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How do we fix reverse lever on Elna 3230 sewing machine?

No alternative just tried using switch

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    Robyn Green Nov 29, 2014

    We found, by chance, that changing to triple stitch seemed to clear the problem,



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This sounds like a job for a repair shop. More than likely the presser foot lever is broken internally. Newer model or not. I think a repair shop will be able to repair this easily.

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