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Why wont the needle on my sewing machine move?

I can hear the motor running and i can't even move it with the hand turner

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Belt broke perhaps

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Well there are many things to check (causes) - 
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Buttonhole lever was not lowered when machine was placed in buttonhole mode.
Anyway you may try the steps below to correct this (Solution) -
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Lower presser foot.
Move bobbin winder shaft back fully to left.
Lower buttonhole lever.

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