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Machine will not sew, the needle just moves up and down

Can you please tell me what I'm doing wrong. The needle just moves up and down. Fabric does not move- thread jams up, Please help- this is not my machine, I just happen to be the lucky one to sit in front of it when it stopped working!!!!!!!!!

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    I have the same problem. The manual says to raise the feed dogs, but I have no idea how to do that.

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There is a lever in the back or bottom of the machine. See the pictugraph on your machines parts, this will locate that for you.
If there is a ton of thread jammed in the bobbin casing, you will have this problem as well.

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