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I accidentally started sewing with wrong foot and needle hit the plate and broke. Machine won't sew

Once I turn the machine on, nothing works. You hear a winding sound like the motor is running but it won't sew. i tried turning it on and off. Any suggestions? I also cleaned it around the bobbin case, took that apart. I was able to recover the entire needle so something isn't right with the machine. Obviously. HELP!! It is practically new.

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  • suzque734 Jan 10, 2009

    i have this problem how do you see the drive belt. can i fix it?

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My Designer 1 has been converted to a USB drive and after using it very frequently for nearly 12 months it suddenly started behaving erraticly, the screen falshing on and off, onlt part of the screen being visible, starting to sew on its own. The only solution was to return it to the dealer (at first it wouldn't misbehave for him!!) and eventually, after he contacted head-office , he discovered that there there had been similar problem wth other units and he replaced the USB drive. Fingers crossed - it is now working well. Good luck

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This is just a guess since I haven't seen exactly what's happening, but my guess is that the drive belt has come off. You can hear the motor running because the machine is attempting to bring the needle to it's fully up position. Since the machine isn't turning, the motor will run faster and faster until it hits full speed.

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