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Model 385.15718500..machine only goes in reverse

Model 385.15718500..(machine only goes in reverse now .)
stitching is fine but machine reverse lever didn´t work... tried moving stitch length and width slides,out of frustration...
, now lever moves but machine only goes in reverse and not forward...what can be done the machine is only 3 years old.

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Sounds like the reverse mechanism has jammed...either with lint or lack of use and oil/lint has frozen the mechanism.
Unplug the machine and remove the base. Clean all the lint with small brush and vacuum.
Try the reverse lever to see where the connecting rods are and identify the collar around the bottom shaft....try to move manually, use a little lubricant where the collar moves on the shaft.
In extreme cases it may take several applications over several days to rectify this, but as this is only 3 years old, should respond quickly

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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