Sewing machines tend to last a long time. Although internal parts rarely break in sewing machines, you may need maintenance supplies such as oil or grease. Because needles break or wear out, you'll likely need replacement needles for your sewing machine. Find the sewing machine parts you need at Sears PartsDirect. We make it easy to find the parts you need with detailed parts drawings and convenient replacement parts listings for hundreds of sewing machine models.
Fabric will not feed—Check the presser foot, which should be down. It may be that the incorrect foot is being used. Check the feed settings and adjust the settings if needed. If the feed dog teeth are worn, uneven or not level, you may need to replace the feed dog.
Machine light will not come on—Check the light bulb and replace the bulb if it’s burned out or damaged. Check the wiring and the light switch if the bulb is okay.
Sewing machine runs slowly—Check the foot control, remove any lint or dust from under the needle plate and look to see if the bobbin winder is engaged. If the problem continues, replace the foot control or the needle plate.
Machine will not turn on—You'll want to make sure the outlet the machine is plugged into is working properly. It is sometimes necessary to replace the power cord if the sewing machine won't turn on no matter where it's plugged in.
Machine runs or hums but does not sew—Inspect the bobbin assembly for thread that is jammed, lubricate dry machine parts, make sure the clutch knob is tightened and check the drive belt. If problems continue, the bobbin, bobbin case, bobbin plate or clutch spring may need replacing.
Needle or bobbin thread constantly breaks—Check the bobbin for thread jams and correct threading. You'll also want to ensure the appropriate sized needle is being used. If the needle or bobbin thread continues to break, the bobbin, bobbin case, bobbin cover plate, needle or needle plate may need replacing.
Common sewing machine replacement parts
Needles. Sewing needles eventually wear down and break over time.
Bobbins. Bobbins are easy to misplace. Also, having extra bobbins can help you sew more efficiently.
Feed dogs. Feed dog teen can wear down and break.
Foot pedal. Replace the foot pedal if the machine won't start when you press the pedal.