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The wheel on the right no longer moves the needle, it spins freely. It will sewwhen using the footfeed but not by hand.

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The small handle attached to the hand wheel is the problem:
1. Loosen a small screw on the front or side of the small handle. Almost all the way.
2. Tighten the small handle as if you are tightening like you are going from loading a bobbin to sewing.
3. Tighten the small screw.
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