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Handwheel spring? I pressed on the inner part of the handwheel to disengage the needle, and a "W" shaped spring popped out.  Does anyone know how to get the handwheel apart so I can put the spring back in?  There are no obvious screws anywhere, even after taking the top and side panels off to expose the inner workings. Thanks!

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SOURCE: clutch actuating spring fell out of handwheel

There is a manual and some helps here.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Handwheel doesn't move needle

Sounds like the connection between the handwheel and the needle as disconnected (needle bar). It appears from the picture that this is a version of a mass-market product geared for kids/very light duty sewing.

If so, you may be able to reconnect this by removing the side-cover or top-cover of the machine (if removable). The problem is going to be re-timing the needle with the hook/bobbin assembly.

If you are unable to reconnect or get the timing correct, a good local machine dealer/repair tech should be able to take care of it for you. Unfortunately, the cost of having a technician fix may be way more than you want to pay or the machine is worth.

Best of luck with your repair,
Kim & Linnette

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Toyota RS2000-2D

If you or somebody else had used the bobbin retreading function and forgot to disengage the bobbin retreader, the handle will not moved.

This is a simple solution, just disengage the bobbin retreader and it will be OK.

Otherwise it could be a jammed bobbin or any other mechanical part or simple no current is passing thorough the machine.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: janome 5700 handwheel stuck/inside pulley stuck

The error message relates to the motor sensing that it is working unusually hard.........the extra strain will have a physical cause, generally in the hook and bobbin region.......something blocking or slowing things down, so....... 
Remove needleplate and bobbin case. 
You will probably find an accumulation of lint in and around this area, also possibly in the feeddog channels. 
Use a small brush and vacuum with crevice tool to remove the lint and wipe the hookrace with a tissue moistened with methylated (denatured) spirit to remove any dirt deposits. 
Also check that the bobbin case is not damaged on the top surface by needle strikes or on the underside rim by the hook gouging as it spins. 
If damage is present but mild, you can use very fine emery paper to smooth surface, if more severe, replace the bobbin case. Don't forget to change needles regularly too. 
Best of ...... 

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Handwheel on Sewing machine no longer moves needle.

Actually you should have a "set screw" in the hand wheel. The set screw is usally locked down tight to keep the hand wheel from spinning freely. I f you can run the machine slowly and hold the hand wheel in one place but the machine continues running, then you do need to replace the "set screw". If you replace it you will find that you can offset some of the machines vibration by where you lock the wheel down. Trial and error is the only way to achive this adjustment, kind of like balancing the tires on your car.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Locking disk on handwheel won't lock and I can't wind a bobbin

If the stop motion wheel is stuck and you can't free it the best way to do it is to stand at the end of the machine, get something that looks like a chisel or something that has a flat end even a screwdriver, put the end of the screwdriver in a slot on the left hand side of the stop motion and give it a sharp thump down, it worked for me for years, the only problem you may have is if you do not have any slots or grooves to put the screwdriver in.

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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To fix this yourself you need to remove the handwheel screw and cover. Warning: the mechanism may explode and only an experienced technician can help you put it back together.


1. Remove with a small screwdriver or any small prying instrument the small cover on the middle of the handwheel (it is about the size of a quarter). You will see a silver phillips head screw that is really wide for its size.
2. With a phillips screwdriver remove the screw you see, do not let plastic part underneath move, hold it in so only the screw and washer are removed. (There is a fiber washer underneath that may stick to is or stay behind, remove it with the screw.) It will take a little effort to break it loose and you need to hold onto the handwheel or block the needle bar with something. (remove the needle and place a piece of wood or a book or anything that is about 1" tall under the needle bar and turn the handwheel in the sewing direction until motion stops).
3. Tricky part: You have now removed the screw and washer and hopefully nothing else has come out or sprung across the room. Gengly pull the entire handwheel assembly away from the machine only a fraction of an inch. Pull on the outer part of the handwheel NOT! the inner part (see above re: springs landing on the other side of the room). You are looking at the upper shaft in the center of the assembly, apply a couple of drops of oil to the interface between the plastic handwheel and the shaft (tri-flow is best, but any light weight oil will do, even WD40 if you can stand the smell).
4. Reset the assembly and install the screw/washer/cover.
5. You may still need to block the needle bar and run the machine to work in the oil.

Notes: If you have not have your machine serviced in awhile this may be red flag telling you that it is time. I have worked on Pfaffs for 10 yrs. they are awsome machines but need a little tlc now and then to perform to maximum

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