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Screeching noise My sewing machine was working properly the last time I used it. I took it out now after awhile and when both the thread and bobbin are inserted through the correct positions, and it is switched on, it makes a screeching noise and stops. The thread seems knotted near the bobbin and I have trouble manually moving the wheel to clean it up. When only either of the thread or bobbin is present, the machine works though the motor sound is a bit loud.

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  • SuKris May 01, 2012

    The needle is okay,
    It was working all these days, I kept it inside for a few months and the noise started
    I dont think these chinese made machines can be serviced
    Thanks for your suggestions

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It might be clogged up with cotton that in itself is enough to stop the wheel turning. Take out the needle the foot and the foot plate, remove bobbin and undo the two clips where the bobbin goes and pull them out. Sometimes there is cotton hidden in there. Give everything a good clean out and put back together again hopefully that will do it

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Have you tried a new needle--flat side to the back of the machine
check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up lever
it's also possible that there's something wrong with the motor since it sounds a bit loud
it probably needs to be serviced

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

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