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What the is wheel that you manually turn on the right hand side of the machine called? I need to order a new cover for mine, but I'm not sure what to call it. Thank you

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Can the machine be manually used?

What do you mean? Are you asking if you can just turn the hand-wheel for each stitch? (That's the wheel on the right side of the machine.) Sure, you can do that, but you'll get very tired and won't get very far.

I suspect you mean something else, though, so please if I'm not understanding your question do try again.

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I just got my Juki 1541 DNU walking foot machine. The light comes on, like the machine is on, but when I push the presser foot nothing happens.

juki-1541-detail-pupyr0ualaj20obfvyre1rzh-1-0.jpg Both the motor and the light work off the switch box separately USUALLY.
1. Look under your machine to see where the cord to the light is coming from. If the light cord is coming directly from the switch and the light is on, we can check that off our problems.
2. Now we need to see why the machine isn't moving. If you have a fairly new machine, it probably has a Servo motor which doesn't really make any noise when it runs. If you have an older larger motor, you may be able to hear the motor run when you turn it on. One way or the other, you still need to make sure if the belt is on both the motor and the hand wheel. Using a flash light or other bright light, follow the path under the machine of the black belt for your machine. It should go around a pulley on the right side of the motor and go up through the table and around the hand wheel on the right side of the machine. Because of the belt cover that is on your machine to keep us from getting things caught in the belt, it is almost impossible to see from up above. There is also a cover on the end of the motor sometimes and its hard to see in it.
3. If your belt does connect the motor and the sewing machine head as it should, press on the foot pedal while it is plugged in and turned on. If the motor pulley turns but the machine doesn't, your problem is in the machine. If the motor pulley doesn't turn, your motor is probably bad. If the motor turns, and the machine doesn't, try to turn the handwheel on the machine and see if it is jammed with thread or something else.
Once you isolate the problem, post again and we'll go to the next step. :)

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sounds like it jumped time . take it to a repair shop .

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In sewing mode the motor turns but needle does not move. I have checked bobbin & upper thread - any help?

1. Try to turn the hand wheel. Does the needle move?
2. Make sure the center wheel on the hand crank is tight.
Try the hand wheel now. If you still don't have luck try this.
3. Loosen the center wheel on the hand wheel. There is a small screw on the center wheel on the front or side. Loosen it until it almost comes out.
4. Now tighten the center wheel. (clockwise) Does the needle move if you move the hand wheel? If it does you can tighten the small screw.
5. If this doesn't do the job you will have to take the cover to the motor off. The motor has a bolt to loosen. As you loosen the bolt you can move the motor until it tightens the belt and makes it aligned as well. Run the motor slowly with the foot pedal and adjust the motor until it operates at it's highest speed. Now tighten. Replace all covers.
6. The belt is sometimes in need of replacing but not usual. You will know when you take the panel off.

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Singer 2263 instruction manual does not show where to lubricate or how to adjust the hook which keep jamming

First make sure that the needle is fully up. Then you need to open the hinged front cover and unscrew the needle plate screws. Remove the bobbin. Brush out any lint now. Remove the bobbin case. Then snap the hook retaining arms outwards. Remove the hook cover and hook. Put no more than 2 drops of sewing machine oil on the the case (center right hand side). Then turn the hand wheel until the hook race is in the left position. Replace the hook and then the hook cover. Snap the hook retaining arms back into position. Replace the bobbin case and bobbin. Then replace the stitch plate.

Test the machine on a piece of waste fabric. If the hook keeps jamming, take the machine in for maintenance. The parts that may need to be replaced are the race or the shuttle hook. However without seeing the unit I do not know if there is not another problem. Some parts for the 2263 are available here: .

Singer has a second manual available with the oiling instructions for the 2263 here: . See the diagrams on this page for where things line up. The rest of the instruction manual is also online here: .

I hope this helps.

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How do I thread the bobbin in a kenmore 17628

you shoul check your manual.

If you don't have one,
I'am not sure what this machine looks like,

On the top part of the machine, put your thread on the thread spool,(on the right) the thread should be brought over to the left side and wraped around a small button looking piece. then brought back towards the spool of thread, bring the thread through a small hole in the bobbin, pul 2-3inch out, place the bobbin on the small metal bobbin holder and push to the right,

make sure pressure foot is up. you will need to loosen the hand wheel, hold the hand wheel with the left and and with the right hand turn the center circle back to it loosend (counter clockwise)

make sure the bobbin wind evenly

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