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Thread: HELP I think mt sewing machine may have died.

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    Junior Member Tamara's Avatar
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    I was FMQ on a quilt that I've been working on for the past couple of weeks when it just went dead, nothing, like its not getting any power. I've checked the power hook ups they're fine. Do you guys know of anything else it could be?
    I really can't afford a new machine right now just put all my money into a garage/ workshop. Do you think it can be fixed? This is the first time this has happened its sereval years old but hasn't been used much until the past year.
    Oh I hope someone has good news for me, or I'll be giving up sewing for sereval months.
    Thanks for your time and help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara
    I was FMQ on a quilt that I've been working on for the past couple of weeks when it just went dead, nothing, like its not getting any power. I've checked the power hook ups they're fine. Do you guys know of anything else it could be?
    I really can't afford a new machine right now just put all my money into a garage/ workshop. Do you think it can be fixed? This is the first time this has happened its sereval years old but hasn't been used much until the past year.
    Oh I hope someone has good news for me, or I'll be giving up sewing for sereval months.
    Thanks for your time and help.

    Hi, what kind of machine do you have? I hope someone can help out here. Does the light still work on it or can you tell if it is getting any power to it? Did maybe your power outlet trip?

    Where in VA do you live? I was born in Martinsville which in my mind is the SW part of Va.

    Thanks and good luck,
    Sherryl
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    Silly question, but did you remove the plug from the machine and the wall and then plug then both back in? Have you tried jiggling the cord where it goes into the foot pedal or the wall? Maybe it just needs a new cord.

    Is it the type of cord that you can turn over in the outlet?

    Have you tried a different outlet? Or tried plugging something else into the outlet to make sure the outlet still has power?

    I know how distressing this can be. I hope you get it figured out soon.

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    Maybe the power cord. Friend's machine stopped, checked everything, the power cord was the problem. She used power cord from another machine like hers, that's how problem was found.

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    You checked your power, great! Did your light still come on? My old one used to just freeze up on occasion. It was the type that needed to be oiled on a regular basis. Also, I needed to replace the foot pedal twice. They seem to wear out frequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara
    I was FMQ on a quilt that I've been working on for the past couple of weeks when it just went dead, nothing, like its not getting any power. I've checked the power hook ups they're fine. Do you guys know of anything else it could be?
    I really can't afford a new machine right now just put all my money into a garage/ workshop. Do you think it can be fixed? This is the first time this has happened its sereval years old but hasn't been used much until the past year.
    Oh I hope someone has good news for me, or I'll be giving up sewing for sereval months.
    Thanks for your time and help.
    Did you check your breaker box?

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    As they have mentioned, unplug your machine for a good 5 minutes, then plug it back in, maybe by pass your surge protector strip. Hope it works. I don't know why, but things never break when you have the money to fix em. LOL

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    Mine did that too, but the light would work, but the machine died, could not be fixed. I hope this isn't the case with your machine.

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    After trying all of the other suggestions without it starting I would ask:

    When was the last time you cleaned your machine? If it has been awhile you could have a large dust bunny clogging something inside.

    There is a series of videos on sewing machine maintenance and repair at You Tube, just google the subject and you'll find the series.

    Did the needle break? Did the thread bind up in the bobbin case area? Take out your sewing and start to search where the problem could be.

    Someone once mentioned that their foot pedal got to hot and just stopped. It started again once it had a chance to cool down. If this may be the case you may need a new foot pedal.

    Also, check out if your machine brand has a website. They may have a forum page that may have useful information. There may also be a group(s) at yahoo for your machine brand to join and get some assistance.

    When you get it figured out what happend we'd like to have an update, so please share, even if it's something stupid as we all do stupid things.

    Pam M

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    Check the Curcit Breakers also

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