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Why is my machine squeaking when I sew

I have checked and cleaned the bobbing casing and all clear. Seems to be coming from the main shaft of the machine. I'm thinking maybe it's just overworked! No service engineers where I live so I need to carry out any maintenance myself.

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It need oiling. See instruction manual.

Posted on Jul 14, 2014


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SOURCE: bobbin and shuttle case pop out of machine .

You might need to clean the shuttle assembly.

1. Raise the needle bar to its highest position and remove the bobbin case.

2. Push levers sideways of the shuttle assembly and liftshuttle and shuttle race cove out by the center pin.

3. Clean the shuttle race of any lint or small particles of thread with a small brush.

4. Put a drop of oil on the center pin of the shuttle and on the shuttle race.

to reassemble, hold sjuttle by center pin and it carefull into assembly opposit the shuttle driver. Slip shuttle race cover into place. Snap the levers into position.

Occasionally remove the needle plate and clean feed dog with soft brush.

I hope that helps!

Posted on Sep 03, 2010



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SOURCE: I own a Sears Kenmore machine that began sewing backwards

Make sure that the reverse button isn't stuck inside. if all else fails, go back to sears and have them look at it.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009


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SOURCE: my needle on my brother CS-100 sewing machine

before you do that, make sure that the machine is threaded correctly. often when the needle is threaded from the wrong side, the thread is wrapped around the top wheels incorrectly, or the bobbin is not threaded right, it will cause the needle to get jammed in the bobbin. however, if this does not work, check their hotline and ask the maker what you should do. you can also go to a local sewing machine store and have them take a look at it.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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No problem, go to a Brother repair shop and buy one.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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SOURCE: My Brother pc-420 (Project Runway)

I would call Brother at 1-800-276-8437 and complain that you took it in to their authorized service center and the problem is even worse. I would try for a new machine or them to send you a call tag to fix it themselves. A machine only a year old should not have that kind of problem. Be assertive and not afraid to speak up. You deserve better service.

Posted on Sep 20, 2010

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