Trouble With Sewing Machine After Bending Needle

I have an old sewing machine, labeled Gimbels, 40yrs old. After inadvertently bending a needle while in the machine, it will not freely move up and down. It displays great resistance while the clutch is engaged. Can you indicate where the problem may be and where I can get parts? Thank you.

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Helen

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Trouble With Sewing Machine After Bending Needle

Did you already replace the needle? (obvious question, sorry!) (03/13/2008)

By Beth - MA

Trouble With Sewing Machine After Bending Needle

Look in the yellow pages of your phone director for sewing machine repair shops. Once you've found the business give them a call and see if they still makes replacement parts for it. If not you can probably find a nice used sewing machine at a garage sale, flea market, estate sale, or a thrift store. (03/13/2008)

By MCW

Trouble With Sewing Machine After Bending Needle

Take the end off the machine, the end with the shaft that goes up and down, usually there 2 guides, when you jammed the needle it could have tweaked one or both of them, loosen the screw that holds it and let the shaft aline it's self and re-tighten it, while you're there oil it, bet you never have huh. Most people don't, also there's a pin on the fly wheel, make sure it's aligned, it should rotate freely. (03/17/2008)

Trouble With Sewing Machine After Bending Needle

To guest post: My husband followed your advice and as soon as I removed the front of the machine it loosened up and is now running fine. We both thank you kindly and are grateful for the accurate information. Best wishes. (03/18/2008)

By helen88

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