Question about Sewing Machines
Machine will sew as well as ever but the reverse button fails to put the machine into reverse stitching any longer. Opening the side up and pushing the button shows very limited movement. Do we hold funeral services? Machine is 15 years old and I've had it since it was new.
Remove the base cover and follow the lever you mentioned that has "little movement" to a collar around the shaft......or similar if not Janome.........use WD40 or similar penetrating lube between the shaft/collar, and move by hand rapidly a few times to introduce the lube between sticking points.
Use paper tissue around the area to absorb overspray and excess.
Try the reverse lever again,,,,sometimes it can take several applications and some persistance, but I've only had a few that failed to respond.....some take several days and quite a bit of 'jiggling'. A good first sign is a long, slow, reluctant movement soon after spraying.
Best long term solution is regular use and keep dry and free of dust and lint......old oil and dust form a glue like fluid, and any slight corrosion left too long will seize the parts, where regular use breaks the bonding. Silica Gel dessicant (sachets found in Vitamin Jars) is a good moisture deterrent if you keep it in the case/cover with machine,,,,,,,,,,if you don't have a cover, make one !! ( or use an old teatowel)
If you mention your make and model it generally makes it easier to be specific, with this question, you are posting generic, but mechanisms vary from manufacturer and model.
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