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Consew sounds and runs real rough

So, our Consew yesterday started to sound like there was some serious gear grinding. it feels like there is some strong metal on metal contact somewhere. it no longer runs smooth like it always has. i have oiled everything that i know to oil and nothing has changed. any advice?? thanks

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Clean under needle plate....lint ec, also under bobbin case. If this does not help, it isprobably due for a service....if you continue to use it in this condition it may well do serious damage and need replacement.

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