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Motor will not continue to run.

Runs only in short spurts. 1 to 2 seconds. belts appear to be ok but seems to be binding up. the motor does not smell.

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Could be any of a number of things:

  1. belts could be worn or stretched and need to be replaced - the belts can look fine but can be stretched causing the machine to run sporadically
  2. if the motor has carbon brushes they may need to be replaced
  3. foot control may have a short or other issue that is causing the short spurts of stitching
You indicate that something is "binding up". What, exactly, do you mean by this? If you mean that the bobbin case does not rotate, the timing of the machine may be off.

A good repair technician can diagnose what's happening and many do not charge (or charge a very minimal fee) to look at and diagnose machine issues. For a small/or no investment you can find out what's wrong and determine if it is worth the cost to fix.

Hope these ideas help.

Happy stitching,
Kim & Linnette
www.sewingexpressions.com

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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