Designer 1 stops sewing in the middle of long run of decorative stitch
It worked fine for about 30 minutes, then it stopped and started making a whirring noise. I've been all through the books, cleaned, changed, and rebooted everything, still no sewing, just whirring. If I can't get this fixed I'm going back to Bernina! Any suggestions other than throwing off the pier?
Holly in Florida
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You might be able to clean it and get it to work again. Take it out of the machine and make sure you know where the parts/washers, etc came from. You'll need to clean away any gunk from both ends and use a very fine grit sand paper to clean the armature commutator to a bright shine again. (90%) of the problems you've described are from a dirty commutator.
here's a nicely written tutorial on how do do this.
Ok, this is pretty common. Disengage the machine (as if you were winding a bobbin) run the machine at high speed for 5 minutes. The motor is dirty and this will clean it out. You should hear the pitch of the motor change as the minutes go by.