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Singer 4400 series: Motor is on but needle not engaged, does not work! What is wrong and is it an easy fix?

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In a lot of machines the drive pulley at the end has a knob that you have to do up for the pulley to drive the machine
This knob is undone when you need to rewind a bobbin as it just spins the bobbin and not the whole machine.

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http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/e06cb85928ace9753f1a7124f4a2df6168ffecf0.pdf

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