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Brothers sewing machine vx 1120

Need to find missing parts to machine , bobbin case, (front load) feed dog, removable free arm. Where to find these items and resonable price

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  • mishacatty Nov 16, 2008

    I'm trying to find a new front "box" that makes the front of the machine not a freearm...don't know what it's called! Mine was broken. Thank you! Ann

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SOURCE: Feed Dogs, Thread Tangle

Hi Jeanette! You have a Singer Featherweight--the best sewing machine ever made! (Mine dates from 1950/51 and I wouldn't trade it for the world.) These beautiful, sturdy machines were designed to be easily repairable at home, but you'll need a copy of the Service Manual (get the Instruction manual too, if you don't have one.) Go to www.singer-featherweight.com and check out what they have available.

I had a similar problem (needle thread not catching the bobbin thread) and the problem was that I hadn't put the needle in correctly (flat side to the left). Also, I will occasionally get thread wrapped around the bobbin housing--sewing along just great and then everything comes to a screeching halt. I'm not sure why that happens, but I'm getting pretty good at taking the bobbin housing apart. The manual is pretty clear on how to do it. You can contact me direct at robbie1949@comcast.net for more information.

Thanks!

Robbie

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: bobbin case case keeps jamming

I am having somewhat the same problem with the exception that my needle did not break. I've cleaned and oil, but the bobbin case and projection positioned spring is not communicating to allow sewing to continue. The thread keeps jamming and the bobbin raises up the plate. So, what else am I to do?

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

textile
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SOURCE: Problem with winding thread onto

first you must make sure the winder shaft is turning by moving it to the right a little and see if you can turn it by hand.
If it is turning ok then there is a rubber ring on the other end of the winder shaft and it should come in contact with the drive which turnes it ,if it is worn it might need a new rubber.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: thread pickup

I don't know this machine but most machines....You are either using a bent, or incorrect needle. Size matters! If you have the correct needles and they are not damaged in anyway then it may be timing. Unlikely but possible.

one more thing...Are you turning the handwheel in the correct direction?

Bonnie

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Euro Pro 373om sewing machine

If you have checked the feed dog switch, best to take it to a sewing machine mechanic.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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