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It could be the machine needs to be cleaned and lubricated.

It could be the motor needs to be repaired or replaced.

It could be the power pedal needs to be repaired or replaced.

Refer to the maintenance section of the manual for your machine for cleaning and lubricating.

The rest has to be seen live for trouble-shooting.

Take to your sewing machine dealer for an evaluation.

Posted on May 01, 2010


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