1970 Dressmaker Sewing Machine Seized Up
When a sewing machine seizes and stops working you can take it in for repairs or if you feel confident you may try to troubleshoot the problem yourself. This is a page about repairing a 1970 Dressmaker sewing machine that seized up.
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I bought a 1970 Dressmaker sewing machine, plugged it in and it worked fine. I thought I had better oil and clean it since I wasn't sure how long its been since its last cleaning. So everything is fine and then bam! it seized. What do I check to un-seize it? Thank you.
November 5, 20170 found this helpful
You probably have a broken gear. Your machine will need servicing. It is almost 40 years old.
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November 6, 20170 found this helpful
- First off you'll need to download the manual for this machine.
- You can find the PDF file here: awsebook.org/dressmaker~sewing~machine~manuals...
- Now that you have the manual you can start to take the machine apart to check the inside.
- You want to make sure the belt is file.
- Check to see if there is anything blocking the needle from moving up and down.
- You can turn the wheel and see if there is a reason it is blocked.
- You'll also need to check the bobbin area and make sure that there isn't antying blocking this area.
- If you can't find anything wrong or blocking this then you could have a jammed gear in your motor.
- In this case there isn't a lot for you to do except take it in for repair.