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Jammed My machine is jammed and the needle will not move, how do I fix this

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Re: jammed

ROLL THE MANUAL LEVER BACK AND FORTH WITH CONTROLLED FORCE till the needle comes out! the jamming is caused by threads tangled inside the bobbin area. rolled it with a controlled force back and forth. when the needle comes out flip your machine to where you could open the bottom part and remove/clean the threads tangled on the bobbin!
place some OIL.


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I had the same problem.. I think the bobbin used in this machine is no good I replaced mine.. It cost alot too.. but now I do not have any problems.. good luck

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Thread is caught in the hook...Remove the upper thread and bobbin case, turn the hand wheel backwards and forwards by hand and remove the thread remands

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did you turn the machine off and unpluged it for awhile...locking up may be a safety feature to protect machine from further damage
Make sure to remove broken needle if possible and turn lever by hand after restarting machine

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