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I think the machine has siezed where can i get it looked at?

When itry to turn it,,, it doesn't move at all so i think its seized is there anything that can be done ...

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It is an expensive machine, all you will achieve if you take it apart yourself is causing damage and big repair bills. Take it in for service.

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