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My machine locked up

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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    My Pfaff Sewing Machine has frozen up. I can't get the wheel to move forward or backwards. When I try to sew, the motor works but I can't get my needle to move.

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    I have the same problem with my Pfaff vaimatic 6091. Did anyone solve the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Even though hand wheel does not turn manually...the machine sews if I use the foot feed. Will I damage my machine if I continue to sew?



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Have you ever oiled it?

Posted on Jan 09, 2008


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Check www.partstore.com they might be able to help you with manual.but you need to change the motor ot you machine and it will work.good luck

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