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« on: March 28, 2019 03:19:41 PM »

Hey everyone!  I am hoping someone may have some sage advise or know-how, because my brother ex660 and I are having issues.  I was sewing a doll (linen) and while I was in the middle of sewing it made a grinding noise and stopped.  So my reaction was to stop and turn off my sewing machine.  When I moved my wheel and got my needle up, my threads were nested.  I then checked my needle and it was fine but I changed it anyways just to make sure, cleaned up my thread, checked my bobbin, tension, etc.  All was good, again, this happened in the middle of my project.  I tried it again and my needle moves but my linen will not advance because it is getting caught again.  I cleaned out the machine, got a new bobbin, made sure I hadnt misthreaded my needle.  Ive not oiled anything as I dunno if that would help any.  Anyways, i hope this thread makes sense as I am just frustrated and asking for help.  Thank you kindly all ❤️
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019 03:32:03 PM »

That sounds incredibly frustrating. May I ask when was the last time you took the machine for servicing? There are some great posts here on cleaning machines on your own but I believe in following the recommendation for a yearly trip to a repair person to thoroughly clean and oil the inner workings and check and reset timing if needed. I have been sewing all my life and never quite figured out how to do a great job of that stuff on my own. Once a machine has expressed it's displeasure at me as you've described, I take it straight to the shop. Best of luck to you Smiley.

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019 03:41:34 PM »

Howdy!  Thank you for responding so quickly.  Yes, frustation to the point of tears.  I havent taken it in awhile and in the back of my mind, I figured it may near to that point.  Ive had this machine over 10 years without much hardship and I may try to oil the rod and if that doesnt work, take it in for a check up.
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