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5 Symptoms That Your Walking Foot Sewing Machine Needs Servicing
20 June 2016
cases, you may be able to solve your own problem at home, given a
Walking Foot product manual and quick access to the exact spare parts
and accessories that match your machine. Other times, hiring
professional sewing machine repair specialists may be necessary.
way, you must first recognize the symptoms that are telling you your
machine needs servicing, including these 5 listed below:
needle keeps breaking or bending: There
are many possible causes for a sewing machine needle to break. It
could be you are using the wrong needle for your machine or for the
task being performed. It could also be a too-tight threading job or
a matter of hitting pins as you sew. However, it could also be the
tension is off because thread particles inside your machine are
fooling the sensors into thinking you are using a thicker thread.
Dust, bugs, and who knows what else may also be trapped inside, and
a professional sewing machine "tune up" may be in order.
upper thread frequently breaks or jams: First
verify your thread size, needle size, and fabric thickness are a
good "team" and that you have threaded the machine
according to manufacturer's instructions. However, it could be you
need to order a new spool cap that better fits the spool size. The
proper size will leave some "elbow room" around the spool
cap and the spool pin tip so the thread can move smoothly out. If
you still have a problem, also order a piece of spool cap felt to
help the cap turn with ease, or it could be the same problem as #1
above (your machine needs a professional cleaning).
gets on the fabric and oily gunk is on the machine: You
need to periodically oil your industrial Walking Foot sewing machine
but only with special sewing-machine specific oil that will safely
lubricate moving parts and prevent internal corrosion. Too much oil,
however, calls for a thorough internal cleaning, and if you haven't
been re-oiling with the proper type of oil every few major projects,
open up the machine to check for rust and worn parts.
engine is making irregular noises: If,
instead of a pleasant "purr," you hear banging, jolting,
and grinding, internal parts may be jammed or broken, though it
could be excessive lint build-up as well. Never use a machine in
this condition until the problem is identified and solved.
screws are loose or missing: Most
loose screws should simply be tightened, but never tighten a hex
screw since that could affect your machine's timing/settings. If
screws are missing, order replacement screws that exactly fit. If a
hex screw is missing, both re-ordering and professional servicing
may be necessary.
your sewing machine in optimal working order will prove well worth
the effort and investment. It will maximize productivity, minimize
stress levels, and prevent an easy fix from developing into something
walking Foot sewing machine run more efficiently and last longer,
it is important to catch the early warning signs and take corrective
action quickly. You may also need a specialist parts supplier, like
Sewing Machines Australia, that carries a wide range of industrial
sewing machine replacement parts and accessories, besides offering