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Motor spins, but doesn't sew

I have a singer inspiration 4220. I've been trying to sew some seat cushions with fairly heavy fabric. It was sewing ok, but now it won't sew. The motor spins, but the needle doesn't go up and down. I turned it off and waited, thinking that it was overheated. But then it sewed about 2 inches and quit.

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Oh, mine did that a while. Then, I dropped a needle in it. I turned it upside down and shook. The one I dropped came out, along with another rusty one. I tried it, the needle worked again, but it didn't sew. Now it works, but again, doesn't sew. Try turning it up-sde down with the place where you put in the bottom thread and the other pannel exposed. My model id very, very old. It's an ELNA Transforma.

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  • RickRack69 Oct 30, 2010

    My Kenmore Ultra Stitch 12 is quite old as well. The motor works fine, in fact, I have been using it quite a bit lately, until it all of a sudden sounded like something clicked into place and then it stopped moving.

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