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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Really odd about my Brother - any thoughts? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 12/16/13 5:23 PM

I have a Brother LX2500 I bought at Walmart a year ago. It's a great, sturdy little machine, for a big box store model of a sewing machine, works with delicate fabrics or bulky. So, today I went on Brother's site to try to find some other presser feet I wanted to buy for it. Would you believe, I could not find it, not even on their discontinued product line page. I couldn't find it anywhere on either site! (main site or brothermall.com site) I called their customer service and the helpful man, while very certain of the helpful information he was sharing, also became mystified when even he could not literally find it at all. It is not an old model at all. Why it isn't anywhere I can't imagine -- can you think of any reasons?? (He did say he was going to look into it and see if somehow he can get it placed back on their site.)

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Date: 12/16/13 6:08 PM

Possibly call the guy back up and refer him, to his own website here:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/model_top/HomeSewingMachine/hf_lx2500eus.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hf_lx2500eus

Then he at least knows it does exist, and you can prove it that way. and he can even read the manual for it.

I'm thinking it's probably a machine that was only sold at maybe Walmart and through Amazon dot com maybe. But if he looks at all their other machines, he can probably find one pretty much just like it, that maybe just has another different model # on it instead , or different colors on it, made to sell someplace else possibly.

Then tell him you will make a deal with him, and if you can figure out which other one that is, before he can, can you have the foot for free? At least he might get a laugh out of that, I don't know.

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Date: 12/16/13 6:10 PM

I found the manual online at brother.com...and on page 4 the accessories that will fit it are listed with their parts #s. Maybe that will help to know what to order. Link: LX2500 accessories listed on page 4 of pdf manual

Edited to add: beauturbo found a better link for you than I did...loads of feet and stuff for your sewing machine there. Click on the words: more details and lots will show up. Link: Lots o' feet and stuff

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Date: 12/17/13 1:49 PM

Thank you very much beauturbo and bestgrammy! I don't know how I managed not to find that. That gives me all the feet options I need, and the ordering availability online as well.

(Though....I still believe it is strange that the machine doesn't show up in the general listing, either of current or discontinued models. That is still a little odd.)

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Date: 12/17/13 3:34 PM

There should be accessories with part numbers in the manual for your machine.

Not sure how to address your brother's peculiarity.


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Date: 12/17/13 8:48 PM

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That gives me all the feet options I need, and the ordering availability online as well.

I thought I had seen buying options on the link I posted...but today none are there. Weird!
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Date: 12/17/13 10:20 PM

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There should be accessories with part numbers in the manual for your machine.



Not sure how to address your brother's peculiarity.




-- Edited on 12/17/13 3:34 PM --

Oh, there are, but only for a few. When I go online, there are so many more possible feet than the handful listed in my manual. Truth be told, as it's an inexpensive model, the typical customer for whom it's being marketed would likely not need or want some of those optional feet (as the typical customer for this model would do basic household sewing and mending). But, I'm just glad I was able to find it, one way or the other!

As for the peculiarity, well, this Brother is part of the family!
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Date: 12/17/13 10:21 PM

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I thought I had seen buying options on the link I posted...but today none are there. Weird! [/quote]
Uh-oh...off to check!
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Date: 12/17/13 10:28 PM

Oh my word! So, like you, I couldn't find buying options there. So I remembered brothermall.com. Would you believe, when I input actual item numbers listed at the above link as being for my model sewing machine; when the page pulls up the presser foot, and the descr. lists every single model this foot will work for....it does not list my LX2500. The plot thickens. Has it been kidnapped by aliens? attacked by zombies? does it refuse to work because it's not as talented as the Dreamweaver?
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Date: 12/17/13 11:59 PM

Brother makes 2 types of snap on feet 5mm ( typically for front load machines) and 7mm for all top load machines. You can tell if your machine's 5mm by how wide the zig zag stitch is. The 5mm machines have fever stitches so some feet/techniques can't be done with them. Since a majority of their machines are 7mm there's a larger variety for these machines. You can use a 7mm wide foot it will just cover a little more of the feed dogs. For a walking foot it's best to stick with the proper foot so feed dogs of machine and teeth of walking foot match.

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