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Hand wheel very hard to turn. Sews very slow.

I have a Singer 9410.  It has been a great machine.  I bought it about 20 years ago.  I just got it out again and have been sewing on it.  All of a sudden it sews very slow and the hand wheel is very hard to turn.  Do I need to have it oiled and/or cleaned?  Where do I oil it?  I called a shop and they said it should be in your manual.  It tells how to clean it it the manual, but not where to oil it.

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  • joy89139 Oct 30, 2007

    I cleaned out the bobbin case, oiled all the parts.  Now the needle is making a hard popping sound when I turn the hand wheel when the needle goes up.  What is wrong?



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Posted on Aug 15, 2008



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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)

Posted on Sep 23, 2008



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i have this machine and would be glad to answer any questions for you


Posted on Jan 07, 2009


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On most sewing machines there is a little lever that controls the direction that the fabric is drawn through the machine. The lever on yours must be in the 'reverse' position.

reach around the back of the head and see if it back there.

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Remove the plastic pin holding the bobbin (thread source) - careful to not lose the spring.

You may need a pair of pliers to get it loose the first time.

Press down on the edge of the bobbin so the pliers can grip the pin - lay a piece of material over the pin so the plies do not gouge the plastic - twist and pull.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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