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You could have some cotton wrapped around your take-up arm. If you remove the cotton it should go again.
It could be needing oil on the upper shaft bush close to your flywheel. Maybey a drop of oil behind your bobbin case.

Does that model have a plastic or metal Bobbin case?

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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Never worked on this machine,but normally when you cannot turn the wheel,it is because there is a piece of thread trapped in the race. take race cover off [where the bobbin case sits] and take out shuttle.check the wheel now to see if it is free.look inside where the shuttle sits and check for thread ends or any other debris. if the machine has a rotary sewing hook this is more difficult for a novice.take both needle plate screws out and remove plate ,check for tread in the raceway,if it is still tight you need a mechnic to dismantle sewing hook dismantle it and reassemble.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009


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