My serger machine won't run ,i was working with it and all the sudden it stopped like it had stucked on some thing.
the motor just makes a little bit of noise when i step on the paddle and then it won't run
Check the needles and make sure the looper isn't stuck between the needles causing them to bind. Open the front cover and look at all the usual moving parts, Try to operate the unit by hand and carefully look at them to see if something is binding. If you have a digital camera take a picture of this area and post it if possible.
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I am guessing that you do hear the motor running... Not a Juki serger expert but...
Here are 3 things that you can check:
1. I have an ancient mammylok and a more modern semi-industrial singer and both have a housing on the side around the flywheel that can be unscrewed and removed so you can check the belt to see if it snapped, slipped or has just plain loosened. Inside my ancient serger, there are bolts that hold the wheel (which is connected to the flywheel by the belt) turned by the motor which can be loosened and pulled further out to adjust for a loosened belt.
2. On the base of every serger, there is a plate, if you turn it over, which will allow access to the internal mechanism of the machine for a more deep oiling and cleaning, so you can take a look to see how it looks in there.
3. My Bernina 830 Record (yes it is a sewing machine but hear me out), just stopped working one day, I thought it was the foot control, so ordered a new one. It arrived and still no motor...so off came the casing for the motor...I checked connections and made sure all were where they were supposed to be, put it back together and was dreading now having to order a motor, tried the motor again and it suddenly worked. I now have a spare foot control.
I love/hate my serger! Is thread stuck anywhere below? Bent needles? Are the needles in correctly and tightly? Is the machine greased? Unthread it, rethread. After all of this, it should work. Good luck. My simple old singer didn't do this but it wore out and the Viking is temperamental!
the best thing to do is take the machine in to have it checked. sergers are nice & very useful, I have a babylock serger with the jet-air looper threading systerm, and I use it alot when making clothes. I even used my serger to serge the ends of fabric that I haven't used yet so the ends won't fray.
there is something wrong with the machine, the feed dogs are what move the fabric, it could be many different thing, the motor, some part is worn or loose or broken, power cord, it needs to be serviced
Hi, On most of these newer machines they have a clutch that you engage to fill the bobins.
Please make sure that the clutch is disengaged for normal use. If this is all OK see that belt
is attached on motor.