix it .

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Sep 11, 2015

This is no exception, Please take your machine to a authorized repair shop to have the machine repaired properly. Note: Most machine manufacturers do not sell parts to the public! Ill repaired machines can be dangerous to use is most cases.
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Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Mar 02, 2015

Have you tried bees wax?

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Nov 21, 2014

The needle holder has a screw right above the screw that holds the needle in place. It really doesn't look like a screw because it does not appear to have a slot for a screwdriver. However, with a small flat head screw driver you can tighten it up. There is also a curverd wire that must be inserted into a slot at the bottom of the holder. The screw tightens against the wire that tightens against the post. (It's a curved wire that curves around the front part).

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Jul 18, 2014

Just start over threading, that's usually the problem.

Brother XL-5130... | Answered on Jul 07, 2014

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