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« on: December 10, 2010 09:40:16 PM »

So, my sewing machine's been working ok...but sometimes it makes these clunking noises, so i figured the bobbin case must be weird, so i'd adjust it. then during one of these routine adjustments I noticed the shuttle (?) (the thing that holds the bobbin case) looked kinda bent...but I'm not sure.  when I try to compare what it looks like now to the diagrams in my manual (perfectly round) it looks bent but i can't tell....

(without bobbin)

(with bobbin)

looks more bent with the bobbin

any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010 07:09:47 AM »

Undo the black clips and clean it out--I see fabric lint in the throat part as well...lint will clog and make it rattle and make noise...also, a drop of oil on the spindle part of the case in back will help...

« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010 05:21:27 PM »

alwaysinmyroom is right about cleaning the shuttle. Do open the clips and take the shuttle out to get to all of the dust and lint. Lightly oil the outer edge of the shuttle and rub off the excess with a peice of lint free scrap material. Put it back in the machine. Since you are cleaning and oiling the shuttle, remember to do the same with the rest of the oiling points. A fresh needle will do wonders when the old one has mileage on it. Sew on a scrap piece of material to get any excess oil, so your project will not have oil spots on it.


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