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My sewing machine is totally jamed up... the wheel wont even move

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Were you able to get your machine working? I am having the same problem only I have a headache to go with it as I borrowed the sewing machine. Please email me back.

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    I have looked at the manual. I did not have a problem with the bobbin or thread matting up. It is the gear that is seized and I cannot even turn the knob. I have cleaned and oiled the machine.


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First off get out your sewing machine manual.

Remove the needle & if its the same one that got jammed - throw it away.
Remove your bobbin.
Remove the thread from the machine.
**** Turn off the machine.****

Following the instruction manual, unscrew & remove the throat plate (needle plate) from the machine.
Using the brush supplied or a clean paintbrush, remove all the lint from the machine. You have a front loading bobbin in your machine so also clean out this area.
Using a bit of the suction from the vacuum cleaner wouldnt hurt either.

Make sure that all fabric & thread from the fabric jam is removed.
It is more than likely that your needle was blunt or broken & the needle has actually pushed the fabric etc into the hole in the throat plate.

Once all that is done then put the throat plate back in, rethread your machine & reinsert the bobbin following the directions in your manual.

If after all that you still have a problem I would take your machine to a repair place & get them to look at it.""

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