Question about Necchi 3101 Mechanical Sewing Machine
(I can provide the exact model later, as I'm not home right now). The motor starts, the needle works, but it doesn't move forward (the material does not start moving forward) It sews in place. What could it be? Is it worth fixing? Apparently it is hard to find service for Necchi machines (i'm in Montreal, Canada). Thanks for your help.
Sounds like the feed dogs may be down or not working. Watch to see if the little teeth are moving under the pressure foot when you stitch( try to run unthreaded and with foot up no fabricto check) May be a button to turn up the feed dogs.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Necchi machine
Bu Mira was made in Italy between 1952-1956 it was the machine where the introduced the Wonder Wheel to make decorative stitches, olive green in color . There are some people who collect them but like all antiques the rearer the are and the better origonal condition the are in the more the are worth.
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
Make sure you sink the needle into the fabric before starting to sew. If that isn't it...remove the thread and rethread the machine. Make sure the thread isn't wrapped around the spool holder.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Generally when the needle does not pick up the bobbin thread, it means the needle is either too far in or just plain the wrong length. YOu might want to try lowering the needle just a hair and see if that helps.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
SOURCE: skip stitch
The three most obvious causes (other than that of the machine possibly being slightly out of time) are:
1) Too small of a needle size - increase the size.
2) A needle that has a flaw / defect - change the needle.
3) Needle not inserted correctly, either not pushed all the way up into the needle bar, or not installed facing the correct place. On this machine, the small "scarf" in the needle (an indent just above the eye) shouldface the right side of the machine.
Posted on May 07, 2009
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