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My feather wt has frozen up , it just stopped on me one day after lots of sewing at a retreat and I cant get the needle up or down .

I pulled out the bobbin and cleaned that area , please help I miss my dear little machine!

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  • sylviaivie Nov 06, 2012

    What model featherweight?  Do you know?

  • hhatfield923
    hhatfield923 Nov 06, 2012

    221-1. I tryed again to figure out what is going on and it seems to have something to do with the feed dogs and the

  • hhatfield923
    hhatfield923 Nov 06, 2012

    plate. The needle hits the plate instead of going thru, yes I ckecked the needle placement

  • sylviaivie Nov 07, 2012

    First change your needle. It's bent or dulled now anyway. Here is a manual for your machine. The service manual is harder to come by. But I found one for about $10 plus shipping. here. Hope you get her fixed.

  • hhatfield923
    hhatfield923 Nov 07, 2012

    Thank you< I was fortunate enough to have a manual. I changed the needle

  • hhatfield923
    hhatfield923 Nov 10, 2012

    I had a friend who also has a feather weight bring hers to quilt group.

  • hhatfield923
    hhatfield923 Nov 10, 2012

    we figured out there is something not right with the feeddog / bobbincase .

  • hhatfield923
    hhatfield923 Nov 30, 2012

    I still need to get it to repair shop , we dont have anyone in town.



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The sewing machine may need to be checked for a timing

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The bobbin bucket in my machine stopped spinning and the needle broke each time, it seem to be hitting the metal part below the bobbin bucket. Please help

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

  • sylviaivie Nov 28, 2012

    Sounds like something below is broken. Can you take the bottom off to see the lower workings?

  • Charlene Herbert Nov 28, 2012

    I am trying to do that at the moment



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SOURCE: Top thread won't pick up the bobbin thread

re insert the needle, maybe you did not put the needle up as far as it is to go. Make sure the flat side of the needle is to the back of the machine. Without any thread in the machine hand turn the wheel and look to see if the hook of your bobbin would/could catch the thread (to see if timing is right)
then thread the machine and hand turn the wheel and see what it is doing.
Your timing might be off, but I do not think that is likely. Though it is possible that when the needle fell out, it hit something hard, broke, and pushed the machine out of timing. then you need to bring it in.

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