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Re: Bobbin winder won't turn

I sounds like she only needs to push from the left position ot the right and be sure to pull out the hand wheel. It's a common mistake for people to forget to push that bobbin psindle over to get the bobbin ot spin. It doesn't sound broken to me ...I dunn no. Just trying to help!


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