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Thread: I'm sad my shaft in my sewing machine broke

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    It's Monday and the shaft in my sewing machine broke and the threader to the needle too!

    Now I have to save up for a new one someday.

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    Oh dear !

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    Hope you have at least one backup machine. Is the machine that broke an old one? Good luck to you

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    and I thought I was having a crappy monday

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    (((HUGS))) I am so sorry to hear this (((HUGS)))

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    WOW- I just have to ask - how did that happen ? The needle threader you can live without - the shaft YIKES

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    I think I bent the shaft on my machine, not sure, but the neddle keeps breaking everytime I use my quarter inch foot, the needle is not lining up, maybe it's the foot cause my other feet don't break the needle. Have to take it to the service Dr. and see what he says.......Michele

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    I am so sorry. I love my machine so much I would probably cry for 3 days. Can maybe a used one be put in????

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    Oh that is not a way to start off a monday! Time for a back up machine...

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    I'm so sorry! :( :( :(

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    tried the back up one and it doesn't work either.

    I always said if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all.

    I never abused the sewing machine just sewed blocks with it out of cotton.

    Oh well, life goes on and I'm still crying. I was working on a quilt for my granddaughter.

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    To use my 1/4" foot the needle has to be put in the center position or it will hit the foot and break .

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt2004
    I think I bent the shaft on my machine, not sure, but the neddle keeps breaking everytime I use my quarter inch foot, the needle is not lining up, maybe it's the foot cause my other feet don't break the needle. Have to take it to the service Dr. and see what he says.......Michele
    I had the same thing. They sold me the wrong foot. If you have a machine that does zig-zag, you need a foot with a wider opening for the needle to go through.

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    Hope it can be fixed!

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    It wasn't the foot it is the shaft that is inside of the machine that holds the feet onto.

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    Pojo, if it makes you feel any better - you have company. I had just started to sew this evening when (I think this is what happend) the needle jumped to the side a bit, hit the needle plate and seized up! The needle will NOT move! I've tried everything I know, so now I'll have to take it in for repairs. Boo Hoo! You can cry on my shoulder if I can cry on yours. :cry:

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    bummer - you have a friend that would let you borrow a machine so your little girl's quilt gets done?

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    no friends who has an extra one.

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    so sorry

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    sure can we can have a crying and a pity party together.

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    If you've got a fairly modern machine, just check that you haven't got the needle position knocked off centre. It should only take a few pushes of a button to reposition your needle. All the quarter inch feet on my machine only have a hole big enough for a centrally positioned needle as you would use for a straight stitcher and I have to put a special switch on that will stop me trying to use a zig - zag with it and thus busting the needle. Perhaps yours is similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo
    It's Monday and the shaft in my sewing machine broke and the threader to the needle too!

    Now I have to save up for a new one someday.
    I have never heard of a needle shaft breaking; how weird is that?
    What kind of machine is it? Can you show us a picture of what happened?

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    A lot of the shafts are two pieces, held together with a set screw. Maybe the screw came out. Open you machine and check. It's not likely for a metal shaft to just break.

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    How about Craigslist, Ebay, or a yard sale? Does it have to be new?? Just saying... :)

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    bummer, what brand is your machine?

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