Question about Sewing Machines
Common, the motor is tiring. When fabric is too thick, the machine will labor to get thru the fabric. A good appropriate needle, Sharp Needle, will also help out this problem. But as long as you can manually assist, then you are still fine. Regular machine maintenance will prolong life of your machine.
Posted on Apr 11, 2015
If it is an older mechanical machine, the oil may be drying out and the moving components are sticking. This causes your motor to bog down trying to move the components. If you have not cleaned and oiled your machine recently, it might be a good idea to consult your manual and apply some good quality sewing machine oil. If you don't know how or are afraid, then take it to a sewing machine technician.
The other option is your fabric is too heavy for your machine. It may help to use a new sharp needle that will better pierce the fabric.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I used to have an old Bernina that had an inner and outer hand wheel. Loosening the inner wheel disconnected the needle bar from the motor so you could wind the bobbin without running the needle up and down. It sounds to me like your machine has the same feature, but resistance on the needle makes the inner wheel loosen up. I don't know whether wrenching on it as tight as you can would be enough, or whether this is a symptom indicating that there is something loose internally in the connection between the inner and outer wheels. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
The oil and grease in your machine has turned into a very sticky, syrupy mess and needs to be chemically removed . My guess is that even if you were able to get the machine to turn freely it wouldn't zigzag . I really recommend that you take the machine to be professionally serviced again and do not let it sit idle.
Once it is serviced,test it before you bring it home again. These things are kind of tricky sometimes.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
The problem is probably the foot control. The little wires wrapped around the insulator have broken and are shorting against each other or the cord itself has a short. You can purchase an aftermarket foot control at your local shop, this is the cheapest way to try first, if that does not correct the problem replace the cord.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
Can't help you with the manual. I've never found a source for a free one. As for the issue with the hand wheel ... that is usually a sign that your machine needs cleaning and servicing. (typically fluff, lint, threads, not enough oil, etc.)
Posted on Sep 01, 2012
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