How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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The presser foot screw is loose, pressure shank is worn and needs to be replaced or the pin on the presser foot bottom is worn and needs to be replaced.
PRESSER FOOT LIFTER: A lever attached to the presser bar helps in raising and lowering of the presser foot. PITMAN ROD: This rod connects the treadle to the drive wheel, so that when the treadle is pressed, the drive wheel revolves.
If your fabric isn`t moving and the machine is making the normal sewing-like sounds, check to see if the machine is threaded correctly. If it`s threaded correctly (and the presser foot is down on top of the feed dogs), it`s likely your machine is set to the “free-motion” or “darning” set, which disables the feed dogs.
10) Presser Foot Lever—Raises and lowers the presser foot.
This can be caused by several things, such as a thread getting tangled, the fabric not being fed evenly, or a build-up of lint or dust in the machine. Jams can also be caused by the needle hitting something inside the machine, so always keep an eye on the needle while sewing.
Sometimes the bobbin case can be out of place and will not allow the handwheel to turn. If you broke a needle and it fell into the shuttle area, it can also cause the handwheel to jam up. 5. If the issue persists, your machine will require servicing.
One big benefit of sewing without the foot pedal is your sewing machine will always stitch at a constant speed. I find this particularily useful when doing things like free motion quilting or free motion embroidery because you don`t have to think about moving your hands and feet at the same time.
The presser foot attaches to the presser foot holder which is held onto the presser bar, usually with a small screw. You shouldn`t need to remove the presser foot holder except for maintenance.
With your machine off and the needle up, lift the presser foot lever to the right of your needle. This will lift up the presser foot. Your presser foot is being held in place by a presser foot holder. Behind that, there is a black button.
Presser foot lifter
This lever, located above the presser foot at the back or side of the machine, raises and lowers the presser foot. When the presser foot is lifted, the tension discs are disengaged, and the fabric will not feed through the machine.
Usually the presser foot lever is either located on the left side or back of the machine on the left side. It`s used to drop the presser foot into place and lift it up when you`re done sewing.
The presser foot lever can be raised to two different positions. If the fabric does not fit under the presser foot, for example, when sewing together thick fabrics, raise the presser foot lever to its highest position so that the fabric can be placed under the presser foot.
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The presser foot is stuck in the down position on my sewing machine. The lever goes up and down but the foot will not move. Help! I have an old Kenmore 22 sewing machine. Probably got it around 1990. The model number is 385.17622.
If you open the left end of the machine .. look inside above the needle and to the back .. you will see a pivot bolt that has either come loose, broken off or fallen out .. replacing that bolt should fix the problem ..
Hi! I have a Pfaff Creative 1475. The presser foot seems “gummed up” or stuck. The back lever lifts it with great force, but then instead of staying up like the lever usually does – it then falls back down. The lifting foot stays stuck up and I have to push on it to get it back down. Help?
Our beautiful Bernina 730 sewing machine has been stored in the garage in its original case, and that wrapped in plastic, for a few years now. Temperatures have been both hot and cold in the garage, but the environment was dust-free.
We have brought the Bernina in, set it up, oiled it as specified in the manual, with the original sewing machine oil. We have correctly threaded the machine and the bobbin thread is up.
When we press on the pedal to sew, the machine gets electricity and buzzes
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From what you describe there can be only 2 causes…Either the machine is still stuck ..and the motor buzzes cause it can not spin it ..and in this case it needs to be oiled more..and be spun by hand until it moves well and free…and after that it will work ..or during the storage ..from condense or so ..the motor is stuck ..and needs to be checked…In this second case ..it probably need to be oiled too (the motor ) ..and the coils changed..
Have a nice day ..!
My Singer Izek sewing machine starts and stops and wont sew continuously. When I push down the pedal it sews about 2 inches then stops and light starts flashing, I have to let off of the pedal and push it again, over and over. It did this once before for awhile and then just started sewing right for awhile and now its started it again. I’ve checked everything.
If it’s not the thread and not the pedal then it’s definitely a power problem. You need to replace the power cable and then check again the functionality.
Elna Top 300 sewing machine. I need manual to operate this machine. I have already found out that Elna contracted with Tiwan(excuse my spelling) to make there machine between 1989-1991. I want to know which machine made in Switzerland is comperable to this one. Thanks…Audrey
Sorry about the catagory…but you do not have sewing machine on list.
.I have this machine. I use it for my heavy sewing, as it will go through anything. I would be happy to copy the manual and send it to you for copy costs. Just let me know. I would love to know what knowledge you have gained about this machine. It does not appear to be an easy machine to find info on, may not have produced a lot? I had no idea it was not a European produced machine.
My machine (Hoover Wind Tunnel – bagless) is only 1 yr. old. The agitator brush doesn’t turn all the time. I know it’s not supposed to turn when in the upright position. However, it only seems to work when I have the setting on high. When I stop, but have not put the machine in the upright position, it stops again and then slowly starts moving. Could the V-belt be worn out already? In the owner’s manual it states that this belt is not normally replaced. The exact same thing happened with my old
Sounds like you should do two things:.1- Remove and clean the beater brush of all debris as best you can. At the end of the brush you will see a hard rubber piece, at both ends, that holds it in place in the body of the vacuum..Add some WD40 between the brush and these pieces and turn until they move freely..2- When you reassemble, put a new belt on..
.This should be all you need to do..If you find this information to be of help, I would appreciate a Thumbs Up from you..Be well,.Paul
My Kenmore sewing machine timing has gotten off. I am sewing a big upholstery project and it starting bunching thread from the bobbin. The thread is so heavy that I had to put some pressure just to get it undone. This happen a few times and then I found it wasn’t sewing at all. When I evaluated without the materials in place I could see the needle would catch on the white plastic piece under the bobbin and the thread would not catch on the metal arm. It appears to be off by 1/4 – 3/8 inch.
Disassemble your bobbin case which is realy quite easy, clean.thoroughly with a brush and air, paying particular attention to any.rust that may have formed, and any thread that may have weazeled it’s.way into small but very incremental areas of your case.
Make sure your needle is not in backwards.The rounded side should be on the outside
. If threading is correct and your tension is properly adjusted , then check the hook for scratches. If you have ever hit the hook with a needle, it will be scarred and will catch the thread every time the upper thread passes around the bobbin case. the hook is the sharp point on the shuttle that holds the bobbin case. If it is scratched, polish it smooth with VERY fine sand paper
Make sure that your thread arm that rises and falls, constantly having tension running through it and that it is in fact staying in place.
Alternate between the metal and plastic bobbins – sometimes the plastic bobbins tend to chip
My Singer Sewing machine (model 6215) is now only sewing in reverse. After pressing the backstitch button, the button seemed to stick in the backstitch position. I was finally able to pull the button out but my machine continues to only stitch backwards. What do I do now?
It’s stuck inside. Open it up so you can see inside the bottom, look for the feed dog mechanism and you’ll find where length of step is varied, this is where the reversing takes place too. Tapping gently and oiling will free it up.