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Sews backwards and pressing the "reverse" tab doesn't do anything.

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Hi,

you will need to have it serviced, sounds like an internal issue with the dial .
Let us know if you want something more else accept the suggestion.
Thank You for contacting Fixya.com


Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • Hap H Jun 03, 2010

    so the lever is connected to a "dial?"



  • Aparajita Batabyal
    Aparajita Batabyal Jun 03, 2010

    Hi,



    Sorry for the inconvinience. Since the problem is internal it was a bit confusing and difficult to answer it without seein the machine in question.

    However I am giving you a general view related about the problem in your machine.

    Hope it would serve the purpose.

    The reverse mechanism is stuck. The machine has to be completely disassembled to get to the problem. It is usually not a big deal to get it "unstuck" but taking it apart can be a pain. A good machine tech. can do it easily or you can give it a shot. Just look what the reverse lever actuates and see how it is stuck in the reverse position. It is usually the stitch length/reverse block.

    Let us know if you want something more else accept the suggestion.

    Thank You for contacting Fixya.com





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