The same thing happend to me with an older model (Singer XL 10). I have been sewing a decorating stitch and the machine stopped suddenly. Now I am not able to turn the hand wheel anymore like I should (I can move it a little bit, but the needle does not move up and down and the wheel is getting stuck). When I try to use the pedal the motor makes a horrible noise and stops. The needle is not moving up and down.
Is there a solution for that problem? I moved from Europe to Australia and have not used my machine since. Today is the first day, I was cleaning and oiling it and it first sewed perfectly. In case that there would be thread stuck somewhere, how could I possibly clean that? I already took off the plastic from the head, but I can not see where the problem is.
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You can't--something is stopping the wheel from turning, and until you find out what is stopping it, your machine will be locked up. Take a look below the bobbin case, and you'll see a ***** holding a little door. It allows you to clean and see on the other side of the bobbin basket. Chances are, there's something like a broken off needle stopping the gear that turns the hook. It can also be caused by threads wrapped around the tension disks, or around the inside of the hand wheel itself. The hand wheel can be removed by removing the cap in the center--it is hiding a ***** that holds the wheel.
Try to find the exact spot on the wheel to make the needle stop. Try different spots to get the one that does not move. You may need a service. You could also remove the thread until you are ready. The needle would go up and down but without thread will not cause havoc.
:) welcome to the world of industrial machines. The good news is they are typically simple machines.
It is a good habit to take a few minutes to clean and oil your machine before you start sewing. Look for the oil points and give it one drop of quality sewing machine oil in each port.
Now let's try to determine why the hand wheel isn't turning. Loosen and remove the belt from the large reducer wheel under the table to the sewing machine. Try to turn the hand wheel. If it does turn.... Good! If it doesn't turn... we know the problem is in the the machine head and not the wheels below.
Make sure there is no bobbin thread or upper thread. Try to turn the hand wheel again. Anything?
Look carefully at the machine... is the take up lever bent? (personally had this happen with friends helped me move a big machine like this.)
Keep working this way... inspecting the machine until you find the problem. Good luck
So it sounds like the motor is working but nothing happens? And the hand wheel works ok by hand but nothing when the motor is engaged.
You've broken a belt. I'm not familiar with the 930, but if it has an internal motor... take it in to have it done. It's way too easy to knock these out of time. Spend the extra cash and have it cleaned lubed and adjusted too.
I agree with sylviaivie about find another repairman, they are suppose to guarantee the work they do. when the upper shaft is replaced & then the machine is retimed the machine should work just fine. but just don't take it back to that man to be repaired here is a tip if it happens again,, always try to cut the top thread first, & turn the machine up on it's back to access the bottom cover take the cover off the bottom to get access to the bobbin thread where you can cut the bobbin thread then you should be able to get the needle out without breaking it & damaging the upper shaft, replace the needle & make sure that the thread is good quality & not knotty, clean out the bobbin area of lint or thread always change the needle on the embroidery machine every project make sure the bobbin area is kept clean of lint or thread clean under the needle plate at least once a week for lint if you embroidery everyday or just often
The BELT was OFF. I guess it did that during shipment to me. So my husband just put it back on. THAT SIMPLE. It just kept making a motor trying to run sound and my husband took the left top cover off and seen it was only the belt. I was SO excited. It saved me a service call.