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My machine will not work. It makes a clunking sound when I try to run it. What is wrong?

It worked fine for quite awhile, but it was not used for awhile and when I went to use it, it would not work. Makes a loud, clunking, grinding sound. I am afraid to keep trying. What could be the problem?

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It could be the timing, or it mght need a adjustment, or could have
a loose or broken part,, it would be a good idea to have the
machine serviced

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

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