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Necchi 3205 FA: Seized

Machine is seized with the needle in the down position. Any ideas how to fix it?

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It may not have seized there may be a very small piece of thread jammed in the raceway area, you need to take the bobbin case and the raceway out to check

Posted on Sep 27, 2013


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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Needle not going up and down on necchi 544

There should be a button in the balance wheel on the left side of the machine. Not sure on your model, but most of the Necchi's pull out and push in. That disenguages the needle arm to wind a bobbin. Some of them screw in or out, but generally pull out. You might try pulling it out and then pushing it back in, until it clicks. Then it should work fine.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

SOURCE: Model 3205 FA not picking up bobbin thread, needle

- check ifu are using same needle model.
- check hight of needle bar is ok
- check timming between needle bar and hook.
- check if your material is very stritch or no
- check blad point of hook is ok or no
best regards

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I've got a Necchi 535FA with a bobbin thread that doesn't hook.

Sounds to me like you may have put the needle in backwards. The flat side should be to the back.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Necchi Model 535 FA

Hi! The motor pulley may be worn and cant turn properly causing the motor to be forced so much. The result will be an instant overheating that results to belt burn too. You will need to replace the motor, pulley and the belt now to make it running. Hope this helps and have a good one!

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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needs to be serviced

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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- check blad point of hook is ok or no
best regards

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