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The piece that looks like sharp metal under the foot dose not work

It is kinda rough under the foot

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That is called your feed dog. Remove any embroidery attachments and check for a switch that allows you to lower the feed dogs. It should be on the back side of the machine directly behind the sewing area.

Another possibility is that you have it in bobbin winding mode.... but then your needle wouldn't work either.

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If you gently remove the outer metal housing on your pressure foot control, (unplug it from both the outlet and the machine) there is a black metal coil like thing with two longer end pieces. They respond to your foot pressure, tranferring that pressure to a series of parts and copper to complete the electrical connection needed to run your machine.

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