My Sewing Machine Stopped Working

My Singer sewing machine was sewing just fine, when out of the blue, it seized or froze and it won't sew a bit now. What happened? I've done all the "checks" for needles, proper threading, cleaning, etc. Now what?

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By Monica from Cortez, CO

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January 19, 20110 found this helpful

Something may have broken on the inside.

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January 20, 20110 found this helpful

The same thing happened to my Singer. I took it in to the repair shop and they told me the clutch had slipped. It was a pretty quick fix and was reasonably priced.

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January 20, 20110 found this helpful

When that happened on your Singer, did you hear a noise that sounded like something came loose and fell?
That is what happened with mine. I checked and couldn't see anything wrong, but I really didn't know what I was looking for! I'm hoping to have it repaired soon. We don't have a local repair shop and I don't know of anyone who repairs them, so we have to drive a distance to take it in. Thanks! Did they happen to tell you what might cause the clutch to slip? I'm wondering if I did something to cause it.

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January 21, 20110 found this helpful

Has it been oiled recently?

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January 21, 20110 found this helpful

@aloham58-Yes it has been oiled. Thanks for the good reminder! I know it is very important.

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January 21, 20110 found this helpful

@deebomb-I do think something may have broken on the inside. Since I know next to nothing about this issue; I have to trust someone who does to get it in working order again.

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I did hear an odd rattling, clink before it stopped working correctly.

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