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Singer Prelude 8280 Sewing Machine stuck

When I press the foot pedal down, the machine starts "whrring" like it's gonna start sewing. But the needle gets stuck like there is a problem with it going up and down. I move the needle with the wheel on the side of the machine, and it is stiff. Is there something i am supposed to be oiling? I checked the bobbin and it is all clean. There is no threads stuck or anything. In fact, I just put a newly threaded bobbin in the machine. Please Help!!!!

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Is the knob on the side, where you loosen the needle to rewind the bobbin, tightened? Also, there may be some threads in the bobbin case messing things up. Unplug the machine if you are checking the bobbin case.

Posted on Apr 19, 2013

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    jhefty2003 Apr 19, 2013

    Yes it is...I took the needle out and cleaned off the pole thingie (LOL) and cleaned out the Bobbin casing and all that. My machine will not even wind thread on a new bobbin. My machine winds the bobbins on the top. Any ideas?

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If you have knowledge of and access to a multimeter, you can test it. What working properly, you will find the following:
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