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Display doesn't work

The display on my sewing machine doesn't display anything. It lights up but there is no information on it. This happened to me one other time. After a week or so it came back on and worked again. I bought the machine two years ago. Do you have any ideas?

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  • lisa76wis Jul 30, 2008

    No, there is no dial for the display.

  • Bonnie  Spialek
    Bonnie Spialek May 11, 2010

    Is there a dial that dims the display?

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Hi Lisa,

I don't really know WHITE sewing machines but I can tell you that it might be a loose connection at the inverter. Te reason I say it may be loose is, you said it comes and goes. The vibration that sewing creates might be cause it to loosen up. It sounds like a simple fix but it might take a trained service tech to find the source.

Bonnie

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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