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What could cause the motor to turn but the needle doesnt move?

I push on the peddle to sew, and the motor turns but it doesnt move the needle.

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It's possible that the sewing machine may need a adjustment or a part could be broken, the machine should be checked

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Make sure the handwheel has not been released as you would to thread a bobbin. Check to see if the center part of the handwheel is tightened. One way releases the handwheel, the other way tightens it.

It's also possible that your machine has not been cleaned and oiled for some time and things are stuck. Get some good sewing machine oil (or even liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil), open the top of the machine and put a couple of drops of oil every place where metal rubs on metal. Also, do the same in the bobbin area.

Posted on May 03, 2015

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The clutch has fallen off the shaft. Remove the very small screw in the clutch release screw to remove the clutch release. Place the clutch(round thing with ears on it) back on the shaft with the center ears pointing towards the outside. Put the clutch release screw back on. Tighten it to make sure it works
properly. Put the small screw back in the clutch release screw and test it again. If it will not tighten or release properly, remove the clutch ,rotate it180 degrees and try it again.This should solve your problem.
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Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: when I turn on my PFAFF 1222 it wont sew

It may be in bobbin filling mode. Can you turn the inner circular on the hand crank. If you can click it into position, this should engage the needle mechanism.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: sewing machine no movement

I know what the problem is. Its a cracked gear. When you have the top open look at the big fiber gear on top. It is common for these to crack and now it is stuck. Needs a Bernina service guy to replace it. There is one more smaller fiber gear near the handwheel inside that could be cracked also.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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WhenI turn the inside nob the needle works but not when I turn the outer nob, it just turns and nothing happens WhenI use the peddle the outernob spins but again the needle doesnt work (nob=handwheel)


On most machines, when the inner wheel is turned counter clockwise, it engages the bobbin winder and disengages the needle movement.

To disengage the bobbin winder and sew, turn the inner wheel clockwise as far as it will go. This should engage the sewing capability and it should work either by hand rotating the large wheel (always counter clockwise!) or with the foot pedal. If it does not, then you most likely need to have your machine serviced.

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First remove the needle and bobbincase.Then try turning the hand wheel.If it turns easily replace the bobbincase and try turning it by hand.If it still turns easily then put in a new needle and try turning it again.Make sure the needle flat portion is on the back side.If it still turns easily it is most likely fixed.Try threading the machine and see if it sews.

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