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I have a Necchi 522, an early mechanical stretch stitch machine. The timing and stitching are great, but over the past few projects I have noticed a balky tendency when I press the knee bar. After my last project the motor almost won't engage. Sometimes there is no sound, and sometimes there is a weak whirring, but no action until I push the hand wheel. I have a feeling that it is either the v belt or that the motor needs new brushes. Are either of these ideas likely, and if so, are they self


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Hi,

It sounds like the machine is having to work too hard. Have you cleaned and oiled your machine lately? Over time oil will harden and lint and dust will build up on the working parts in the machine causing it to drag and eventually stop.
Take a vacuum with the crevice tool to the inside and get as much lint and dirt as possible from it. Degreasers work well to get the hardened oil off. But, after you vacuum, try heating inside with a hair dryer first to see if it loosens up.

I hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate your vote. Thanks,

Handie Andie
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