What does it mean to see an malfunctioning machine in a dream?

Malfunctioning Machine Dream Meaning: From 1 Different Sources

Malfunctioning Machine

Dreams in which your car breaks down, your computer crashes or your phone won’t work occur for two possible reasons. First of all, your dreaming mind may be warning you to take precautionary steps, such as installing anti- virus software on your computer or making sure your car is regularly serviced, so as to avert potential problems in the future.

If this isn’t the case, the malfunction could be a symbol for an aspect of yourself that isn’t working properly. A car, for example, could symbolize your energy or drive, and, if it breaks down, your lack of it. Are you in danger of running out of control? If a fuse blows in your dream, are you about to explode with frustration over someone or something?

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

24 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Adding Machine

An adding machine, whether the old-lashioned kind or an electronic calculator, computes business expenditures and may point to your frustration about finances. It may also indicate that you should look at how and where you are spending your money.

A machine meant to add up numbers properly may also be a sign that something does not “add up,” indicating that your suspicions may be warrantee.... adding machine dream meaning

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Answering Machine

Symbolic of collecting messages you need to hear ... answering machine dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Atm Card / Atm Machine

To see a bank card or bank machine in your dream relates to your desires for financial security.

If you dreamed of taking out or depositing money, the dream may be letting you know that your money situation is not as bad as you think. But if you saw someone else using the ATM, or if you dreamed of losing your bank card, you are being warned against carelessless with your cash.... atm card / atm machine dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Crane (machine)

Its interpretation is related to BUILDING.

It is indicative of a favorable status; the dreamer has the necessary tools to carry out the projects that she has set for herself.... crane (machine) dream meaning

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Crane (machinery)

To remember something, to find something, to lift and remove something old.... crane (machinery) dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Fax / Fax Machine

1- Messages from a hidden source or part of ourselves are often brought to us in dreams in a totally logical way. Thus, while the message itself may be unintelligible, how it is initially received is not.

2- VVe may be aware that someone is trying to communicate with us but, because we are distanced from them, the transmission has to be mechanical.

3- In a dream, a fax machine can have spiritual undertones in that can be a way of transmitting messages from ‘beyond’. We need to be open to this.... fax / fax machine dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Fax Machine

In a dream, a fax machine may signify that you are receiving a telepathic message sent from someone through subconscious channels. Thar it is received on paper brings authenticity to the message... fax machine dream meaning

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Fax Machine / Fax

See communication... fax machine / fax dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Flying Machine

To dream of seeing a flying machine, foretells that you will make satisfactory progress in your future speculations.

To see one failing to work, foretells gloomy returns for much disturbing and worrisome planning. ... flying machine dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Gumball Machine

To dream about a gumball machine suggets that attractive temptations will soon be put before you. Just be careful to make wise choices, or you could end up in a sticky situation.... gumball machine dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation


The carnal power of man; research the type... machine dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Machine Gun

Well-equipped for a battle. ... machine gun dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Machine Malfunction

These dreams are moderately common, being more frequent in women. They occur when you feel anxious about making an emotional connection or when you feel you are losing touch with someone. Elevators often appear in dreams suffering from some kind of bizarre malfunction. You push a button and go sideways or fly hurtling upward through the roof or the elevator crashes and so on. As with all symbols of movement, elevators tend to reflect your progress with a current situation or problem in waking life; if the elevator malfunctions, you are not getting what you bargained for or may be contributing unwittingly to a pattern that is no longer in your best interests. The flip side to such dreams is a dream in which smooth operation is the order of the day. This type of dream usually occurs when you feel there is an improvement in an emotional connection.... machine malfunction dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Machine Or Robot

Someone or something you perceive as lacking human characteristics such as emotion, compassion, discernment, responsiveness, or warmth.

The idea of doing things automatically or without thinking, or being on “auto-pilot.” A servant, or someone you consider to be in a subservient role.


Repetition or monotony.

For more clues, consider what the machine or robot was doing and how you felt about it.

See also: Electric; Technician or Mechanic; Factory; Engine; Puppet... machine or robot dream meaning

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

Machine (vending)

Boring daily routine, dependency, and indifference.

A need to act with more passion and conscience. In a stressful situation, it often calls up the irrational dream of a life of leisure. However, this image can also refer to how to make a work routine better, a prerequisite for working more creatively and independently. When you see yourself as a machine, you are made aware of some as yet unconscious habits. Pay particular attention to how details in the dream are presented.... machine (vending) dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia


To dream of machinery, denotes you will undertake some project which will give great anxiety, but which will finally result in good for you.

To see old machinery, foretells enemies will overcome in your strivings to build up your fortune.

To become entangled in machinery, foretells loss in your business, and much unhappiness will follow. Loss from bad deals generally follows this dream. ... machinery dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


1. Productivity;

2. Work of the Spirit;

3. Unproductive of the flesh;

4. Human-made method; Eccles 7:29; Matt. 12:36; Rom. 7:5.... machines dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Polygraph Machine

Symbolic of needing to be truthful, Col. 3:9 NLT ... polygraph machine dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Sewing Machine

To see a sewing machine in your dream means that economizing will help you through difficult times.... sewing machine dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Slot Machine

1. Willingness to take a chance on something or someone.

2. Engaging in potentially self-destructive behavior. ... slot machine dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Sowing Machine

Symbolic of good deeds towards others, Acts 9:39 ... sowing machine dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Vending Machine

To dream of a vending machine, suggests you are trying to figure out how to get what you want from a person or situation in your waking life. This dream tells you, don’t settle for less than you deserve.... vending machine dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Washing Machine

1. One has the means to cleanse some part of one’s life, such as guilt.

2. Watching a washing machine in ac­tion means one’s life is humdrum. ... washing machine dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Xerox Machine

Symbolic of copying someone’s behavior... xerox machine dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols