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From: MaryW
Date: 01-24-2007, 10:36 AM (1 of 6)
I am posting this question here for answers, thanks.

I am currently have trouble with my Singer 9940. I don't know if some of you have one.
The trouble is the machine keeps giving me a warning that something is wrong. First it shows the pedel symbol the the thread symbol. I have replaced the needle, new coates thread, I have several different types of thread all nice thread not cheap, cleaned both top and bottom, used canned air, changed presser feet. Nothing seams to work. It will sew about 10 stitches and then give the warning then pic back up and sew 10 more the alarm again. I have also changed the settings. The stitches are perfect.
Has anyone ever had this to happen? It's driving me nuts.
nuts in Alabama
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 01-24-2007, 09:54 PM (2 of 6)
Try un pluging for awhile. I had one do somthing like this and the computer just needed to reset its self. I would also suggest taking the pedle attachment off and see if somthing might be blocking it from making a good connection. Inspect the cord well and try plugging it back in.
Catherine lb_pml&cb=PW

Husbands gone fishing..... I've gone fabric shopping
User: lizzybugsmommy
Member since: 05-20-2006
Total posts: 207
From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 01-25-2007, 05:54 PM (3 of 6)
Mary did this work for her?
Catherine lb_pml&cb=PW

Husbands gone fishing..... I've gone fabric shopping
User: lizzybugsmommy
Member since: 05-20-2006
Total posts: 207
From: esrun3
Date: 01-25-2007, 07:40 PM (4 of 6)
That would have been my suggestion too-I have a 9940 and haven't had that problem however, I have discovered that often unplugging something with a computer and letting it sit for a bit will take care of quite a few problems. Turning it off is not the same as unplugging it. I would also unplug the foot pedal and make sure all is clean in that area as well before pluggin back in. Might just be a loose connection somewhere.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Tom Land
Date: 01-27-2007, 12:10 AM (5 of 6)
It sounds like you are not getting the machine threaded properly and the machine is detecting a broken thread.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: stickthingirlz
Date: 02-20-2007, 07:15 PM (6 of 6)
Thanks to all who replyed. The foot pedal was had to be replaced. Singer said the foot pedal hardly ever goes out. Just bad luck.
Glad that it was something so simple!:up:
User: stickthingirlz
Member since: 01-07-2007
Total posts: 3
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