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I have a Janome sewing machine, #423S that I have never used. It is second hand. It sews nicely, but I cannot find the reverse lever on it

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The reverse lever should be below the stitch width lever. (It's a wide lever in its own recessed area. just above the level of the extension table.) See page 2 (page 4 of the PDF) available here: http://content.janome.com/documents/File/ManualFile/Inst%20book%20419S%20&%20423S1.pdf .

I hope this helps.

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If you pull the bottom off the machine (half a dozen screws) there is a cam on the main drive shaft. The cam is probably jammed in the reverse position due to lack of lubrication on the shaft. You can move the cam back manually and it will operate in forward direction. It appears that the shaft needs lubrication.

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The grease has hardened and that is what makes it not work. You need to remove the spring and clean all the old grease off it. You can put new grease on if you want but it isn't necessary. The machine should be lubricated with a good quality sewing machine oil(not 3 in 1). You need to oil any place that moves and rubs, This includes the ends of each shaft, the needle bar and the cinnecting links that drive the needle bar. Nothing is permanently lubricated.. you'll find this machine will run much smoother and quieter with fresh lubrication.As a matter of fact, if you use the machine a lot, it should be lubricated once a year and never less thanonce every 5 years.
One more thing. If it is on the main shaft that it has hardened you can spray it with a mixture of fantastic, water and some ammonia. Free it up and give it a light shot of oil.
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If the stitch length bar, which is located on the right side of the machine, is in the up position move it down to where the numbers are. Those numbers are referring to how many stitches the machine will sew in an inch. Therefore, if you put it on 10, your machine will sew 10 stitches per inch. It being up will cause your machine to go in reverse.

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Can you get inside to get at the lever? Spray the reverse mechanism with sewing machine oil or WD40. Be sure to clean the mechanism first.
If the feed direction is forward after you oil it, great! If not, it's off to the repair shop.

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