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I have a White 1099 sewing machine. Several years ago, I interrupted a project to fill a bobbin. After I filled it and re-tightened the handwheel, neither the handwheel nor the needle moved when I pressed on the foot pedal. (I have a vague memory of hearing something fall inside the machine when I disengaged the wheel.) As I had had this problem before and paid someone to fix it - twice! - I was disgusted and put the machine aside for several years. Today, the the needle and wheel still do not move with power, so I took it to a repair shop. They want $100 to repair the clutch mechanism, tune-up and clean the machine ("it's dry and loud") and adjust and align the needle bar and feed dog. I asked & they told me that I had done nothing wrong to cause this problem. - Does the work they have described sound reasonable to fix the problem? Does the $100 sound reasonable (I live in the Boston area - I won't be surprised at a price at the high end of the range.). - Is this machine worth fixing? - I MUST be doing something wrong! What could it be? - How difficult is this repair? (I have some skills and tools. I am, however, an amateur seamstress, so I'm not as confident about my setting tensions and the like.)

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.... if it was sewing fine before the bit 'dropped off' it probably doesnt need the other thing done - they just are standard type check / adjust things done with a service. Weigh up how much a new machine will cost you v the repair. How happy are you with it? How often do you use it?
I am not familiar with this model, but the 'clutch' is generally a very simple setup. If you feel confident and can get the end cover off , have a peek - find the bit that dropped off ......
The only tension you should need to adjust is the bobbin tension - which I am sure you already know how to. Top tension is normally just a clean out of fluff etc.

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The clutch has fallen off the shaft. Remove the very small screw in the clutch release screw to remove the clutch release. Place the clutch(round thing with ears on it) back on the shaft with the center ears pointing towards the outside. Put the clutch release screw back on. Tighten it to make sure it works
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Hi, take the top of the machine cover off by removing screws on top plastic cover. Make sure that the rubber ring on the wheel that turns the bobbin threader is making contact with the belt from the flywheel in the back. You may need to see if it turns freely. If not take it off and lubricate it until it frees up and then replace it and the cover.

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my suggestion is that the machine needs to be serviced at a sewing machine shop, because for 1.it's not responding 2. it used & you don't know when the last time it was serviced 3.something is wrong with the machine.
hopefully there are no broken parts, but having the machine serviced will tell that.
as for a manual

Go to the singer website
Go to the home page
Go to customer service--click on it--it will show a small menu--click on instruction manual
In the box put the model number (example w510 ) & click search

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