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Repairing a Sewing Machine

Unfortunately sometimes your sewing machine requires troubleshooting and repair for a variety of problems, such as jamming. This is a guide about repairing a sewing machine.
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December 3, 20122 found this helpful

It can be very frustrating if your machine is not sewing properly. This guide is about sewing machine needle not catching thread.

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This is a guide about when sewing machine thread keeps breaking. It is very frustrating to have the thread on your sewing machine constantly break.

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August 17, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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This is a guide about what to do if your sewing machine needle is not moving.

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August 1, 20040 found this helpful

"Little problems with the sewing machine can be very irritating and time consuming. They can happen to even the most experienced seamstress.

The next time you have machine troubles, check this list to see if you can determined the cause of the difficulty and correct it. It may save you a service call and save you time as well. If you can't correct the trouble, it is wise to seek professional help." - College of Agriculture and Home Economics New Mexico State University

Link: http://cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/c-202.html

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May 17, 20180 found this helpful

The bobbin being loaded improperly may make your sewing machine jam up. This is a guide about sewing machine keeps jamming.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

This is a guide about replacing a sewing machine fuse. Your manual should provide the information on how to do the replacement. If you do not have a manual, check online by manufacturer.

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You should be able to find the instructions and very likely a downloadable manual as well.

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April 9, 20180 found this helpful

This is a guide about sewing machine needle will not raise up. Having the needle on your machine malfunction is very frustrating. While your project sits there waiting you might be able to troubleshoot and make an easy repair.

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Otherwise it is off to the repair shop.

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April 6, 20180 found this helpful

This is a guide 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.

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March 6, 20180 found this helpful

If your sewing machine slows down when you are using it, you probably have some friction being caused in the mechanism somehow. A sewing machine that slows down will most likely need to be taken in for repair.

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January 10, 20180 found this helpful

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.

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Continue troubleshooting using the tips on this page. This is a guide about repairing a jammed sewing machine.

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September 18, 20170 found this helpful

Some problems with a sewing machine can be repaired by the crafter or seamstress. Certain issues simply need an adjustment made to correct the malfunction.

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This is a guide about what to do when a Brother CS6000i sewing machine won't sew.

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September 14, 20170 found this helpful

Sitting down to work on an embroidery project only to have your machine not stitch is extremely frustrating. This is a guide about what to do when a Singer embroidery sewing machine keeps freezing up.

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August 31, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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August 25, 20170 found this helpful

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 guide about repairing a Nelco sewing machine.

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August 21, 20170 found this helpful

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 guide about the foot pedal not working on a sewing machine.

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August 6, 20170 found this helpful

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 guide about putting my sewing machine back together.

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July 15, 20170 found this helpful

Certain sewing machine repairs require removing the hand wheel, such as when replacing the belt. This is a guide about removing the hand wheel on a sewing machine.

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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 guide about bobbin not winding.

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June 29, 20170 found this helpful

Before you take your broken machine to a repairman, you may be able to fix the problem yourself. This is a guide about repairing a Toyota sewing machine.

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Sometimes when making repairs to your sewing machine a part will come loose and it can be difficult to reinstall it. This is a guide about replacing a spring on a wards sewing machine.

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

Keeping your sewing machine in good working order sometimes includes the need for repairs, which can be costly. Certain repairs can be done at home. This is a guide about repairing a Good Housekeeper sewing machine.

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March 1, 20170 found this helpful

Turning on the power switch on your sewing machine should not start it running and stitching. This guide contains some things to check if you experience this issue with your machine.

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February 10, 20170 found this helpful

It is frustrating to have your machine get stuck in a stitch mode and be unable to set it to another. This is a guide about sewing machine stuck in buttonhole mode.

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Troubleshooting the electrical problems with your sewing machine may be something you can do yourself, depending on your skills. This is a guide about sewing machine has no power when plugged in.

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