My Janome sewing machine is less than 4 years old. It has frozen up on me. I don't even get the motor to budge, by hand or by pressing my foot on the peddle.
I was in the process of a sandscarf sewing project for the folks in the military and the needle stopped in place. I wasn't able to continue.
Can anyone help? Finding a sewing machine repair service locally is proving to be a problem. I need my machine to work.
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I cannot find anything about "American Standard Sewing Machines" in a google search. Thoughts: sounds like your gears are frozen. I would take it to a different repair shop. Try to find an older person to repair it. Never under estimate the old guys.
Does it have a stitch length dial which ranges from 4 down to 0 and then into negative numbers? If so, the negative numbers will be reverse stitches. Some machines have this functionality and its very happy for doing mending or stitching in awkward places to sew backwards without having to hold the reverse button.
However, if yours is only sewing backwards when stitch length is set to 2, 3 or 4, then its probably a drive problem internally. Don't think your machine has a seperate motor for the feed dogs, probably a gear driven shaft in the free arm.
step motor error may mean the embroidery arm is out of position gently push it back home towards the machine and see if this helps. If the mother board is gone, they will not be able to replace it as its so old, but you may be able to get an 8000 or 9000 on ebayso you can still use your discs if you don't want to get a new machine
the motors in ur sewing machine is not runnin because there is no proper rotational motion inside the motor of sewing machine.so one way of rectifyin is replacing the old pair of magnets with new ones..which may prove costly.so if possible my sincere advise is to go in for a new one
Janome Gem are self lubricating. Silicon is embedded in the gears and releases as it runs. If the machine is put away and not run every so often it will lock up. The hand wheel may have thread caught up around it. The Gems aren't assembled to be dissembled except to change the light bulb.