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Repairing a Kenmore Sewing MachineThis is a page about repairing a Kenmore sewing machine. Kenmore sewing machines, made for Sears, are found in numerous households. When your machine begins to preform badly or stops sewing altogether it is time for repairs. Some can be done by the owner and others may require the services of a professional repair person.
Repairing a Nelco Sewing Machine?These vintage machines imported in the late 1950s from Japan were well made and can still be found stitching away in many homes. This is a page about repairing a Nelco sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Presser Foot Stuck Up?This is a page about sewing machine presser foot stuck up. Sewing is impossible if the presser foot on your machine is stuck up.
Sewing Machine Needle Won't Stay Threaded?This is a page about sewing machine needle won't stay threaded. It is always frustrating to begin a sewing project only to have your machine stop working properly.
Repairing a Janome or New Home Sewing...This is a page about repairing a Janome or New Home sewing machine. Some problems with your sewing machine can be fixed at home by making adjustments or replacing parts.
How to Find the Model Number on a New Home Sewing Machine?It's necessary to locate the model number on sewing machines, for repair parts and other information, but it can be difficult on older models. This is a page about how to find the model number on a New Home sewing machine.
Singer Sewing Machine Not Picking Up Bobbin Thread?If you have pulled your threads properly, it may be a worn bobbin gear when your machine is not picking up the bobbin thread. This is a page about Singer sewing machine not picking up bobbin thread.
Sewing Machine is Breaking or Bending NeedlesThis is a page about sewing machine is breaking or bending needles. Having a needle break or bend right in the middle of a sewing project can be very frustrating. Knowing how to troubleshoot the cause and make the repair would get you back to work.
Repairing Handwheel on a Singer Sewing Machine?The handwheel needs to move freely for proper sewing and can develop a problem when the machine is not set properly and gets jammed. This is a page about repairing handwheel on a singer sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Won't Sew in Reverse?This is a page about sewing machine won't sew in reverse. It can be very frustrating when your sewing machine is not working properly. It may be time to take it in for repair.
Value of an Antique Singer Sewing Machine?Sewing machines have been around for over 100 years and there are many old-fashioned ones that can be still found for sale. This is a page about the value of an antique Singer sewing machine.
Repairing the Bobbin Winder on a Singer Sewing Machine?The bobbin winder on your machine is an important feature that you really can't do without. This is a page about repairing the bobbin winder on a Singer sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Needle Not Catching ThreadIt can be very frustrating if your machine is not sewing properly. This page is about sewing machine needle not catching thread.
Repairing a Pfaff Sewing Machine?This is a page about repairing a Pfaff sewing machine. Pfaff sewing machines are great machines. If repaired and maintained properly, they can last a very long time.
Repairing a Singer Sewing MachineThis is a page about repairing a Singer sewing machine. Some problems that you may experience with your sewing machine can be repaired or adjusted at home, others will need to be looked at by a repair person.
Foot Pedal Not Working on Sewing Machine?Even with power to the sewing machine light and controls, it is possible for the foot pedal to not work. This may be repairable or you might need to buy a new one. This is a page about the foot pedal not working on a sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Not StitchingThis is a page about sewing machine not stitching. Sometimes you can troubleshoot and make the needed repairs to your sewing machine.
Instruction Manual for Nelco Sewing Machine?These vintage sewing machines were manufactured in Japan and are still popular today with collectors. This page contains information for finding an instruction manual for a Nelco sewing machine.
Adjusting the Needle Position on a Kenmore Sewing Machine?If your needle is not in the center position, first check to see if it moves at all to any other position. If not then it may require cleaning or repair. You can do that yourself or take it in to a sewing machine service provider. Read on for some helpful links.
John Lewis Sewing Machine Replacement Parts?This is a page about John Lewis sewing machine replacement parts. It can sometimes be a challenge to find parts for an older sewing machine.
Repairing a Singer 6268 Sewing MachineSome issues with your sewing machine can be repaired or adjusted at home, but some problems will need to be looked at by a repair person. This is a page about repairing a Singer 6268 sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Not Feeding Fabric?This is a page about when sewing machine not feeding fabric. It is so frustrating when your sewing machine malfunctions.
Repairing a Toyota Sewing MachineBefore you take your broken machine to a repairman, you may be able to fix the problem yourself. This is a page about repairing a Toyota sewing machine.
Adjusting the Timing on Sewing MachineThis is a page about adjusting the timing on sewing machine. Problems with what seems like timing on your sewing machine, can be caused by a variety of things.
Sewing Machine Presser Foot Came Apart?I have a 30 year old Kenmore sewing machine. I was changing the presser foot and about 3 pieces, screw and all fell off and I cannot seem to get it back together. About a year ago it had a tune up and it worked fine. My book doesn't seem to explain how to get it back together. Any suggestions?
Bobbin Case Keeps Falling Out of a Sewing Machine?This is a page about the bobbin case keeps falling out of a sewing machine. You have just cleaned your machine or rewound the bobbin and now the case won't stay inside the machine.
Repairing a Tension Knob on a Singer Sewing Machine?Without the ability to properly adjust the tension on your sewing machine stitches can vary and cause unsightly seams that can be too loose or too tight. This is a page about repairing the tension knob on a Singer sewing machine.
Janome Machine Not Picking Up Bobbin Thread?There are a few things that can cause this problem. Try checking the manual or manufacturer's website. If all else fails it is time for a trip to the repair shop. This is a page about Janome machine not picking up bobbin thread.
Repairing a Sewing MachineUnfortunately sometimes your sewing machine requires troubleshooting and repair for a variety of problems, such as jamming. This is a page about repairing a sewing machine.
Singer Sewing Machine Won't Sew?If your Singer sewing machine has stopped working, it may need repair from a professional. This is a page about singer sewing machine won't sew.
Sewing Machine Needle Not Moving?The reason that the needle will not move on your sewing machine may be due to a jam or a broken part. If you are unable to fix it on your own, it may be time to take it to a shop. This is a page about what to do if your sewing machine needle is not moving.
Winding the Bobbin on a Singer Touch-tronic 2005?I have just come into a Singer Touch-tronic 2005 and cannot fill the bobbin. Can you help?
Sewing Machine Stuck in Reverse?This is a page about a sewing machine stuck in reverse. Right in the middle of sewing the machine gets stuck in reverse.
Sewing Machine Keeps Jamming?The bobbin being loaded improperly may make your sewing machine jam up. This is a page about sewing machine keeps jamming.
Brother Sewing Machine Manuals?This page is about brother sewing machine manuals.Finding a replacement manual for a sewing machine can be a challenge.
Repairing a Long Arm Quilting Machine?This is a page about repairing a long arm quilting machine. Long arm quilters can speed up the quilting process quite a bit, but do occasionally need to be serviced.
Raising Feed Dogs on a Singer 6268 Sewing Machine?Sometimes it can be frustrating trying to find the control for raising the feed dogs on a new sewing machine. This is a page about raising feed dogs on a Singer 6268 sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Thread Keeps BreakingThis is a page about when sewing machine thread keeps breaking. It is very frustrating to have the thread on your sewing machine constantly break.
Trouble With Sewing Machine After Bending NeedleSometimes when you accidentally bend a sewing machine needle you can throw the timing out of adjustment. This will probably require a trip to a repair shop to have it corrected. This is a page about trouble with a sewing machine after bending the needle.
Sewing Machine Constantly Runs When Turned On?There must be a short somewhere if your machine is not being controlled by the foot pedal. Time to consult a professional. This is a page about sewing machine constantly runs when plugged in.
Adjusting the Tension on Your Sewing...This is a page about adjusting the tension on your sewing machine. You just finished sewing a seam only to find loopy loose stitches instead of a nice neat line of tight stitches. Does your thread constantly break? The problem is probably with the machine's tension.
Sewing Machine Wheel Not Turning?Sometimes you may be able to determine the cause of a sewing machine malfunction and repair it yourself. This is a page about a sewing machine wheel not turning.
Removing the Hand Wheel on a Sewing Machine?Certain sewing machine repairs require removing the hand wheel, such as when replacing the belt. This is a page about removing the hand wheel on a sewing machine.
Bobbin Getting TangledThis is a page about bobbin getting tangled. It is extremely frustrating to sit down to your sewing machine to start a project only to have it malfunction.
Trouble Shooting a Euro-Pro Shark 1733 Sewing Machine?I have a Euro-Pro Shark 1733 sewing machine that I use in my quilt shop. The hand wheel will not turn at all. Has anyone had a sewing machine lock up like this?
Sewing Machine Has No Power When Plugged In?Troubleshooting the electrical problems with your sewing machine may be something you can do yourself, depending on your skills. This is a page about sewing machine has no power when plugged in.
Sewing Machine Wheel Won't Move?If your sewing machine well is stuck and will not move, it may be time to take it in for repair. This is a page about sewing machine wheel won't move.
Bobbin Case Stuck on a Singer Sewing Machine?If the bobbin has become stuck on your Singer sewing machine, you may need to have it repaired professionally. This is a page about bobbin case in singer machine stuck.
Sewing Machine Thread Bunching Up Under...This is a page about sewing machine thread bunching up under fabric. It is really frustrating to sit down to a sewing project and find that your machine has decided to go on the fritz.
Repairing a Broken Tension Knob on a Kenmore 158 Sewing Machine?When my Kenmore 158 arrived, the tension knob had been snapped right off in shipping. I can put the knob back on, but it does not stay in place. There is no set screw for this model. It looks like there was a little tube that held the pin that broke. Can this be fixed or is the machine a total loss?
Putting My Sewing Machine Back Together?If you have even attempted to repair your sewing machine, you may have had the unfortunate experience of being unable to put it back together again. This is a page about putting my sewing machine back together.
Bobbin Not Winding?If the bobbin is not winding on your sewing machine, you will need to get it repaired before you can continue using the machine. This is a page about bobbin not winding.
Repairing a Jammed Sewing Machine?Sometimes a jammed machine can be fixed at home, without the need for taking it in to a shop. First remove thread, bobbin case, and needle if possible. Check to see if there is a wad of thread or lots of lint and clean. Continue troubleshooting using the tips on this page. This is a page about repairing a jammed sewing machine.
Finding Replacement Parts for a Kenmore Sewing Machine?Finding replacement parts for your Kenmore sewing machine usually means a bit of time researching on the internet. The older the machine, the more difficult this task may become. The model name, number, and serial number will probably help identify the machine and make your search more productive.
Replacement Parts for Good Housekeeper Sewing Machines?Finding replacement parts for a vintage sewing machine will require some research. Checking the internet for the different suppliers that carry parts for older machines is your first job. This is a page about finding replacement parts for a Good Housekeeper sewing machine.
Kenmore Sewing Machine Needle Is Not Centered?This is a page about kenmore sewing machine needle is not centered. It is important for the needle of your sewing machine to be in the proper place so that your seam allowances will be accurate. If you have found that your needle is misaligned, here is a tip for adjusting it.
Kenmore Sewing Machine Won't Run?Kenmore sewing machines are generally pretty reliable but if your has stopped working it may need to be repaired or replaced. If your Kenmore sewing machine won't run it could be a variety if issues preventing it from working.
Manuals For Older Sewing MachinesThis page is about manuals for older sewing machines. Finding a replacement manual for an older sewing machine can be a challenge.
Repairing a Kenmore Ultra Stitch Sewing Machine?This is a page about repairing a Kenmore Ultra Stitch sewing machine. It is truly frustrating when your sewing machine malfunctions; determining the cause may be elusive.
Bobbin Thread Keeps Breaking?There are a number of common reasons for the bobbin thread in your sewing machine to break. Resolving these issues will make sewing easier. This is a page about fixing bobbin thread that keeps breaking.
Unable to Change Stitch Length on Sewing Machine?It is extremely frustrating when you are unable to change the stitch length on your sewing machine. If there is no fix in your owner's manual, it is likely time to take it in to a repair shop.
Bobbin Winding Switch Not Working on a Toyota Sewing Machine?Some sewing machines have a switch that changes the function from sewing to bobbin winding. If this switch fails, you will need to fix it or have it repaired. This is a page about the bobbin winding switch not working on a Toyota sewing machine.
Removing a Screw That Fell Into a Sewing Machine?Retrieving a screw from the inside of a sewing machine may be done by the user with a magnet if the machine is not computerized, a totally manual one for example. Computerized or more complex machines probably need to be taken to a repair shop for safe removal of the screw. This is a page about removing a screw that fell into a sewing machine.
Butterick Sewing Machine Only Runs In Reverse?I received my Butterick EB6100 sewing machine yesterday and set it all up. Then I tried a test run, it only runs in reverse. How do I reset it? Could it be the stitch settings?
Fabric Stuck Under the Needle Plate on Sewing Machine?I am a beginner to sewing.My fabric is stuck underneath the medal needle plate. Should I take it apart? or take it to the store? What should I do?
Sewing Machine Needle Won't Move Using Pedal?If your sewing machine's pedal has stopped working, you may need to replace it or have the pedal repaired. This is a page about sewing machine needle won't move using pedal.
Repairing Sewing Machine?I have a Singer 2277 sewing machine that is jamming up. It began after I tried to sew in reverse when in zig-zag stitch. I removed plate and removed all threads jammed in there. It starts out rough, not running smoothly then jams
Repairing Kenmore Sewing Machine Buttons?My sewing machine is Kenmore 385.16231. The up/down needle button and the start/stop button have stopped functioning. Otherwise the machine is fine. How can I repair these buttons?
Troubleshooting a Simplicity Sewing Machine?I have a Simplicity sewing machine, made in the 1980s. It works fine sometimes, but often it goes crazy. I hold the pedal about halfway down, and the speed changes drastically (super fast to super slow to fast to slow, to a dead stop, then starting again).
Tension Dial Not Working on Brother Sewing Machine?The tension dial on my Brother sewing machine doesn't seem to make a difference with the tension when I turn the dial. Any ideals of what the problem could be?
Butterick EB6100 Sewing Machine Stuck in ReverseMy machine is stuck in reverse and I've been advised to 'reboot' it. However I don't know how to do this. Can anyone help please?
Singer Sewing Machine Hand Wheel Sticks?I own an old Kenmore model 33 sewing machine that I have used for many years. When stitching, the hand wheel will rotate 3 or 4 times when pressing on the foot pedal and then it gets stuck. I can forcefully rotate the hand wheel and get it to sew again, but must repeat the forceful turning of the hand wheel after a few rotations. Can anyone suggest repairs or recommend a repair service in Maine?
Presser Foot on Singer Won't Move?How do I repair the presser foot on my Singer 360? It does not move when I flip the lever down.
Adjusting the Needle Alignment on a Singer Sewing Machine?I have a Singer 8019 model sewing machine. I need to fix the needle alinement to the center. How can I do that?
Sewing Machine Runs Without Foot Pedal?If your sewing machine runs as soon as it is turned on, before pressing the foot pedal, there are two possible culprits. One is the pedal itself. I new one may correct the problem. There may also be an issue with the connector on the machine. Generally speaking if a new pedal does not fix the problem it may be time for a repair shop visit.
Sewing Machine Stitches Too Loose?It is very frustrating to have your machine making stitches that are too loose. Typically this can be corrected by resetting the tension. For other ideas to help correct this issue read on.
Repairing a Brother Sewing MachineSome sewing machine repairs are easy enough for the owner to make themselves. Others may require taking it in for repairs. This page contains some information about repairing a Brother sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Not Getting Power?The light on my sewing machine doesn't glow when I plug in the speed controller and there is not any movement in the machine to be seen at all. So I am wondering if it's the machine or the speed paddler that isn't working! Please suggest what to do?
Mini Sewing Machine Not Stitching?These mini machines are notorious for having issues, but that aside like a full sized machine, you will need to do some troubleshooting to see if you can determine the cause of the malfunction. If that fails, check for videos or manufacturer's guides online.
Cleaning an Old Singer Sewing Machine?Cleaning an older Singer sewing machine will help keep it in good working order. If you do not have a manual describing the best process for your model, you might research it on the net. Oiling is often done at the same time.
Feed Dogs Won't Go Down?I have a Frister Rossmann 906 sewing machine from the 1970s. I can't get the feed dogs to go down. The switch and I guess the levers are stuck, but I don't see any way to access the levers. I'm using it for machine embroidery, but it would be better without the feed dogs. It is in perfect working order otherwise. I wish you could get good machine diagrams with purchases.
Presser Foot Not Connected on Euro-prox Machine?I have a Shark Euro-prox sewing machine model 8260 whose pressure foot seems not connected. Does anyone know anything about this type of sewing machine? It was given to me and I'd really like to use it if possible.
Empisal Overlocker Is Not Stitching?My Empisal overlocker's foot is not moving. It makes the noise but no movement. I've been unemployed for more than a year, I'm 55 and I'm single. I am doing needlework for an income till I find a job. I can't afford to take it in for repairs I barely make enough to survive. Can I fix it myself?
Repairing Foot Pedal on a Baycrest Sewing Machine?I have an old Baycrest sewing machine and there are 2 wires leading to the foot pedal that are supposed to be attached in little black electrical box but one of them is off and I can't tell where it should reattach. Can you send a picture of where the 4 wires attach in the electrical box leading to the power and the foot petal please?
Tang 15 Needle Embroidery Machine Not Stitching Properly?I have a Tang 15 needle embroidery machine. I have been waiting 9 months for a mechanic to fix it. It sews approximately 30 stitches then stops. I've checked threading and the bobbin, but no luck. The mechanic has my book.
Repairing a Vintage Singer Sewhandy Toy Machine?How do I repair a faulty stitch regulator on a Singer Toy Sewhandy sewing machine model number 20-10?
Replacement Part for a Pfaff Sewing Machine?What is the black, round disk about 2 1/2" in diameter called in the Pfaff 0100A (lavender) sewing machine? It broke and we need to find it. Also there is a pin that fits into it?
Repairing a Tailor Sewing Machine?I was replacing the upper tension on a Tailor 935 FA, how do I put it back together?
Sewing Soft Leather on a Brother Industrial Machine?I have been sewing cotton materials and even denim materials all with excellent stitch quality. I have now selected quite soft leather to sew and can't produce a stitch. The material feeds through the machine in the usual way, but only makes holes. I have tried various tensions that do not make any difference. When I revert to the cotton fabric hey presto all is good - help!
Broken Reverse Lever on Singer Concerto 3?I was using my Singer Concerto 3 today and when I pulled the lever to reverse stitch to finish off, it broke. I need help on how to get into the machine. I unscrewed the screws at the top of the machine and nothing happened.
Replacement Parts for a New Home Sewing Machine?I have a New Home Light Running sewing machine. I am missing a bobbin winder thread guide. Where I can buy it?
Reattaching the Hand Wheel on a Singer Sewing Machine?I have a Singer One Plus and the hand wheel fell off. I just need to know how to line it up to get it back on. I have all the parts.
Repairing a Singer Touch and Sew 625?A few weeks ago I found and old desk at a thrift store, thinking it would be good for crafts. Well, yes, and there was a surprise sewing machine inside! The motor works and the bobbin area doesn't seem to be clogged up with debris, but the hand wheel is jammed and it smells a little musty. It looks like a very old model and I'm not sure how to fix it.
Murray Riding Mower Won't Start?I have a Murray riding mower 425155X92B. It will turn over, but not start. It does have a new battery.
Changing the Sensor on a Singer Futura Embroidery Machine?I need to change the sensor on my Singer Futura embroidery unit that holds my hoops. Can I take the whole bar off or do just the sensors come off?
Cleaning the Thread Tension Regulator on a Toyota 5000?This machine, a Toyota 5000, is 40 years old. The lower thread underneath the fabric is bunching up a lot. I understand this is to do with the threading and tension of the upper thread. I have noticed for a little while that the thread tension regulator is behaving inconsistently. How I clean it?
Sewing Machine Not Picking Up Bobbin Thread?Today I was sewing and I noticed my machine wasn't making the bottom threads. I changed the needle, thread, and bobbin and then I realized that the black plastic part that holds my bobbin isn't spinning with the outer silver rim that is spinning making the thread not catch when I try to thread the needle.
Sewing Machine Not Catching Bobbin Thread?I have a vintage Athena 2000 electronic sewing machine. The issue I have is that whenever the thread on the needle of the machine tries to grab for the bobbin thread every time I give it a full rotation the thread on the needle constantly stops halfway and does not make the full rotation to the bobbin thread.
Janome Memory Craft 7500 Sensor Foot Error Message?My Memory Craft 7500 is displaying a message that says "sensor foot check mode". What does that mean and how can I correct it?
Embroidery Machine Will Not Pick Up Bottom Thread?Just as with your typical sewing machine there are two thread sources that work together to create the designs. This page offers some suggestions for what you can do if your embroidery machine will not pick up bottom thread.
Brother Innovis 955 Will Not Do Fill Embroidery?Why wont my Brother Innovis 955 do fill embroidery? The machine has recently been used for fill text, but for some reason it won't do it now.
Locked Sewing Machine?I purchasd a Singer 603 sewing machine. It seems to be locked up. I plugged it in and pushed on the lever and it just humms. Is the motor shot ? Also even without it being plugged in, the the wheel will not turn. Thanks in advance for any help. And if anyone can recommend someone here in Mooresville Indiana to work on it I'd be much appreciative.
Machine Sewing in Reverse?Hi, everyone. I have seen some posts on here from 2019 about Butterick machines sewing in reverse. Please could anyone tell me if they have successfully found a solution. The machine I have is brand new but hasn't been taken out of the box since it was bought in 2018. When I took it out of the box today, this is the problem I have found and obviously it is out of warranty. I would be very grateful for any help
Continuous Tone On Singer 6268?A continuous tone starts whenever we run on the singer 6268 machine. Should we reset it and how is that done? I'm pretty adept at repairs.
Fixing a Singer Sewing Machine?I am looking at buying a vintage singer 467 sewing machine but the reverse buttom is not working. I was told that it is sewing in reverse only. The button is loose and can be pulled in and out. Is this easy to fix?
Finding a Switch for Pfaff Sewing Machine?Where can I found a switch for Pfaff 1222E? It seem to be discontinued.