Brother SE400 sewing machine error message: change the speed controller mode to off

Winnning the raceI’ve been having fun playing around with my Brother SE400 embroidery machine.

I wish I could have more time to devote to it, but life has been busy and I haven’t done as much sewing or knitting as I’d like. However in one of my first adventures with my brand-new Brother SE400, I stumbled upon the following error message…


Brother SE400 sewing machine error message:

change the speed controller mode to off

I couldn’t sew/embroider! I opened up the user manual but couldn’t locate the error message… Uh Oh! But, when I looked at the sewing machines screen and found the ‘Sewing Machines Tools’ screen I was able to correct this issue.  I changed the control speed to “Off”. That fixed the problem, and I was embroidering with no problems.



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I love reading your embroidery adventures!
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Sometimes those unexpected errors are enough to stop the ole ticker! Eeeeek! Glad you figured it out! Scary!!!!
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thanks so much mine just done this and was unable to do anything also. of course no help from brother for free… Thank You Miss Opal!!!!


@sandra, ok i guess i jumped the gun what does the tool icon look lke


Thank you for posting this, you saved my butt! And averted an even bigger panic. 🙂
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