How do I fix......White 1510. Sewed 2 straight lines, no issues. Now needle won't come down. I checked the stop motion knob, seems tight.....now what?
Is your White a mechanical machine (NOT computerized)? If so, it may need a good cleaning and oiling.
If your machine is a mechanical, be sure that you are cleaning and oiling on a regular basis. If not, the old oil turns to goo and sticks things together.
Use ONLY fresh good quality sewing machine oil (not 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or the old oil from grandma's sewing basket). Follow the instructions in the manual. If you want to do a thorough job, open the top and free arm cover. Slowly hand rotate the handwheel and apply 1-2 drops of oil every place that metal rubs on metal. Do NOT oil rubber, plastic parts, or belts. Don't forget the moving parts in the bobbin area and the needlebar since that's where you are having problems. Be sure to apply a drop on the shuttle race every time you begin a new project. Oiling according to the instruction manual should be done every 40 hours of sewing time. If in storage, oil every six months. I try to do a complete oiling of my machine (as explained above) every six months to keep it operating well.
To help loosen it up, you can direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the internal mechanics of the machine. Alternate the heat with oil until the machine is working smoothly again.
Dec 13, 2015 |