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When i press on the foot, it makes noise but doesn't do anything. Also, the knob on the side of the machine that moves the needle up and down, is really tight and doesn't move easily.

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Quite likely you have a minute piece of thread stuck in the raceway

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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SOURCE: Sewing machine handwheel turns and whirrs but needle bar stuck?

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

Posted on Mar 19, 2012

SOURCE: Needle won't move

Please push the bobbin winder back to the left position and it will release the bobbin winder. Then you should be able to sew. If the needle won't move, you will need to tighten the turning wheel on the right side end of the machine. This should move your needle. Then you should be set to sew. This should help, it helped me!

Posted on Jul 19, 2012

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