#fiberarts people! I do more "fixing my clothes" than "art", but regardless, my sewing machine is not working and any help would be appreciated. Details in thread.
Specifically: After a variable number of stitches, it stops (motor seems to be straining). This occurs on both hand and electric power. If I hand-turn it backward from there it doesn't stick, but if I electric backward it stays stuck. Looking at the bobbin at time of sticking, there's a few threads back and forth over the top of the spool.
With the bobbin removed and the needle not threaded, everything runs smoothly. The machine is not being unusually noisy, so I don't think it needs oiling. The bobbin is perhaps running a little low on thread by radius, but I'd eyeball it as still having at least a few feet (if not yards) in there.
@qwertystop You've exceeded my mechanical knowledge. When my sewing machine malfunctions to that extent, I send it off for a cleaning and tune-up.
@Momerath so after a while of ignoring the problem and just not doing the fixing that needed doing, I rethreaded it again and it worked.
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