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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Sewing machine, motor runs but does not sew


Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: sewing machine motor will not run after attempting

Overload Viking:
The machine has a built in overload protector, if your needle can’t penetrate, it may stop the machine from working for a few minutes. Just wait it will reset automatically. Then, try a Sharp needle (denim needle is ideal) and be sure to Never Never reverse sew on heavy fabric, your needle will bend and hit the needle plate, use the FIX button for knotting (it really does work).

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: start/stop button is not working.

When you have the embroidery unit connected to the machine, you must have the foot pedal cord disconnected. Then it should work. As for using this machine for normal sewing, yes, it is supposed to do that. Unless you get a lemon like mine. It lost reverse, and only takes long stitches. Hopefully your luck is better than mine with this Disney "thing".

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

SOURCE: kenmore sewing machine mod 1703 motor runs but

By 'The wheel the belt is on' you mean the motor pully? If that is so obviously some oil has some how made way on the pully and the belt. Try to remove the belt and clean both wheels and the belt free of oil. This shd slove the problem.

If it doest then please send a photo of the arrangement showing pully and belt. U didnt mention if the machine is old or new. Did u oil it recently before trouble developed?

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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SOURCE: my machine wont sew the motor is running but the

Sounds like you may a bunch of thread balled up under the throat plate

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

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