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I have a White Speedy-lock model 234DE that is almost 10 years old and has always worked perfectly. After sewing some heavy fabric now it wont' sew. The threads don't wind around the stitch finger. I have re-threaded several times, and cleaned much lint, even under the presser foot. Nothing seems loose or out of place. Now I am sewing on cotton woven fabric. The best I have done is for it to start to wrap threads around the stitch finger but it only lasts about 5 stitches then the thread on the bottom still loops but doesn't catch with the other threads to make a good stitch. It runs smoothly and cuts fine. (I have never had to replace the blades). It appears that something is not lined up quite right for the parts to loop all threads correctly. I am using 3 threads with the right needle. Next I could try using the left needle maybe. Any other suggestions?? Thanks

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  • paulbarb Oct 03, 2010

    I tried the left needle and still the same problem. I just won't loop around the stitch finger! I guess I will take it in tomorrow and hope to get it back quickly.

  • paulbarb Oct 03, 2010

    Yes, I checked all tension, reread my manual several times, cleaned and oiled it too.

  • paulbarb Oct 03, 2010

    The solution only reinforced what I was hoping I would not have to do: get a service person to look at it. So not helpful. I am on the way to the repair shop.

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Yikes, it does sound like it was knocked out of alignment. You have made sure all tension adjustments are right, correct? Hmmm there is not a whole lot else you can check. I would try that left needle to see if it winds correctly. If it does you know something was knocked off on that right needle. It may need to be professionally serviced at this point, it sounds like you have done all possible simple things that you can check...
Let me know what you find with that left needle and I will continue to research this.
Thanks, Tim

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    Tim Grayson Oct 03, 2010

    You are correct with your first comment there, I am so sorry to hear that you are having these issues! Definitely you are going to want to get it serviced, sorry for the bad news :(.



    Thanks

    Tim

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