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The needle will not go up and down - even when you turn the wheel. It appears that something has dislodged when looking in the needle housing assembly area.

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Have you released the clutch for bobbin winding ?? Either pull/push or half turn on the inner handwheel.

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Trying to sew a thick material, it just stopped and now I can't move it up and down . the wheel? doesn't have any effect on the needle in its stopped position. did I burn out the motor?

Sounds like some thing in the drive train to the plunger has broken, if it has a belt drive possibly the belt has broken or become dislodged.

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If you did not get the old needle out, it may be blocking something. That old needle must be removed before you attempt to any further sewing. Try removing the bobbin case from the machine and looking in there to see if you can locate and remove the old needle. Sometimes, I've had to turn the machine sideways or upside down and shake it to dislodge the needle.


Open the bobbin area and hand rotate the handwheel while watching the needle action. If it is hitting, you should see it. If that is the case, the machine may be out of time and need service.

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Turned my Husqvarna Viking 600E sewing machine upside down to dislodge broken needle that fell inside, now it won't turn on. Help

if you still haven't got the machine to turn on, you may have to have it checked, if it has a computer in it, it could have done something to the computer..

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My 503 white superlock has been in storage for a few years, I cleaned and oiled it but it seizes up at about 3/4 turn of wheel then stalls. any ideas?

Sounds like something is jamming inside. Maybe something has come loose in storage. I would turn it upside down to see if anything comes out, even an old broken needle can do damage if left inside.

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How do you remove the housing? Something stuck in there.

I would try removing the foot plate and feed dogs first. that is usually where a knot of thread can disable the machine.

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Cannot turn hand wheel or sew.

Have you checked the bobbin compartment to make sure there isn't a thread-jam there? It can get so tightly snarled that even the handwheel won't turn.

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How do I fix thumping/clunking sound?

make sure your needle is facing the right way, some needles if you look at the front and back you will see a groove side and a flat side sometimes it is hard to tell the difference depending on needle style.. hold it up to light and look at it from the side the difference will be slight but you will see a difference groove should face the back or if your presser foot is out of wack (lol so technical terminology) it could cause needle breaks and noise you can detect damage to the presser foot if this is happening.... only other thing i can suggest is to make sure bobbin is securely snapped into the housing if not it can cause problems with the needle picking up the bobbin

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The needle slows down and I have trouble turning

Under the needle there is a door you of to open. Between the round wheel and the housing, thread has congested. Take that away and probably that was the problem.

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Needle won't move; something stuck/dislodged

Can you remove the bobbin? Sometimes when thread gets bunched up under the lower plate it will force the bobbin out of position. Try taking it out and cleaning any loose thread and lint from the area. Put a couple of drops of oil on the outside of the bobbin case and re-insert it. Make sure you lower the needle and pull the bobbin thread through to the top and back behind the needle before beginning to sew again.
Hope this works!

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