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My sewing machine is locked up, help!!


I was sewing today and right after I adjusted the tension to a higher number, it all the sudden locked up.. I slowly turned the manual knob and it freed itself.. so started sewing again and it did okay for a minute and then locked up again except this time, it is completely stuck with the needle not wanting to go up. I can turn the wheel a short amount of ways either way but it just will not go past a certain point. I took the bobbin out and everything was fine there. It's just so frustrating.. does anyone know what this could be? Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

 
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Linda (lindalou1963) says

4 years ago
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    Jamie Brock 4 years ago

    Thank you, Linda.... I would try it but it's completely locked. I can't even get it to a single stitch. Didn't know about starting out with needle down though.. will keep that in mind if it ever gets fixed! Thank you for the suggestion :)

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4wardthinker says

4 years ago
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    Jamie Brock 4 years ago

    First thing I did this morning was Youtube.. didn't have much luck. It is a Singer Ingenuity, I will have a look at the manual again, good suggestion. I feel like it shouldn't be messing up like this.. but I bought it used so go figure :(

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Jamie Brock says

4 years ago
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Pollyannalana says

4 years ago
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    Jamie Brock 4 years ago

    Yep, I took the cover off and sure enough the thread uptake was stuck inside the machine.. am going to get some oil and take it for a tune up. Thank you for your reply :)

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lpanfil says

4 years ago
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    Jamie Brock 4 years ago

    Ipanfil- Thank you for the suggestions.. the bobbin area looks good, no loose strings or tangles that I can see. Needle is good. I'm afraid it's something on the inside. Thank you for the suggestions.

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P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

4 years ago
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    Jamie Brock 4 years ago

    I am quite sure that it probably needs a good lube... I don't think that's the main problem though. It is just completely locked and won't rotate to do a single stitch. I'm going to get some oil as soon as I can. Thank you for reminding me!

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gingerka says

4 years ago
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    Jamie Brock 4 years ago

    I actually took the cover off and discovered the thread take up was stuck inside the machine- I got it loose but I'm still taking it in because something still doesn't seem right. thank you for your reply- I will keep that it mind for future problems

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