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I have only used it 3 times and when I went to use it again. it was froze up Nothing will run. If I try to turn the wheel with my hand it still will not turn.

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Are you sure that there is no thread caught in the bobbin shuttle? Threaded right? Plug completely inserted? If yes, call Singer at 1-800-4singer

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Brother sewing maching


On the hand wheel there is the lock that is used to stop and start the needle from being used. This is necessary for refilling the bobbin with thread. If the hand wheel doesn't make the needle work then you will need to do some minor adjustment.
1. On the hand wheel find a small screw and loosen it until it is just about ready to remove.
2. Now tighten the hand wheel.
3. Tighten the small screw again.
It should be ready to use now.

Aug 31, 2016 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Hand wheel will only turn a quarter turn and needle barely moves even though smaller hand wheel is tight.


If this is an older mechanical machine (ie, NOT computerized), sounds like it has not been cleaned and oiled in quite some time and the old oil has solidified. DO THIS ONLY IF IT IS A MECHANICAL MACHINE! Consult your owner's manual, get some good quality sewing machine oil (not your grandmother's oil tin, 3-in-1 oil, WD-40, or cooking oil). Start with 1-2 drops of oil each place as directed by the manual. Gently hand-rotate the wheel (do not try to run the motor until the internal mechanics of the machine are moving freely!). To speed things up, direct heated air from a handheld hairdryer into the interior mechanism. You may need to repeat the process every day for a few days before things loosen.

The machine should be oiled every 8 hours of constant sewing, every time a new bobbin is installed, before its use after it has not been used recently, or at least every 6 months if it is in storage.

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Sep 16, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Needle wont pick up bobbin thread


START WITH: SHARP NEEDLE (NEW), GOOD THREAD (NOT FUZZY-LONG STRANDS), ADJUST TENSION OF BOBBIN AND TOP.
1. Check the bobbin area and make sure the hook(pointed thing) and bobbin are all secure.
2. After you have adjusted the tension and reinstalled the bobbin: Extend three inches of thread from the bobbin.
3. After threading the top place the thread under the pressure foot and hold on to the thread. Turn the hand wheel towards you.
4. The needle has went under the throat plate (feed dogs plate) and begins to rise. You should feel the thread get caught and give a little resistance while you continue to turn the hand wheel.
5. The bobbin thread should come up with the needle thread.
6. If this hasn't taken place check to make sure the needle is inserted the right direction and totally pushed in. Retry again.
7. Look at your bobbin while turning the hand wheel. The needle thread should ride across the bobbin case and exit to the top of the machine again.
8. If these have not worked you will need to have your machine timed or the hook replaced.
ATTACHED IS A GUIDE FOR SETTING THE TENSION.
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Clutch wheel is very tight and can't be turned by hand . motor runs but needle won't go up and down.,I sewed about 24 seams each 4 ft long


The center lock is sometimes very tight. You will have to hold the hand crank while you loosen the center. To force it is sometimes necessary.

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Mar 04, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Sewing machine wheel won't turn, motor whirrs


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.

Sep 06, 2012 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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The machine froze as I was using it. The wheel cannot be turned and the needle will not move. It is like the motor froze on it. Can it be reset?


You might try other solutions; however, this works for me:

The needle is bent or stuck.
1. Loosen the needle thumb screw
2. If the needle is stuck then that was the problem, the turn wheel should work ok.
3. The bobbin may be damaged as well.

If this doesn't work, then I'm afraid you will have to "force" the wheel. It is not the motor.

Does the motor make a noise like it is trying to work?

Hope this helps!








Sep 03, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Needle wont go up and down.


well,it seem that your upper camshaft was stuck due to several factor on mechanical linkages and maybe on gears.You have to isolate the checking since you have clean lower bobbins free from dirt and thread/fabrics chips.If there an opening on top of machine open it to check some mechanical destorsion or breakage.Check some broken gears inside.If nothing try to open also at the bottom of machine cover and there are also belt and gears connected to the motors and bobbins shuttle holder if so oil all shafting oil port,oil port bushing specially on bushing near hand wheel there is port for oil,
check also motor assembly of machine,you can disconnect belt from motor release the bolt holding motor adjust to lower tension belt and release the belt.Take some tools such as monkey pliers or small pipe wrench that can hold hand wheel just crack in order to move suddenly after oiling for several hours sometime bushing and shafting rushes emerged or if you have anti rush spray put in on.After cracking and you can move a little crack only by your hand several time lleft and right until all linkages free from rush.If you can move all parts and hand wheel rotate freely.Check also motor by rotating the small pulley conncted to motor if free to move.if ok put back and reassembly all parts disconnected.try to move again by hand if free to move after all asssembly.Run machine using foot pedal.

Mar 14, 2009 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Singer Stylist 834


It needs a good cleaning of lint, thread etc. take your bobbin case out and make sure that there is nothing in there. DO NOT TURN YOUR HAND WHEEL BACKWARDS! It will mess up your timing. If you cannot free it up take it for service

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