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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
These machines are known to freeze up in the needle bar crank, even when only a couple of hours old. If it is less than a year old, a Brother certified service center will fix it under warranty.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
SOURCE: Needle position wheel is stuck
Remove the top cover. Note where the shaft of the the needle position wheel enters a metal casting under the wheel. Old oil deposits gum up the shaft. Heating this area with a hair dryer usually frees up the shaft. Be careful you don't use too much heat that would melt the plastic wheel. Lubricate the shaft with tri-flow and work it in by turning the wheel while it is warm. If it sticks again after it cools, repeat the process. It may take several hours or days for the tri-flow to penetrate and free the wheel up.
Advice provided by the amazing Ray White at whitesewingcenter.com
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
On these machines, the shaft UNDER the centering wheel fits into a bushing, and this is what normally rotates. The wheel is fixed to the shaft. Penetrating oil needs to be placed UNDER the centering wheel but above the bushing. We solved this problem on two machines by saturating dental floss (the kind used to clean braces) with penetrating oil. Insert the floss UNDER the plastic wheel around the shaft, with the two ends sticking out the slot for the centering wheel. Then cycle the floss in and out of the area around the shaft. Let it soak and repeat. It takes some time, but it worked, and did not require disassembly of the machine. Greased Lightning also was used. Kithen grippers help with rotating the wheel.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
I suggest having a professional look at it, if you don't have one near by. You can try to fix it yourself, but if release the gears the machine willl most likely get out of time and not sew properly.
How to release gears on each gear are 2 set screw, usually a hex head. just turn it counter clockwise and it will release.
But remember the machine will have to be timed, which is a bit to difficult to explain over text chat.
Posted on Apr 02, 2011
Testimonial: "Thanks for the suggestion. I took it in for service today because I don't want to ruin the machine. This is the second time the gears have locked up, "
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