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The motor makes a whirring noise but the needle isn't going up and down as fast as it should. It does a few stitches slowly, then pauses, then I have to get it going again, etc. But all the time the motor is making a noise as if it's trying to get the needle moving, but can't.

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  • hkgingrich Sep 14, 2010

    Is there anything I can do about this myself at home, or will it take a repairman to do it? About how much will it cost?

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Hi,
This is because the belt connecting the motor and the sewing machine might go lose which makes it to slip.So please change the belt and it will be fine.
Thank You

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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It sounds like the drive belt is slipping.

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