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    OMG I broke my sewing machine

    I had placed a pin parallel to the stitching line and out side the path of the pressure foot but the tip went down into and jammed the feet dogs. I removed it with a pair of pliers but now the dogs do not have any forward motion. I am so sick. I think this is worse than dinging the car. I DO have a backup machine, a Juki, but this Janome6260 has been my work horse for 10 years. It's off to the repair shop tomorrow for an estimate.
    I don't think I'll sleep tonight. My stomach hurts.
    MaryKatherine
    Last edited by MaryKatherine; 06-27-2013 at 01:44 PM.
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    Are you sure you got all the pin out? Maybe there is a piece still stuck in the feed dogs somewhere that is causing the problem.
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    When our babies are in pain so are we. Hope the sewing machine doctor takes good car of your baby and he comes home fit and well.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    so sorry about your machine so hope you can get it fixed, this would be my worst nightmare !
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
    Are you sure you got all the pin out? Maybe there is a piece still stuck in the feed dogs somewhere that is causing the problem.
    took it apart as far as I can go.....sob. It needs someone better than I.
    MK
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    So sorry for your mishap with your machine. Good luck with getting it fixed.

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    It's even worse when you were trying to be so careful about the pins. Hope it will be an "easy fix"
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    Oh, I feel your pain so sorry, will keep a good thought for you!!

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    Oh dear ... and when you are under a time crunch.

    Be sure to tell them your woes and hopefully it can expedited ... perhaps even while you are there. Maybe they would get it going for you and then you can return it for a complete going over while you are on holidays.
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    This is exactly why we need a sewing machine ER!!!!!!!!!!!
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    See if you have a magnetic screwdriver. You can try it by trying to pick up another piece of metal. That happened to me. Look through a magnifying glass and see if you can see if the tip came off the needle. I have one of those. They're like 7-8 bucks at the hardware. Worth every penny and are telescopic.

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    Sad for you. Hope she gets fixed up soon, and with minimal financial damage...

    Alison

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    I had that happen to me and I was sure I would have to take it in for repair. Then I tried dropping the feed dogs and then putting them back up and it worked fine after that. It may not work for you but it's worth a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i'm unwound View Post
    this is exactly why we need a sewing machine er!!!!!!!!!!!
    brilliant!
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    I know that sick feeling! I hit something with my Bernina 440 and knocked the timing into the next universe. Even the B repairman had to have 2 tries at getting it right. $100 but she is good as new.

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    Can you tip it upside down and gently shake. Try moving feed dogs to realise any part of needle left in. Try a Hoover see if it will suck out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Can you tip it upside down and gently shake. Try moving feed dogs to realise any part of needle left in. Try a Hoover see if it will suck out.
    Sadly ladies, I've tried all those things. The needle didn't break inside either.... Off to the clinic with my Baby it is. MK
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKatherine View Post
    Sadly ladies, I've tried all those things. The needle didn't break inside either.... Off to the clinic with my Baby it is. MK
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    Feel for you - I think I've knocked the timing out on mine with a needle jamb - can't afford a fix right now. Luckily, we have back - ups.

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    hope you get good new from SMRG.....will be keeping fingers crossed for you

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    Good luck...hope the sewing machine technician helps...let us know the ending, OK? Positive thoughts coming your way. :-)
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Oh! I hate it when something breaks! It's great to have a place to come and have so many say "been there, done that" with great sympathy and mean it.

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    I've started using those little red clips for tight areas. So many times I've heard " don't sew over pins"!!! ( I know you weren't, but the result was the same, unfortunately), and I guess this is why. Hope it gets fixed up quickly!

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    I feel your pain. Almost as bad as shutting your little child's fingers in the car door.
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    I'm so sorry..... good luck with the sewing maching 'doc'!

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