If your sewing machine is getting older, it may start having problems. This is especially true if you use your sewing machine a lot. Below is information about three of these problems so you can get it repaired instead of purchasing a new one. 

Thread Bunches

If the thread starts to bunch up while you are sewing this can be due to having too much tension. When this happens, the threads in the fabric stretch out while sewing. When you stop the sewing machine the fabric then bunches up. You may not even notice this is happening until you get close to being finished. 

You may be able to take care of this problem on your own. You need to reduce the tension while you are winding thread onto the bobbin. You also need to set the tension as low as it will go to make the stitches balanced. Make sure the thread is high quality because this means there is not as much lubricant on the thread, which can make the bunching worse. 

Will Not Turn On

If your sewing machine will not turn on at all this can be due to a problem with the power supply. There could also be a problem with the outlet cord as it may be damaged. Plug something into the outlet that your sewing machine is plugged into to determine if it works. If it does not, you need to replace the outlet. 

If the sewing machine still does not work the problem is likely much worse. At this point, you need to hire a sewing machine repair company to repair it for you. It could be a part inside the sewing machine that has gone out. 

Needle Broken or Bent

If the needle on your sewing machine keeps breaking or bending, replace the needle with a new one. It could be simply that the needle is worn out if you have used it for a long time.  If the needle is newer, you should still replace it as the needle may be defective. Be careful when removing and replacing the needle. Refer to the owner's manual for instructions. 

If you continue to have this problem, you need to contact a sewing repair company. It may be due to a mechanical problem or there could be a problem with the timing. The contractor can repair both problems for you. 

Have your sewing machine serviced annually by a sewing machine repair company. They will clean the machine and inspect it for any problems. This will help it last much longer so you can save money.