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Needle is not moving

Hello, I am experiencing a rather debilitating problem with my machine. When the foot peddle is pushed down, the needle does not move. I have replaced the belt thinking that it was stretched but it's doing the same thing as before. The piece jutting out of the motor will not spin unless it is on the bobbin winding setting- at which point the cog on the motor seems to become engaged. I can turn the hand crank and move the needle that way... Help!

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Of course I have to guess here--not seeing the machine, but it appears that your motor is working fine. That would leave two possibilities, I think. The first is a defective foot pedal. The second is, when you push the bobbin winder, it engages a clutch that diverts power from the needle shaft to the winder. It is possible that the clutch is stuck. To find out, disengage the bobbin winder and press the foot pedal, and see if the bobbin winder spindle is still spinning.

Posted on Jan 18, 2014


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By removing the top cover, or the turning wheel cover,
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SOURCE: needle is moving when bobbin is winding & lights are flashing

Check the clutch at the knob on the right side of the machine, where you tighten it to sew & loosen it to wind a bobbin. It could be very loose and when you start to wind a bobbin, it tightens itself up.

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SOURCE: my needle keeps moving while I try to wind my bobbin

hi there,
the hand wheel and clutch should be disengage so that needle will not move also w/ the bobbins,doing this is hold the hand wheel then grip hold also at the center hand wheel.rotate center counter clockwise to release clutch.other type is push and pull hand wheel.any of them,try to run machine if needle is move again.cheers have a nice day don't forget to rate me.

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If you are not able to free this easily, you really should consider taking it to a service technician to look at it in case you do more damage to the needle bar and elsewhere trying to fix it yourself.

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When was the last time that you oiled your machine? Sometimes, they just need a good oiling. Another thing to check is your belt. I don't know what Singer you have, but you probably can download a free manual at and see if there is a solution there. Good luck, I hope that you don't have to take it in for service because that can be expensive. I ended up ditching my old one for a new one because it would have been too costly to fix. I ended up buying a Singer at JoAnn's for $199 on sale (model 7258) and it sews like a dream, way better than my old one ever did. And I find excuses to use the new one because it is so darn easy. There are cheaper models out there too. You really have to make a decision yourself, if it is worth it.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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