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I was given an old Singer Stylist 513 sewing machine. The light works, but the machine will hum--that's all. The needle will not move. I have never used a sewing machine in my life, so I'm lost. Any suggestions?

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Just an idea. Does it have a belt and if so is it tight enough to work? Does the motor turn or is it just humming and needs replacing. Does the belt need replacing. We had an old machine and to get it to work had to take it into a shop that repairs them. Our belt was so old it just slipped and would not work. It probably needs oiling as well.

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In case you do not have the manual the link is a free downloadable manual from Singer. Make sure everything is plugged in correctly. Check the connection from the machine to the foot controller. Instruction Manuals

Andy Tube has videos of the 513 you may find helpful. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsCOZgzzaiKJKoWgl8z-QIZCK70z3yhdH

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the machine needs to be check at a sewing machine shop

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