Help with sewing machine TT___TT

envynekoJuly 30, 2007

I'm new to this forum, but i think that someone here has the answer to my problem. I bought a sewing machine 2 years back that I've gotten quite used to. I use it every so often, and I oiled it in the only holes i could find. My problem is that when i attempted to sew yesterday, my machine began making weird noises and the foot pedal would stop working. It would only work again when I used the hand knob to turn the needle. I opened up the machine to locate the source of the problem and it seems to be where the fan is. I'm confused as to what's going on with my machine, and would like to get it up and running soon. I've included some pictures of my machine as well. Hope someone here can help me TTTT______TTTT

Machine:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/psycho_acolyte/100_0983.jpg

Problem area:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/psycho_acolyte/100_0982.jpg

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cmc_97

The component with the "fan blades" that are visible through the slots is, I believe, actually the motor. It looks like it is probably attached to the rest of the mechanism by a drive belt that is hidden behind the area where the motor is attached to that plate on the side of the macine.

However, machines can get out of adjustment and bind (make weird noises, etc.) because the actual "sewing parts" are no longer lined up correctly.

This may be a job for a repair person. I know there are some sewers who are very good at taking apart sewing machines, adjusting them, and putting them back together. I hope someone with more experience in that area can answer your question. I am not one of those people; at the first sign of trouble, I take mine to the dealer where I bought them. Most sewing machine dealers who do repairs will work on all brands of machines.

Also check sewing and vacuum shops that do repairs on all makes of sewing machines and vacuum cleaners to find a repair person.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful,
CMC

    Bookmark   July 31, 2007 at 12:03PM
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dizzyhal68

Hello what type oil did you use? If it had varnish in it it's locked up your drive. Unplug machine remove top lightly spray WD 40 into shaft area front to back,be careful not to get any on motor wait 20 min and take hairdryer blow med hot air into machine(I know sounds crazy)
turn wheel by hand back and forth do not force.
this should loosen it up.If it dosent let me know Harold gldnagr@otelco.net

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 7:47AM
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zone_8grandma

First of all, do you have a manual? If not, you should be able to get one from the manufacturer (or on ebay)

Second, you should ONLY use sewing machine oil - did you use sewing machine oil or something else?

Third, when was it last serviced? A machine that is used regularly should be regularly serviced (I take mine in annually)

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 11:57AM
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