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White super lock 503 wheel hangs up at one spot

Wheel catches and needs to be turned by hand at same location on each revolution.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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There is a smaller wheel in the center of the big wheel. This has to be tightened in order for the needle to operate. This smaller wheel is needing to be in the loosened state to wind the bobbin. The needle should not go up & down then. Just hold the outside wheel & tighten the inner wheel. This should solve your problem. Hey, just wondering if I could possibly get a copy of your manual, as I lost mine for this model. I would really appreciate it! My email is Thanks & Good Luck

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

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You did not say it jammed from thread or just stopped working.

If it is thread, then you will need to carefully use embroidery scissors with a sharp point or a razor blade to cut at the lump of threads and carefully pull them out with your tweezers till you clear the mess. Use your vacuum to get all bits out of there, being careful and not hitting the loopers. You can knock them out of alignment with thread jams and such.

If it just stopped and you cannot turn the wheel, then it needs a trip to the repair shop, either your dealer or to a sew and vac repair where they know how to service sergers.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Hand wheel will turn backwards, but not forward

here is some troubleshooting
Download your manual.

Ok I know that youve checked this, but I have to ask.
Pg 39
Check and make sure the reverse lever isnt engaged.

I'm looking at pg 27 and see you have a traditional bobbin casing (not a drop in) make sure your bobbin is wound well and the case is inserted correctly. (they are picky)
Change your needle make sure its in right and tight. (I have bent many a needle just slightly, and it causes huge issues with this particular type of bobbin casing)
Pg 35 gives a test for the bobbin tension. If your thread rolls, the tension is too loose, OR the case may have gotten damaged.

Lets see if this helped.
Good luck

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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I have these in stock. you'll need to give me the diameter of the rubber wheel as there are three different sizes. These run $5 +s/h. Stepping Stones Quilts

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: My hand wheel on my

your machine needs servicing. make sure you oil all spots indicated in your user manual and turn handwhel by hand for a minute or so to work oil in.

if this doesn't make machine easy to turn see a tech for full service.


Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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My sewing machine stops after about 10 revolutions, the motor is till running but the needle does not move. any suggestions please ?

1. Loosen the screw on the front of the hand wheel, almost completely.
2. Now, tighten the hand wheel control knob. The needle should be able to move now.
3. Tighten the screw. Your hand wheel control knob should be able to be loosened for bobbin winding and tightened for sewing.
Just for information purposes: The hand wheel control knob is usually the small round knob on the front of the hand wheel and is also very shiny.

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White Superlock 534 hand wheel turns a little bit by hand then jams

This is a nice old machine that was top of the line at one time. Many sewists used these models and loved them--except perhaps threading them was sometimes troublesome.

Sounds like it might need a good cleaning and oiling. Old oil has solidified and is preventing parts from moving as they should. The motor is straining to try to move things. Continuing to try to run the machine while in this condition could burn out the motor. Consult your owner's manual and use a good quality sewing machine oil (NOT 3-in-1, WD-40, or cooking oil!).

If you need a manual, go to this web site:

and search for "WSL534"

If you can get the cover off, you will probably find many oil ports where oil should be placed. If not, gently rock the handwheel and apply oil every place that metal rubs against metal. Apply ONLY 1-2 drops each spot. If it is still stiff/sticky, you can direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the internal mechanics to loosen things. Keeping your machine oiled is imperative to its continuing operation.

Here is a service manual, if the oiling doesn't resolve the problem:,d.aWw&cad=rja


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I was sewing and my machine locked up. Its a 910 bernina

Does the hand wheel turn ? Does anything move when you turn the hand wheel ? If not, may be a mechanical seizure, usually from overheating or maladjusted gears.

It may also be a seized thread. Thread may catch in a burr in the needle, or a burr in a thread guide. Check the entire thread pathway, make sure no loose thread is caught anywhere, there are no rough spots or burrs in any guide. Clean lint out of the bobbin area, and under the feed dogs. Make sure the thread hasn't wound around the spool pin or spindle, which can cause an abrupt stop in stitching, though it usually also breaks the thread and sometimes the needle too.

Clean it thoroughly, unthread and rethread. Those are always the first steps if something goes wrong. If you can get it moving and it happens again, turn the hand wheel slowly and watch to see if the thread is popping out of any thread guide, or out of the tension adjuster.

If the hand wheel won't turn, it may well be seized gears, which may be a costly repair. You can open up the machine and look inside to see if any gears are stuck, or missing teeth.

Do you oil this machine regularly ? All machines should be oiled periodically. If you use it a lot, oil more often.

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This is true of every machine of every model, by the way, and I have a friend that brought a brand new Brother dirt-cheap from WalMart that was being sold as defective because the feed dogs wouldn't raise. She got it home, flipped the lever, turned the hand wheel two revolutions, and . . . VIOLA! She got a perfectly good brand new machine for practically nothing!

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Hi Geno: First, it is never good to turn your hand wheel in the opposite direction. This action can throw your machine out of time. So please don't ever do that.

To diagnose the problem. First replace the needle with a new one and make sure it is correctly oriented and fully inserted in the needle bar. Take out the bobbin case and bobbin. Turn the hand wheel toward you. Is it still locking up?

If it is, Take off the presser foot, open up the feed dog and bobbin area and turn the hand wheel until the needle is in the lowest point. Where is the shuttle hook (pointed bit) in relation to the needle? Is the needle hitting the shuttle? If it is... your timing is "advanced" If the needle is at the lowest point an the shuttle hook is well behind the scarf of the needle the timing is "********"

Now, if you find you can't even get this far. It could be a very dry machine, excess fluff or threads between moving parts or a bent arm.

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