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Squealing noise from the right side of the machine when begin sewing

When I begin to sew, the machine is sluggish and then there is a squealing sound from the right side of the machine. Perhaps the belt is slipping or something else (bearings?) needs work. This is a mechanical New Home Model 640. Any suggestions of things I can try myself or do I need to take it to a repair shop?

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  • six_skibums May 24, 2009

    I looked at the belt already...couldn't tell if it needed anything. It's not cracked or frayed. Do you mean that the belt may need cleaning, as well as the machine?

  • six_skibums May 24, 2009

    I just cleaned the area under the belt with alcohol and now it doesn't squeak. Hopefully, that will take care of it. Thanks!



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Sounds like it needs to be cleaned. check the belt first.

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  • Robert Lekfield May 24, 2009

    The machine will need cleaning. The belt You can't clean. If bad it will need to be replaced.

  • Robert Lekfield May 24, 2009

    glad that worked out for You. Hopefully that was all. mission accomplished



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