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Broken motor belt or the belt has slipped off. Read the instructions of your machine and take the needle arm cover off to look at it. If it's off the pulley, simply put it back on. If broken, remove it and buy one of the same type and length.

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Where is the screw that adjusts the thread hook pick up timing. The timing is off on my machine so the hook doesn't catch the thread,

on the shaft that holds the needle you will find a clamp attached to a arm on a crank
if you undo that clamp it will slide up or down the shaft and that positions the needle
needle hook timing is on the start of the up stroke where the hook should be at are very near the eye of the needle
so position the shaft in the just up positing , undo the clamp and move the shaft ( not the crank) until the needle is correctly positioned and tighten the clamp

Feb 02, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Why is my needle not moving?

open the end cover of the machine and see if the needle shaft is moving up or down
it is possible that a screw has come loose or an arm has broken

May 14, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I have a Singer CG-550 and am sewing a heavyweight fabric using needle size 18. The engine whirs but the needle no longer moves up and down once it hits the fabric. It occurred suddenly, and I wonder

The motor may not have enough torque to force the needle through the fabric and back in a cycle. If you continue to force the needle into course material, it could bend the shaft, needle, or cause a misalignment of the needle pitch and direction. It sounds like the machine is a light duty appliance and you cannot force it to do commercial appliations.

Dec 25, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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My needle shaft stopped moving up and down while doing embroidery.

I've seen some of these machines where the pin that holds the needle bar in place falls out. If the take up lever is going up and down but the needle bar is not, this is probably the case. If the take up lever is not moving either, then you might have a broken timing belt or it has slipped off. You'll need a repair shop to fix it.

Apr 20, 2011 | Brother PE-150V Computerized Sewing...

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As the shaft that holds the needle moves up and down in the sewing process, it hits the plastic top of the serger above the shaft just to the left of the first tension wheel.

Lots of times when a needle strikes the needleplate and breaks, the shaft that holds the needle slips in relationship to the rest of the machine. There's usually a set screw on the needle bar (shaft that holds the needle) of the overlock, that you can loosen, adjust, and then re-tighten. You need to know which way (up or down) to adjust the shaft, and how much. Be extremely careful though!

Overlock machines are tricky. I usually mark where it was, then I move the shaft down 1/8". If that doesn't work I move it up 1/8" from it's original position. If that doesn't fix it then it may be more complicated, and require a trip to the sewing machine shop.

Before you do anything change your needles in case they are bent....Pulling the fabric while you're serging is a sure way to bend the needles and/or break them on the needle plate. Let your machine pull the fabric through, just guide it with your hands. Good luck and I hope this helps!

Jan 31, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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My needle and shaft won't go up and down. I have tried using the hand wheel to move the needle but it still won't move.

hi there
1- losse screw for needle bar and try to move machine by hand if machine realease means needle bar jam and need to change with lower bushing.
2- remove stoper for bobin case and move machine if realase means there isthread on hook and need to remove it and re adjust timming between needle bar and hook again.
ashrf abozid

Nov 10, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Problem with automatic needle threader On Viking Designer 1 serie

Yes, I fix them all the time. You will need very good eye sight as the wire/metal hook is very small. If you get at an angle where you can see how the hook lines up between the metal flaps that hug the needle, the hook will probably be off center. You will need something very flat, but strong. I have use the exact-o-knife blade, in the handle of course, a knife, and a tiny screw driver. The hook has to line up vertically and horizontally. What usually happens is when we thread the needle it did not line up exactly, and putting pressure on the white tab, bends the hook. Bend it back and you are in business. If the threader does not line up horizontally, the needle threader may have slid down the shaft. This take a special tool. I purchased mine at Sears tools. There are 2 screws on the back of the threader. Move the needle to the highest position and after loosening the 2 screws, you can slide the threader up and down on the silver shaft, this is trickier, because the shaft moves up and down and rotates as it gets close to the needle. I use calipers/hemostats to hold the shaft while I line up the hook.
Hope this helps.

Dec 24, 2008 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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When threading my machine the needle is not picking up the bobbin thread. I have a viking huskvarna 205. I have checked the bobbin threading & it is ok, the hook is in place but when the needle is in the...

it is called needle and hook timing
after the needle has been fully down and is starting to come back up the hook for the bobbin carrier should be at or slightly before the eye of the needle
in most machines it is adjustable by loosening of the clamp on the needle shaft and moving the shaft up or down to get the desired position relation of needle to hook
don't turn the machine or that alters the hook position so leave it steady while moving the needle shaft
once the desired timing is achieved re-tension the clamp on the shaft
go google and type in--t workshop manual ( not user ) for your make and model machine manual)in pdf version for your make and model machine and the needle /hook timing and adjustment procedure should be in there

May 02, 2017 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Needle continues to hit plate

Sounds like the needle is not inserted correctly, take it out and make sure it is in the right spot and the right way around, (has Flat on one side)

Aug 18, 2006 | Bernina Artista 180

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