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    My sewing machine not working

    I don't know what is wrong with my sewing machine the upper thread is jaming up in the bobbin case. I have been looking at youtub to try and fingure it out. Do you think maybe I need a new bobbin case?

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    Re: My sewing machine not working

    In cases where I can't find a quick fix, I always take the top thread and bobbin out, clean up fuzzies I can see, then start from scratch threading the machine and winding a new bobbin. Most times that's all it needed.

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      #3
      Re: My sewing machine not working

      Try taking your bobbin holder out completely and cleaning the race. There may be a big pile up of lint and fluff that you can't see. It can cause all sorts of problems if it is that.
      I'm not a complete idiot.....some pieces are missing!
      Lorraine

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        #4
        Re: My sewing machine not working

        when you clean out the bobbin case get a childs paint brush, long and skinny, and get down in all the crevices. Then like suggested above rethread everything from the start.
        Dolores :lol::icon_heh:

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          #5
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          It could also be that the timing has been knocked out of sequence ..
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            #6
            Re: My sewing machine not working

            I had the exact same thing happen to my machine. I did the cleaning thing, changed the needle, put a newly wound bobbin, and rethreaded. Still had the same problem. I had to take it in, and it took them five weeks to fix because of their workload. Good luck on yours!
            Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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              #7
              Re: My sewing machine not working

              I sure wish the manufacturers would put a little door at the bottom under the needle area to make it easier to see and remove lint. It is difficult to find it all looking into the bobbin area. I guess they don't so the mechanics will have something to do.

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                #8
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                Originally posted by countrywench View Post
                It could also be that the timing has been knocked out of sequence ..
                I have no idea what was wrong with mine, but I bet it was the timing. I did not pay for new parts, so nothing was broken.
                Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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                  #9
                  Re: My sewing machine not working

                  Originally posted by Claire Hallman View Post
                  I sure wish the manufacturers would put a little door at the bottom under the needle area to make it easier to see and remove lint. It is difficult to find it all looking into the bobbin area. I guess they don't so the mechanics will have something to do.
                  Agree! I'm sure you are right
                  Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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                    #10
                    Re: My sewing machine not working

                    Thanks for all your help I have cleaned and re- did the upper and lower threads with no luck.

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                      #11
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                      Did you take off your throat plate so you could get all down under there? If you haven't, try that...it could just be a bunch of lint that you can't see unless you take that off.
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                        #12
                        Re: My sewing machine not working

                        I had a similar problem, and when I took the throat plate off found a gigantic dust bunny. That solved my problem.
                        Last edited by PeggyM; February 28, 2014, 02:58 PM.
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                          #13
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                          My bobbin case had a burr in it from a needle hitting it. It was plastic. We filed it is smooth and that worked for a while but ended up replacing it.

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                            #14
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                            Oh, that's a shame. So sorry I couldn't help.
                            I'm not a complete idiot.....some pieces are missing!
                            Lorraine

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                              #15
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                              I keep at my sewing desk an inexpensive set of cosmetic brushes.
                              Boy do those things find lint and furballs. (and I don't have a cat)
                              Sometimes I wake up Grumpy!
                              Other times I just let HIM sleep.

                              Lynn

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