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Thread: Sewing machine Help please!

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    Senior Member Aully's Avatar
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    Hell everyone,
    I am very sad My Singer 4166 is frozen on me and I can not for the life of me figure out what is wrong with it. It won't sew anything the feed dogs won't even move. The red light will not turn off. I still have the instruction book there are NO troubleshotting tips. I took it appart and cleaned it out but it was empty. I am so confused any ideas anyone please.

    I have so many swaps to get done soon, I really need my machine to be able too. :(

    PLEASE I am begging/Crying out loud for HELP! Thanks!

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    When my machines do that it means the the thread got all tangled up in the bobbin area, but since you said you cleaned that all out, I can't think what else it might be. Does your knob on the right (the one that manually moves your needle up and down) move?

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    I was at a quilt retreat with a friend once and her machine acted like that. We did everything and then I noticed that she had the bobbin pin on top pushed over as if she were going to wind a bobbin. We moved it back in the right postition and her machine sewed like a dream. Hope this helps.

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    I had a similar issue and the thread was wound around the wheel. It accidently was caught in there from the thread stand.

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    If it has computer parts, turn it off and turn it back on.

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    Is the needle lever down? Maybe it doesn't work with it UP.

    Unplug it and plug back in.

    Check the knob on the right...(I forget what it's called)

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    One of my Juki TL98QE did this, nothing worked but the light, had to take it for a repair and cleaning, just needed some ajusting and cleaning and oiling where I couldn't reach. Didn't need any parts and had worked perfectly the night before.

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    Let us know if any of the above worked. Sorry and I hope there is a simple solution.

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    Try hitting the reverse button. sometimes mine sticks. It makes a beeping sound and flashes it's lights. Drives me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    When my machines do that it means the the thread got all tangled up in the bobbin area, but since you said you cleaned that all out, I can't think what else it might be. Does your knob on the right (the one that manually moves your needle up and down) move?
    The knob on the right does move the needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady37
    I was at a quilt retreat with a friend once and her machine acted like that. We did everything and then I noticed that she had the bobbin pin on top pushed over as if she were going to wind a bobbin. We moved it back in the right postition and her machine sewed like a dream. Hope this helps.
    Nope tryed that too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    If it has computer parts, turn it off and turn it back on.
    No computer parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Is the needle lever down? Maybe it doesn't work with it UP.

    Unplug it and plug back in.

    Check the knob on the right...(I forget what it's called)
    Tryed all that. Still not working :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzan Larrimore
    Try hitting the reverse button. sometimes mine sticks. It makes a beeping sound and flashes it's lights. Drives me crazy.
    Nope not that either :(

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    Does it sew with a foot control on the floor? Unplug that and replug it in making sure it is in securely. What does it say under the red light? I can't make it out.

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    I noticed you said you had a manual, but no instructions on your problem. Sometimes if you get on line you can ask for the manual on your particular machine and maybe....just maybe there will be an answer in that on line manual...lots of luck

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    You can also call the 800# in the manual if there is one. Sometimes speaking to someone can help. That is one of the reasons you asked us. Good luck.

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    ok have to ask as this happened to me, check that it is plugged in. Yep mine quit right in the middle of a seam, turned out the plug worked loose, color my face red when I took in to be repaired months later after I had saved up for the repaires! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    If it has computer parts, turn it off and turn it back on.
    No computer parts.
    Yes, this machine is computerized...unplug overnight or for a couple of hours....sometimes this will reset the machine. If you had used it for a couple of hours of sewing, it may have started to overheat and the machine will shut down so that it doesn't do damage.

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    Have you rethreaded it?

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    Hey Ash, first take a deep breath, both in and out.

    Turn off at machine and wall plug. Take every cord out, and then replug them.Rethread the machine, and change the bobbin. Sometimes my Singer stops because the (plastic)bobbin has a small nick in it, another time I didn't plug the foot pedal in properly, and yet another it overheated on an extremely hot day, after about 20 mins of sewing.
    Hope this help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    If it has computer parts, turn it off and turn it back on.
    No computer parts.
    Yes, this machine is computerized...unplug overnight or for a couple of hours....sometimes this will reset the machine. If you had used it for a couple of hours of sewing, it may have started to overheat and the machine will shut down so that it doesn't do damage.
    I left it unpluged all night. Still not working. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovequilts
    Have you rethreaded it?
    Yes many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    Hey Ash, first take a deep breath, both in and out.

    Turn off at machine and wall plug. Take every cord out, and then replug them.Rethread the machine, and change the bobbin. Sometimes my Singer stops because the (plastic)bobbin has a small nick in it, another time I didn't plug the foot pedal in properly, and yet another it overheated on an extremely hot day, after about 20 mins of sewing.
    Hope this help.
    Hey,
    Breath I think I am forgetting that step lately. I will try your info when I get home today.
    Thanks!

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    Did you check the outlet to see if it is working?

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