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After depressing the pedal, my White 1077 Jeans Machine will not raise and lower the needle, though I hear something spinning inside. I can hand crank it, but it has a lot of resistance. This problem occurred after using it for hours sewing with free motion.

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If this model has an engage/disengage feature for the feed dogs, did you engage them before regular sewing?

After 8 - 10 hours of sewing, the needle should be replaced with a new one.

Are you stitching a heavy fabric? A machine will sometimes stall if the fabric is too thick.

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What is a never used white jeans machine model 1077 worth?

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The needle moves up and down and the presser foot is lowered (and attached properly) but the fabric is not being pulled through.

Yes, there definitely could be something wrong, but there are some things you should check. Most machines are capable of raising and lowering the feed dogs; yours might be fully or partially lowered, so that while it moves, it's not far enough up to the surface to move the fabric. Using the lever or dial, LOWER it all the way, then RAISE it all the way, but you're not finished. It will still not raise until you turn the hand wheel TOWARDS you (ALWAYS towards you on every machine) at least one and possibly two revolutions. You'll then SEE and most likely HEAR it click up. I know someone who got a steal on a Brother marked defective because the feed dogs wouldn't raise, so she brought it home, turned the hand wheel two revolutions, and viola! The feed dogs raised!

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The lower thread does not bring up , so that the uper thread does not come in contact with the lower thread .I hear unusaul noise while sewing.All these happend when I tried to sew a jeans .i used a thread...

As a general rule, domestic machines don't like buttonhole twist, that heavy yellow thread you see on the RTW jeans. Sometimes you can put it through the bobbin but use a regular weight thread on top but this means sewing upside down as you'll want the yellow on top. And lots of machines dont like different weight thread top and bottom so it just makes for awful stitching anyway.

Best solution to top stitch jeans is use a regular weight thread, large size jeans needle but thread up two spools of thread on the top with both threads going through the same needle eye. It still may not solve the problem though.

To your machine, firstly change the needle as it may be bent. Then unthread the machine and manually turn the flywheel through a stitch cycle and listen carefully, if you still hear a noise as the needle touches the rotary hook, you've knocked the timing out. Service man visit time.

Probably if you check the manual, it will say 50 weight thread, and you'll need to stick with that in the future.

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I have an old Pfaff 90 Sewing Machine, largely mechanical. However, I seem to have run into an electrical problem. I was just sewing and pressed down the foot pedal and when I raised my foot, the needle...

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The thread bunches up underneath the fabric and then the machine stops after about 3/4 " of running. IM sure there is a simple solution, but I dont know what.

Refer to the maintenance section of your manual for cleaning the machine.

Always thread a sewing machine with the presser foot up.

Check the needle to be sure the flat side of the needle shaft faces the back of the machine.

Check the bobbin to be sure the thread is feeding in the correct direction and though the proper guides.

Using the handwheel, lower the threaded needle, holding onto the the end of the thread and then raise to pull up the bobbin thread.

Take both threads under the presser foot and to the back of the sewing machine.

Place the fabric under the presser foot and while holding onto both threads, lower the needle into the fabric by turning the handwheel by hand and create one stitch.

Let go of the threads and press on the power pedal.

If this does not resolve the issue, the machine may need the timing adjusted and this needs to be done in a shop by an authorized Singer tech.

If the machine is new, the warranty may cover the adjustment.

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It seems that the needle is not coordinated with the bobbin because there is no stitch.

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Hold onto the thread tail at the needle and (by hand and not with the power pedal) turn the handwheel to lower and raise the bobbin thread.

Take both thread tails under the presser foot and toward the back of the machine before you begin to sew.

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