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Motor stuck Cannot turn hand wheel manually. Can hear motor trying to turn it but it can't turn it either. Acts like the motor is locked on something.

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Re: Motor stuck

If you have mice in the house, they may have gotten around the moving parts underneath and urinated and so forth on the working parts. My dad had go in and use a break-free lubricant and physically force the gears to move again in order to free up the working parts. It was bad. Would'nt move at all. Now it moves good again, but I have to find someone to fix the timing of the gears. It's out of timing, but it moves again.

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Why doesn't it sew?

Check to see if the bobbin case is in correctly. Jamming occurs when something isn't in machine properly. Try taking out the needle & manually turning the hand wheel slowly. It could be just a bent needle too.

Mar 13, 2016 | Baby Lock Sewing Machines

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I am trying to wind on a bobbin and keep getting an error message of E9 which says in the manual When Motor is locked it will not allow me to wind bobbin

The machine you're talking about isn't indicated. However, when the motor is locked it is trying to run the needle and feed dogs at the same time that it is trying to wind the bobbin. This cannot be done simultaneously.
*** The place where you place the bobbin must be set firmly against the bobbin.
***Some newer digital systems still need the hand wheel to be released by hand. (Turn it, push or pull it)

Sep 29, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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In sewing mode the motor turns but needle does not move. I have checked bobbin & upper thread - any help?

1. Try to turn the hand wheel. Does the needle move?
2. Make sure the center wheel on the hand crank is tight.
Try the hand wheel now. If you still don't have luck try this.
3. Loosen the center wheel on the hand wheel. There is a small screw on the center wheel on the front or side. Loosen it until it almost comes out.
4. Now tighten the center wheel. (clockwise) Does the needle move if you move the hand wheel? If it does you can tighten the small screw.
5. If this doesn't do the job you will have to take the cover to the motor off. The motor has a bolt to loosen. As you loosen the bolt you can move the motor until it tightens the belt and makes it aligned as well. Run the motor slowly with the foot pedal and adjust the motor until it operates at it's highest speed. Now tighten. Replace all covers.
6. The belt is sometimes in need of replacing but not usual. You will know when you take the panel off.

Apr 16, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Sorry the needle is not going down,

Needles will not go down for:
1. The lock on the hand wheel isn't locking. Try this
a. Loosen the lock like you're going to wind a bobbin.
b. Loosen screw that is on the side of the lock. (sometimes front)
c. Tighten the lock just like when you're going to sew.
d. Tighten the screw that is on the side of the lock.(sometimes front)
e. Turn hand wheel by hand. Did the needle rise and fall?
2. The drive belt isn't moving the shaft.
a. Remove the top of the sewing machine.
b. You will most likely have to remove the panel on the end where the hand wheel is.
c. Turn your hand wheel to see if the belt is moving the shaft or is it broken?
d. Replace if you need to. (look at wear). Loosen the motor.
e. Make your motor run (foot pedal) slowly. Tighten the belt by pushing on the motor while it is running. When the motor is placed at the right place the motor will be moving with very little drag. (This will need a listening ear)
f. At this point tighten motor and retest for the speed and drag.

Mar 21, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Why doesn't the needle go down?

1. If the machine motor is running you can see if the bobbin winder is functioning. If so then you need to tighten the hand wheel lock.
2. If it doesn't work try loosening the screw on the hand wheel lock. 3. Try to tighten the wheel lock now.
4. Now, tighten the screw.
5. If it still isn't functioning you may need to loosen the motor and replace the belt.
6. Belt. Remove old belt. Put new one on while motor is loose. Tighten the motor while you keep the machine running at a slow speed. As you tighten the motor there will be a point the motor speed rises the most. Tighten the motor there and recheck afterwards.

Mar 20, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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My brand new lil sew and sew lss 505 will not turn on

When you say it will not turn is it the hand wheel stuck or the motor will not run it. If it is the motor check the position of the bobbin winder. It may be jammed with thread. Remove the bobbin case/basket and look try to turn it by hand.

Apr 29, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Error code 6 (thread in motor but there is none)

If you can turn the balance wheel by hand and the needle goes up and down it may be loose belts, if you can't turn the balance wheel by hand then there is definitely thread stuck somewhere in the raceway

Jun 24, 2010 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Hand wheel is stuck

hi there,
well,stuck up hand wheel, is due to mechanical obstruction inside machine,bushing on shafting need to oil,and on handwheel bushing near clutch there is oil port there. since hand wheel are connected to cam shaft with set of gears and pulley is coupled to motor pulley,and other linkage under bobbins,shuttle race etc,broken gears are most common causes of stuck up handwheel,we can consider also the brush carbon,when worn out and damage the rotor commutator brush.if you can open the cover of motor below side of handwheel,you can see the pulley and motor assembly.also on top of machine there an opening to see the top gear assembly,this should be done by service technician.try to bring to nearest service center if still under warranty claim this for lesser maintenance cost.have a nice day,don't forget to rate me.thank's.

Apr 20, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Kenmore 10 stitch needle won't move

hi there,
push or pull hand wheel clutch to engage
motion of needle and shutter.

if not check belt on downside of hand
wheel open cover motor,loosen bolt cover
see belt check if engage on pulley by
holding hand wheel move belt if
hand wheel move,if not tighten screw on
pulley from hand wheel and moter.
have a nice day and thanks

Apr 03, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Hand wheel hard to turn, won't sew

Machine wheel locked,what should I do?

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