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My sewing machine is stuck in reverse. How can I fix it?

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  • lswsc Sep 11, 2010

    I don't know where the spring is that is set to make machine go forward???????

  • lswsc Sep 11, 2010

    Hi,
    Where do I check to see if it is set to sew forward???????

  • lswsc Sep 11, 2010

    OOOOOOOOOO it works now!!!!!!! Took the cover off and oiled it with WD 40 !!!!
    I hadn't used it in a while, it was covered and in my closet, so I think it must have seized up from lack of use. Thanks so much taran-2005 :-) I would highly recommend your help in the future !! I am so tickled. THANKS, LINDA COOPER :-)

  • lswsc Sep 11, 2010

    O YES !!! :-)
    My machine is working fine now, and I can't thank you enough for your quick support! My Guru was Teran_2005, and he is great! If I ever need help again , I will not hesitate to contact
    fixya again. Thanks so much, I am very happy !!!!
    Sincerely,
    Linda Cooper

  • lswsc Sep 11, 2010

    lswsc 56 minutes ago O YES !!! :-) My machine is working fine now, and I can't thank you enough for your quick support! My Guru was Taran_2005, and he is great! If I ever need help again , I will not hesitate to contact fixya again. Thanks so much, I am very happy !!!! Sincerely, Linda Cooper thanks Tarab_2005, you're the best !

  • R.A. Ellis
    R.A. Ellis Mar 02, 2017

    Be very careful using WD-40 on a sewing machine. It tends to turn to thick yellow gunk and will eventually cause your machine to seize. Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube works well, is teflon based, so does not dry out.

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Hi,

1)Check if your machine is set to sew forward.If the spring doesn't appear to be stretched,drop of WD-40 sewing machine oil.

2)The reverse button is attached to the link that moves a lever to make the machine sew in reverse. The lever is spring loaded so it returns to forward sewing when the button is released. Either the spring has come off or there is a bind in the lever(oil it).

3)Some times pieces of thread or cloth gets blocked in it.

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    Natarajan Ramasamy Sep 11, 2010

    Thank you,
    i have to mentioned to WD-4
    hope you remember.. :-)

  • Natarajan Ramasamy
    Natarajan Ramasamy Sep 11, 2010

    I feel so happy to get good comments from you.Thanks for comment

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Hi,

The reverse button is attached to link that moves a lever to make the machine sew in reverse. The lever is spring loaded so it returns to forward sewing when the button is released. Either the spring has come off or there is a bind in the lever(oil it). In order to solve the problem, the covers must be removed.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Viking Husqvarna model 6440 gets stuck in reverse

There are numerous things that can cause this, some very simple, some less so.
1. Fortunatly, the most common one is also the simplest to cure. When you turn the selector (upper left) knob between stitches, one of the things that is happening when you feel the resistance is that it is lifting the followers off the camstack so that it can move to another stitch. When the camstack is normally doing its job, lifting the feed cam follower is what puts the mechanism in reverse. So, while the selector is between stitches, the machine is temporarily in reverse. Also, the dots where the dial is to be placed to change the camstacks is between stitches, so if the dial is on these dots or anywhere else except snapped into a stitch, you will get nothing but reverse.
2. The buttonhole mechanism is stuck in the reverse portion of the buttonhole. Usually if this is the case, the needle position will also be stuck on the left side, and the width control /buttonhole control will not function correctly. Usually you can correct this yourself and I'll explain how in a bit. It is usually caused by lack of use of the buttonhole mechanism.
3. Either the arm that connects the camstack to the stitch length block or the block itself is stuck. Both these parts are spring loadedto bring them in the forward position, so long periods of rest are a contributing factor.
All of these causes except for the first one are because of the mechanism not being exercised frequently enough. These older Vikings do not like to sit still very longYou should fully exercise all the knobs at every sitting.
Ok, try this fix. And this is to free up the mechanisms that are probaby stuck from non use and old oil and grime buildup. Take your seamformer (cam) out of the back. Find a hairdryer and blow some heat in there for awhile. This will soften up any hard oil or grease that may be causing the mechanisms to stick. Then if you can it would be best to have what is called TRI-FLOW oil (the BEST) and spray or drop quite a bit into there covering the mechanisms and let it soak in. You might try a good sewing machine oil soaking or WD-40 in small amounts. Little by little test your knobs, slowly working whatever is stuck lose. Never force the issue. Small amounts of movement little by little will eventually free it up.
Good luck. Hope this helps. If this does not help you may have to take it to a technician and hopefully you won't find out that your take up slide isn't broken which is a major job.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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SOURCE: reverse sewing button stuck HELP!!

MOdel 6430 has the stitch length and buttonhole selector on the same knob. It is the one on the bottom right side of the machine. I believe you may have selected the buttonhole by pulling out on the large round knob. You need to turn the knob back to 0 zero and push in. This should return the machine to normal mode.Adjust your stitch length to 3 and try it. The reverse knob in the center should also stick out so that it becomes operational again.
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Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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SOURCE: reverse only?

Hi,

I too just aquired a husqvarna viking 6030 that was stuck in straight-stitch reverse. No forward, no zig zag, no button hole, no cam stitches. I also suspected a broken spring, since the reverse button was slack and had no resistance. But after inspecting every moving part, I realized it was just stuck from many years of non-use. I finally got it free today! I had used some Tri-Flow oil and applied it sparingly to all moving points (but not belts or motor). I exercised all the buttons and like another poster (either here or elsewhere, not sure) I used my hair dryer to apply heat to the inside of the machine through the cam slot. After you remove the white cover on back of machine that holds the two spool spindles, you will see a formed aluminum part just behind the reverse dial that has a rounded-pointed protrusion which sort of looks like a fat flat head screwdriver. It is supposed to travel in an up-down motion when reverse button is pressed. I used a flat head driver to coax its movement, and once it began moving, I continued with heat and drops of oil. Good luck.

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SOURCE: Janome Excel 5124 reverse lever

If you pull the bottom off the machine (half a dozen screws) there is a cam on the main drive shaft. The cam is probably jammed in the reverse position due to lack of lubrication on the shaft. You can move the cam back manually and it will operate in forward direction. It appears that the shaft needs lubrication.

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In the center of the stitch length knob (at the right side of the machine) is a button. You would push that button in to get the machine to reverse.

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