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Motor not getting power

I purchased a new footfeed. Not the problem evidently. Wheel will turn manually, and light comes on but no sound of any kind coming from motor.

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It sounds like the sewing machine needs to be checked to see
if the motor needs to be replaced

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

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SOURCE: kenmore 385 was sewing then motor shut down no power, wheel turns fine just machine won't come on

it's very possible that the motor went out & would have to be replaced

Posted on Apr 22, 2012

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What would cause my Kenmore sewing machine's light to turn on but the motor seem to have no power?


The wiring for the older Kenmore is simple. The light switch completes the connection to the light. If the foot pedal has failed or connection loose where the wire attaches from the foot-pedal the motor will not run.

Also if the brushes in the motor are worn or failing to contact the motor internally the motor will not run.

With light on and pedal partially depressed attempt to activate motor to determine if brush connection are faulty. If the motor reacts at all the brushes will likely need to be replaced.

No success borrow a foot pedal from a friend or sewing center to determine if the pedal control is faulty.

Hope this helps?
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I have Singer Futura XL400. When I turn the power switch on, LED lights come on but no motor power. The panel with the stitch lights does not come on and machine will not sew. This is a new machine.


If you just purchased this machine, bring it back to the retailer where it was purchased. If it is a defective machine, they should replace it. If you've had the machine for a while, it may still be under warranty, so take it for service.

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The wheel on the right no longer moves the needle, it spins freely. It will sewwhen using the footfeed but not by hand.


The small handle attached to the hand wheel is the problem:
1. Loosen a small screw on the front or side of the small handle. Almost all the way.
2. Tighten the small handle as if you are tightening like you are going from loading a bobbin to sewing.
3. Tighten the small screw.
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Juki DDL-8700 wheel not turning. Initially running fine, after a few minutes, wheel seizes. Machine is oiled, and we can see oil in the viewing window, Machine looks very clean inside. Motor sounds


Have you tried cleaning it? Sometimes a piece of thread or some fuzz gets in between the parts and causes friction. If you have a manual, or can get one online, you should walk through the pages on cleaning and do each and every part of the cleaning. If that doesn't work, call a professional. There are service people who come out to your shop and work on industrial machines. Mine charges $55, plus parts if needed.

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How do i fix my machin, the engine sounds like it's working, but the needle doent go up or down. The machine number is pfaff creative 1475cd (it's kind of old.)


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Is the motor in my kenmore sewing machine bad?


will the motor run if you turn it by hand when the power is on

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Is the motor gone in my machine. power coming through


is the light coming on?
do you smell anything around the motor?
it is possible that the motor could be going out.
does it sew any when you push on the foot pedal?

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