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Reverse lever My machine will only sew in reverse. Have used reverse lever many times but never had it stay in reverse. There seems to be no resistance when pushing lever.

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Lever must be locked in. if possible, you must open it and try to look for something blocking it. maybe a faulty spring or something.

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