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Thread: Machine froze up, I found the problem

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    I was sewing along on my Brother 1500 PS and it froze. Wouldn't do anything. I couldn't turn the wheel at all, it was stuck. I knew from reading other post about this that I could check it out. I took the top off, and couldn't see anything broken or out of whack. I took both sides off and still nothing out of place. I took the bottom off the machine and was surprised at how clean it was under there! Still couldn't see anything that looked broken or stuck. The belts looked fine. I could move the wheel a tiny bit back and forth but that didn't help. Then I saw it! A long tin shinny wire in a odd place. It was a flower head pin lodged in one of the gears keeping it from turning. I got my tweezer and removed the pin. The machine is sewing fine now. :lol: :lol: I did a good cleaning and oiling while everything was open. I saved at least $200 for this repair job. The only way a long big head pin could have gotten in the bottom was through the space underneath the reverse bar. I never would have thought that could happen but it did. :?

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    Geat for you

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    glad you figured out what was wrong with it, great job and thanks for sharing with us as it might help others to figure out what is wrong with sewing machines

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    Awesome solution!

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    Good for you!!

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    Along with being "Fiber Artists", we're all going to be sewing machine technician's/experts soon. Superwomen!

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    Great! I just as soon take my machine apart myself before bringing it to the shop. DO NOT DO THAT IF YOUR MACHINE IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY.

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    Way to go! We can fix anything, just like the boys! If it is out of warranty, and it isn't working, how much worse can we make it by taking a look see!

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    Good move!!! I'm glad you found and fixed the problem!!! :thumbup: :D

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    Way To Go :!: :!:

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