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The balance wheel moves loosely and will not raise or lower the needle on the sewing machine

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Could be an issue with the belt either slipping or broken.

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Contact a repair service locally

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My sewing machine is a Janome Magnolia 7330. The hand wheel will not manually turn backwards to raise or lower the needle. When sewing, the bobbin stitches are loose and looped.


I would find a local sewing machine sales and repair shop near you. You will need to have them look into this, it may be a timing issue or a broken or damaged part.

Feb 16, 2017 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Singer stylist 533 timing


1st time feed dogs to raise and lower in time with the needle bar going up and down. Fit needle and slowly turn balance wheel towards you until needle is at lowest point, note where hook point is. Turn balance wheel towards you very slowly and stop when needle has risen about 3/16" from it lowest point. The hook should be immediately behind the needle and slightly above the eye.

Feb 13, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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The needle moves up and down and the presser foot is lowered (and attached properly) but the fabric is not being pulled through.


Yes, there definitely could be something wrong, but there are some things you should check. Most machines are capable of raising and lowering the feed dogs; yours might be fully or partially lowered, so that while it moves, it's not far enough up to the surface to move the fabric. Using the lever or dial, LOWER it all the way, then RAISE it all the way, but you're not finished. It will still not raise until you turn the hand wheel TOWARDS you (ALWAYS towards you on every machine) at least one and possibly two revolutions. You'll then SEE and most likely HEAR it click up. I know someone who got a steal on a Brother marked defective because the feed dogs wouldn't raise, so she brought it home, turned the hand wheel two revolutions, and viola! The feed dogs raised!

Dec 03, 2013 | Singer 5050 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Feed dogs won't move


No info on the sewing machine make or model. It sounds like something is binding up, is bent, or is tangled in the machine. Look around the front and back of the sewing area for a switch to lower the feed dogs.

Good luck

Oct 05, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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My fabric wasn't moving so I lowered the feed dogs and now I cannot raise them. The button in the back of the machine moves both ways but the feed dogs are not moving. They are staying in the down...


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Turn off the power. Remove the accessory compartment located in front of the machine, if applicable.

Open the hook cover that shields the bobbin area. Please note that you do not need to remove the bobbin case.

Locate the drop feed lever near the bobbin case. Some machines have the lever towards the back of the free arm. Press down on the lever and then move it to the next notch or position. The raised metal feed dogs should be visible through the openings on the needle plate. You may need to rotate the big balance wheel one rotation to engage the mechanism on some machine models. The metal teeth will then spring up.

Close the hook cover. Insert the accessory compartment, if applicable.

Turn on the power. Try test stitching a piece of fabric. The raised feed dogs should help guide the fabric under the presser foot.

Jul 12, 2011 | Janome 4623 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I cant get the needle to catch the bobbin thread. I just received the machine, i might not be doing it write? any suggestions


This has to be done by hand.
Raise the presser foot, then thread all the way down to the needle. Put in the full bobbin with thread end loose and visible. Hold the end of the thread in the needle with one hand and carefully turn the wheel so that the needle lowers and lifts the bobbin thread. Place both threads behind the presser foot. Now you can sew.

Jan 24, 2011 | Brother XL3750 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do I thread this machine


Threading the Machine
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Raise the thread take-up lever to the highest point by turning the balance wheel towards you. (Large round wheel on your right of the machine.)
Raise presser foot with presser foot lifter and pass the thread in the order from
[1] to [8]
[1] Pass the thread through the top cover thread guide.
[2] Draw the thread around the thread guide and down into the tension.
[3] Then down around the check spring holder.
[4] Firmly draw the thread from left to right over the take-up lever and down into the take-up lever eye.
[5][6] Then down through the lower thread guides.
[7] Slide the thread behind the needle bar thread guide on the left.
[8] Thread the needle from front to back.

Sep 06, 2010 | New Home L-372 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Set the timing


take off the bottom cover by removing 4 20 trox screws and 2 or 4 small phillips screws, the bottom part of the hook has two allen screws on it that can come loose causing you to lose timing, lower the needle all the way and then raise it a little bit putting the tip of the hook just above the eye of the needle and then tighten the allen screws and add some lock tight

Jun 16, 2009 | Brother PE-150V Computerized Sewing...

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