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How do I fix the hand wheel and stop motion knob on a Neechi Model 575fa sewing machine?

Nothing...I have the side off and am looking at the belts...don't see how the hand wheel can be removed...

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Why are you trying to take it apart? What is it doing or not doing?

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SOURCE: Stop Motion Knob

Dear Jim,
I'm sure you have a pair of Channel lock pliers around.Place a fairly thick piece of fabric around the inner knob to keep from scratching it. Grasp it with the pliers while holding the handwheel and turn it to the left. IF you can't hold the wheel to keep it from slipping, place a screwdriver or something else under the needle set screw area, turn the wheel until the set screw is resting against the set screw and then turn the inner knob with the pliers.

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SOURCE: janome mylock 634D overlocker

this very same thing happened to my flat machine turned out to be a piec of material jammed in the workings also wrong oil used or it might be thread jammed try and see

Posted on Jun 16, 2009


Paul Howell

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SOURCE: Hand wheel won't turn

The belts needed for this machine are very specific in size, particularly the small one. The wrong belts will not work.

Look carefully at the bracket that holds the pulley. There are two screws that hold it in place. Loosen them slightly and run the machine and the pulley bracket may move on its own to where it needs to be. If not, you must find the right spot where it is tight enough not to slip and not too tight to bind.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: took stop motion knob off how do the pieces go

You should have a three pronged washer, put that on first anyway round, then put the stop motion wheel on and tighten fineger tight, tighten the small screw that should be on the stop motion wheel and tighten a bit more, if it does not tighten up take the stop motion wheel off and put the three pronged washer in a different position.

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Usually when you pull the clutch knob out it disengages the sewing machine needle shaft. At least, that is how my 2 Kenmore's work. You can always take your machine into Sears sewing department and ask the sewing machine salespeople for help, they are really helpful in my area and more than happy to help you for free. Good luck

Posted on Dec 24, 2010

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The machine has two belts, one from the motor to a transfer pulley and the second from that pulley to the handwheel. You have to loosen the motor mount (one large screw/bolt) to release tension on the transfer pulley which in turn releases tension on the handweel belt. You will have to take the belts off the transfer pulley to slide the handwheel off (assuming you have already removed knob in the center of the handwheel)
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Sorry the needle is not going down,

Needles will not go down for:
1. The lock on the hand wheel isn't locking. Try this
a. Loosen the lock like you're going to wind a bobbin.
b. Loosen screw that is on the side of the lock. (sometimes front)
c. Tighten the lock just like when you're going to sew.
d. Tighten the screw that is on the side of the lock.(sometimes front)
e. Turn hand wheel by hand. Did the needle rise and fall?
2. The drive belt isn't moving the shaft.
a. Remove the top of the sewing machine.
b. You will most likely have to remove the panel on the end where the hand wheel is.
c. Turn your hand wheel to see if the belt is moving the shaft or is it broken?
d. Replace if you need to. (look at wear). Loosen the motor.
e. Make your motor run (foot pedal) slowly. Tighten the belt by pushing on the motor while it is running. When the motor is placed at the right place the motor will be moving with very little drag. (This will need a listening ear)
f. At this point tighten motor and retest for the speed and drag.

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Is the hand wheel properly engaged ? A hand wheel often is used when you wind bobbin. When you wind a bobbin, you want to disengage the clutch to prevent the needle going up/down.

On a lot of machines, either the entire hand wheel will pull out, or a smaller middle dial will pull out. You pull it out to wind the bobbin, push it back in to reengage the clutch so the needle goes up/down again.

So giving it a good push IN might solve this.

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Then hand wheel is secured to the machine in one of two ways. The first is there is a white disk, and if you pop it off there is a screw underneath.

Sounds, though, like yours is a force fit. That is, it is removed by squeezing it together and rocking it from side to side. It would go back on the same way. There is a YouTube video that demonstrates hand wheel removal and replacement for both types of hand wheel, and you can see which you have. Here's the link:

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