Sewing Motor Weakness Disorder Serviced

May 11


David Trumble

David Trumble

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In time sewing machine motors often get progressively sluggish in their performance. Here are some tips to solve this sewing motor weakness disorder.


Most of us,Sewing Motor Weakness Disorder Serviced Articles live our lives with certain expectations. We  expect the light to turn on when we turn the switch. We expect our cars to go when we press down on the accelerator. So, when we press down on the foot control of our sewing machines we expect the sewing machine to work.

At times, we get to thinking of your sewing machine like a friend or in a sense like a real person. We talk to it. We touch it. We listen to it. Sometimes, it may appear that our friend is stricken with an infection or disease. This is especially true when we press down on the power and very little happens.

Here is the situation. You are ready to sew. You press down on the power pedal and little or nothing happens. The sewing machine may move sluggishly or not at all.

It is possible that your sewing machine has been infected by the malady known as  Motor Weakness Disorder .

You can determine if this is your problem fairly quickly with a few basic tests.

You set up your sewing machine and are ready to sew, but when you press down on the foot pedal the machine barely moves at all. It is as though the machine is tired from a long hard summer. No matter how hard you press down on that foot control; no matter how much power you put in; the sewing machine just drags along.  You can probably do your own sewing machine repair in this case with just a little caution.

There may be several different problems, but the most common are a motor issue or a binding issue. To repair sewing machines with this difficulty determine which is the major culprit, turn the hand wheel toward you several times. Feel for any resistance, drag, or binding. Listen for any strange sounds. If the machine moves freely without significant drag or noise, the problem is most likely in the motor.

The AC motor in your sewing machine or mounted behind the head of your machine, will often accumulate debris inside. This debris may consist of partially burned carbon deposits, dust and dirt, and old lubricants. Gradually, this debris takes its toll on the operation of the motor.

You do not need to be an expert on motors, to understand how deposits of debris can make it more and more difficult for the motor to perform as expected. Over time, the motor loses its ability to work properly and may even fail to turn at all.

How do you fix this problem? Simple, remove the deposits. One way to do this is what we can describe as a motor burn. The ideas is to burn away the deposits by running the motor at peak power levels for several minutes.

Begin by setting the hand wheel to turn without turning the sewing machine. Then apply full pressure to the foot control. If needed help the motor turn by turning the hand wheel toward you. The motor may gradually get faster, but keep it running several minutes.

Caution: avoid excessive heat or potential sparking. Do not leave the motor unattended.

Sometimes the motor will get really hot, and should be shut down and allowed to cool. Sometimes a motor may begin to smoke. This may be the collected oils inside the motor burning off. Watch it closely and shut down if the smoke does not dissipate quickly. Keep an eye on the machine for sparking. General rule, a little is tolerable, but too much is a fire. Use common sense when attempting to perform a motor burn. Do not run the motor at full force for more than ten minutes at a time.

Sewing motors that fail to recover through a motor burn may require more aggressive service or replacement. In many cases you can remove the motor cover, replace the motor brushes, and clean off the armature of the motor manually. You must be very cautious with solvents making sure they are totally dry before turning the power back on. Attempting to service a motor can be very dangerous. Therefore do it only with great care and caution.

Usually, you can fix the Sewing Machine Motor Fatigue Syndrome. with a ten minute motor burn or service.  There are also several sewing machine manualsthat may be helpful should you need them.