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Problem with my machine

I just purchased a used Brother PE-200 Snoopy machine. I get it all set up to embroidery and hit start. The machine whirrs a bit, the needle does nothing, then a message comes up that says "the thread may be tangled or the needle is bent". Neither the needle or the thread has even passed through the fabric at this point. I've threaded and re-threaded to make sure I have it right and neither is there a jam at the bobbin level - especially since the needle hasn't even passed through the fabric. The booklet with the machine says that this message indicates the motor is locked. Am I doing something wrong or does the machine actually need serviced? It was supposed to be in working order according to the seller.

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L have a pe-200 brother machine and the needle won't go down and is making a noise can anyone help .l have checked belt and that's fine thanks

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