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My sewing machine just broke!

(Grimm Exhibition) #1

I finally get round to doing my sewing projects, 1 skirt has been made from a dress, I used an overlocker. I start to use the sewing machine for a top and it decides to go mental. Sewing at high speed without me actually having my foot on the pedal!! Its either on its way out or a i have a very keen sewing ghost!
Ive only had the machine for 25 years!!! ;o)
Im panicing at the thought of not having a sewing machine and not being able to get on with my projects!! I think my sis in law has one, fingers crossed.

(Eileens Craft Studio) #2

oh no the motor is running on.

I’ve had that happen before but all I’ve I did was turn it all off. Take out the buttons make sure there’s no fluff/dust etc then put back the bobbin.
Then I looked at the foot piece making sure nothing was making it stick in the pressed down on situation. I used a can of compressed air to blow out any dust etc.

Then turned mine back on and did a little test on a piece of waste material.

Whatever caused mine to ‘Run On’ I must have fixed.

When was the last time you gave it a clean and a service?

(Grimm Exhibition) #3

Ahem, have to dmit the old cleaning/servicing thing has only been a recent thought, eg in the last year.(shame on me)
I air can but I use a brush to get fluff out.Il try what youve suggeted and give it another go.

(Melanie Commins) #4

Mine does that occasionally … usually at the worst possible moment too. I pull the pedal apart and clean the contacts and that seems to fix it.

(Helen Smith) #5

I’ve had that happen too, I usually find I’ve pushed the foot pedal so that it has got wedged under a chair or against the wall.

(Sarah Eves) #6

I feel your pain!

Mine packed in last month - by the end of its life it was sounding like an aeroplane while running at the pace of a snail and knotting erratically.
I nearly threw it out the window at one point…

Sarah x

(Eileens Craft Studio) #7

Sewiing machines like all mechanical items will have bits on them that wear out and it’s a right pain.

One of my second hand Singers it’s from the 60’s started making the most horrid grinding noise then stuck with the needle in something I was making.

Thankfully it turned out to be a minor problem that cost me under £10 to fix. One of the little cogs and worn over time and smashed into 3 pieces. Easy to remove and replace so didn’t even have to get the singer sewing machine guy out.

I’ve just had to sort out my 1950’s Singer it cost me £3 to replace the part so now the bobbins wind evenly again.

I’m so glad I looked both problems up on the internet otherwise I might have ended up buying new machines at goodness only know’s the cost.

But it’s so frustrating when they don’t work grrrr

(Grimm Exhibition) #8

Ive given the machine a look over and a bit of a clean, it seems ot be working ok again now. I hope it continues as I sorted out even more sewing projects last night.
Thanks for your help.