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Topic: Help! My sewing machine suddenly stopped working.  (Read 3118 times)
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« on: March 25, 2007 12:59:04 PM »

My sewing machine is a Brother.. it's a couple years old. It was working fine, then suddenly it stopped. I don't think it over heated, because I used it a couple days later after turning it off and it still won't work. You can hear the motor running but the spinny thingie (what is that called?) won't move. It won't sew no matter how much I push the presser foot. Please help me! Perhaps something is slack/loose? anyone have similar problems?

« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007 03:03:44 PM »

Feel free to ignore me,  but I had this happen to me a while ago,  on my machine you pull the "spinny thing" into a different position to wind a bobbin.  I spent three days trying to work out what the problem was before I realised that the bobbin winder was still spinning and I hadn't pushed the spinny thing back into the right place.

I'm sure that you can't be as stupid as me,  but if by some tiny,small,minute chance you are I thought I'd better suggest this.

The crafting time I have wasted through silly things like this is unreal.

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007 04:55:56 PM »

My machine is a brother as well and I don't need to turn the inside wheel for the bobbin, I need to slide the little bobbin spindle over.  Either way, though, maybe you were winding a bobbin right before you stopped last time? 

However, if you are really freaked out and can't seem to get it to work either take it to a handy friend or to the sewing machine shop.  I recommend a sewing shop, but my bf and his dad did manage to fix mine a while ago.  I don't know that I recommend the handy friend route, though, as I was freaked out that they were going to break it...

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007 08:33:13 PM »

I fixed it! It turned out the belt that makes the machine go was loose. I just stuck it back in around the... spinning thingie. Thanks for all advice, and I hope that this post makes sense!

« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007 02:26:18 PM »

Glad you fixed it!  I was going to suggest a broken belt.  Also, many cities have a sewing machine repair shop...if you ever have a more serious breakdown they can usually fix machines fairly inexpensively.  Mine also will clean & tune up machines to keep them running smoothly.  A good investment.   Smiley
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