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Can't get the wheel on my Singer Prelude to turn forward. I can push it back though. The machines not even threaded. What's going on?

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Chances are there is a small piece of thread stuck in the raceway area, you need to have a good look it might be very smakk but small enough to stop the machine

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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