Signs That You Need Sewing Machine Repairs

Sewing machines are valuable, time-saving conveniences for all sorts of fabric manufacturing, including not just clothing but quilts and household items as well. Unfortunately, like any machine, they are susceptible to malfunctions and wear. Here's a look at some of the most common issues you might encounter with your sewing machines and tips for proper repairs. 

Broken Needles

Sewing machine needles are strong, but they are not invulnerable. When the machine is repeatedly breaking needles, there are a few common causes. The feed rate may be set too fast and pulling the needle in the fabric, or you might be using the wrong needle for the fabric that you're working with. Remember that thicker, heavier fabrics such as denim need thicker, more durable needles. Have the feed feet evaluated by a repair technician to be sure that they are not dragging the fabric, and assess the materials that you are using to ensure compatibility.

Breaking or Knotting Thread

In most cases, a thread that's breaking or knotting up is the result of incorrect threading or an improperly inserted bobbin. If you're dealing with a broken thread running to the needle, that's usually a sign that the machine is improperly threaded or something in the threading system has been damaged.

When the thread problem is on the underside of what you're stitching, the problem could lie with an improperly threaded or damaged bobbin. Try replacing the bobbin with a newly threaded one and reach out to a repair technician if that doesn't fix the problem.

Unusual Sounds

Your sewing machine should run fairly quietly and consistently with a hum, not a rattle or a knocking sound. If your sewing machine runs loudly or makes unusual noises, that's often an indication that the machine's lubrication is deteriorating or there's a damaged component that's rattling inside the machine.

You'll need to have a sewing machine repair technician inspect the machine components and lubrication to isolate the source of the noise. With so many delicate components and smaller elements inside a sewing machine, it's important to leave this to a professional instead of trying to do it yourself.

These are some of the most important things to think about when you're dealing with any kind of sewing machine malfunction. Be attentive to the most common causes of issues so that you can address the problem as soon as possible. The more proactive you are about seeking sewing machine repair, the easier it will be to keep your machine running at its best.

Contact a service provider to learn more about sewing machine repairs.