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Problem in Motor as well as Mechanical Cam System

I have this Nechhi Mechanical Sewing Machine for the last many years. The Motor got burnt and the Mechanical Cam System has completely stopped working. We cannot make any designs due to this. Kindly let us know what to do. In case I can get both parts New, kindly let me know the price as well as freight charges for Chandigarh/India.
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