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My machins slows to a stop

I have a Singer 6038C and it has always had issues. The main problem is this: When sewing, it sews quite slowly to start, then slows to a stop. The motor sounds like it's running out of gas, so to speak.

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  • Queenie13 Aug 03, 2008

    Is there ANYONE who can help with this, my machine same Model does the exact same thing, please help!!

  • Queenie13 Aug 03, 2008

    ANYONE at all have any suggestions for this? I have the same model and it does the same thing. Please help!!

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    Mine has the exact problem.

  • sabrinamarie Mar 10, 2009

    It sounds like it is grinding as the wheels are turning in the motor or something. like it needs oil but when oiled it still sounds very loud and runs very sluggishly like the motor is going to die out. has no power speed at all.



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We had the slow issue and it was the foot pedal. But, rather than replace the pedal I disassembled it, cleaned it, then found a little adjustable pot (resistor). I used a tiny screwdriver to adjust the pot and the speed increased. I noticed that there is a slot in the bottom of the pedal housing that is for accessing the pot without disassembling the pedal. My wife sewed a dress after the repair and so far it is working as it used to.

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Do not make the same mistake as me I oiled my mother in laws machine and then found out it is an oil less machine and so have had to clean and dry the machine. Beth

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I had the same trouble that you're talking about and it really was just like running out of gas ! I took my machine to a repair shop & "fixed the problem" by getting a diffrent foot pedal. The problem here is , this pedal though it is a singer , went to another model & it makes the most god awful humming noise when at rest. Does anyone know where to get a singer foot pedal Part No.# 362095 ? for a super low price ( ok , how about just a fair or reasonable ?) . this noise is nearly enough to drive me away from my beloved sewing & on many occasions it has! it's not a lack of patience or that I can't take noise (trust me I have 4 children 2 dogs & a husband) it's just the wrong noise ! Anyway , sorry , but the only solution is as far as I know, to get a diffrent pedal (hopefully the one mentioned above for best results)

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