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What to Do if Thread Does Not Catch Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
Hello, I'm having problems with my Kenmore. I put the bobbin in according to the directions, but the thread is not catching. There is a part going around, but the bobbin itself is not turning. Any thoughts? Regards, Erin...
Sews Backwards with No Reverse Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
Hi... I just purchased the 2 in 1 mini sewing machine for camping or really quick jobs. The problem is, it sews backwards when I push the on button... giving me no stitches. But when I use the handwheel, I get stitches. Have you ever heard of such a t...
Can I Make the Stitch Larger Category: Industrial Sewing Machine Q's
Hi, I have a 241-12 for upholstery. I need to make the stitch alittle larger. Is this possible and if so how? I have looked at everything. I can't seem to find it. I don't have a manual. Thanks! Joan ...
Making the Stitch a Little Larger Category: Industrial Sewing Machine Q's
Hi, I have a 241-12 for upholstery. I need to make the stitch alittle larger. Is this possible and if so how? I have looked at everything. I can't seem to find it. I don't have a manual. Thanks! Joan...
How to Oil my Machine? Category: Sewing Machine Maintenance
I have Singer sewing machine model 3820. It does not tell me how to oil the machine in the manual. Do you have any information on this that me be helpful. Thank you Carolyn...
Handwheel Is SO Hard to Turn... Category: Repair of Sewing Machine
Could please tell me why my hand wheel is stiff to turn,also gears sound loud. thank you...
Thread From Machine Won't Catch Category: Repair of Sewing Machine
The thread from my my Singer sewing machine bobbin won't "catch" to begin sewing- it doesn't join the needle thread on the first turn. I have inserted it correctly. WHat can I do to try and repair it myself? -- Dede...
Handwheel Won't Turn Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
Hello, My Mother has a Kenmore Sewing machine, my friend gave it to her. I think it was returned to the store. Anyway it looked like it might have been used once and she has had it a month and it has been sewing great until the other day. The hand wheel w...
Needle Won't Move Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
Hello, I just got a old Singer 418. It needed some oil, I oiled it. Now the needle wont move. When you move the small dial it moves, but when I push the peddle it wont. I dont have the money to pay for someone to look at it. Any suggestions? Amy...
Bobbin Winder Won't Wind Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
Hello. Thank you for all the great information on your website! However, I did not see an answer for my particular problem. I have a Singer Model 9020 (tabletop model with no case, cupboard, or stand) that is almost 10 years old, and has often ...
Is a Belt Wearing Out or Something? Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
I have a basic Kenmore sewing machine. I have had it about 5 years, but I sew all the time on it. The last time I tried to sew on it the handwheel was hard to turn. The machine sews fine besides that the handwheel is hard to turn. I oiled and cleaned it,...
When I Wind My Bobbin- Category: Industrial Sewing Machine Q's
When I wind my bobbin, the needle continues to go up and down_----is it a simple bobbin winder rubber ring(which mine is old and cracked) or do I have a clutch problem? all other aspects of this old girl are fine....thank you....jp in ohio...
Viking 500 Handhweel Stuck Category: Repair of Sewing Machine
Hi, my mother has a Viking 500. The handwheel will not turn so the needle will not move. When I look at the bobbin holder it looks like it is not in correctly and the plastic plate covering the bobbin will not sit down completely. The bobbin holder appears...
Viking 500 Handwheel Situation Category: Repair of Vacuum
Hi, my mother has a Viking 500. The handwheel will not turn so the needle will not move. When I look at the bobbin holder it looks like it is not in correctly and the plastic plate covering the bobbin will not sit down completely. The bobbin holder appears...
Difficult-to-Turn-Handwheel! Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
I recently got my Kenmore 148.15600 out of storage and before even threading noticed that the wheel on the right side of the machine that can manually move the needle up and down (clearly I am a novice and don't know the techincal term) is very hard to tur...
Viking 6020 Handwheel Trouble Category: Repair of Sewing Machine
Hello, I have a Viking 6020, and can't get the handwheel off so I can take off the cover on the right side of the machine. Is it supposed to just pull off? I don't see any screws. Thanks for any help you can give me! Brian...
Janome Stitch Length Not Changing Category: Repair of Sewing Machine
I have a Janome Harmony that I bought in Mexico. I took it out yesterday and sewed a bit on a scrap of fabric. The stiches looked fine, but when I changed the stitch length, I didn't see a change. I turned the adjustment knob all the way through it's ra...
Should Needle Move While Winding Bobbin? Category: Repair of Sewing Machine
Dear Sewvacdoctor, Concerning this Beautiful Kenmore 148 13100. When I turn the knob to disengage the needle to wind a bobbin. The needle still goes up and down. Surely this isn't the nature of the machine since it does have the dis-engage fe...
Bobbin Winder on Singer 5932 Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
Hi, My singer machine has been working great for years. Suddenly, without any warning, the bobbin winder stopped working. I'm in the middle of Christmas projects - any suggestions for fixing it at home? When i engage the bobbin winder, the small rod ...
Stitches Fine Forward, But Not Reverse Category: Industrial Sewing Machine Q's
Good day doc, I am working with a singer 591D300AD industrial sewing machine and the last couple days it has been exhibiting problems with back tacking. The machine sews fine forward but when I try to back tack it skips stitches or sometimes won't stitch ...
Skipping Stitches Category: Industrial Sewing Machine Q's
Hello Sir, I hope you can help me. I have a commercial sewing machine that is skiping stitches while sewing. I have a Singer Model 31-15 sewing machine for very many years of problem free sewing. Recently, it started skipping stitches. Th...
What's Going On Here? Category: Repair of Sewing Machine
I have a Kenmore sewing machine. It was working fine one evening, then suddenly the next day when I rethreaded it the claw-like hook on the shuttle stopped catching the top thread. I've experimented with different needles and tensions and change. If I remo...
Thread Is Not Catching Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
Hello, I'm having problems with my Kenmore. I put the bobbin in according to the directions, but the thread is not catching. There is a part going around, but the bobbin itself is not turning. Any thoughts? Regards,...
Timing a Singer 758 Category: Repair of Sewing Machine
All the gears are okay and so is the belt. i did have a gear replaced in my former city by a repairman about 1 yr. ago. when you take out the bobbin case and see the round base that goes around when you step on the foot feed, that is where the needle is hi...
Could It Be Jammed? Category: Troubleshooting Mechanical Sewing Machine Problems
I have an old singer and the needle will not go up and down. What could be jammed?...
 
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