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The hand wheel appears to be jammed. I cannt hand turn it nor will the motor drive it. However the motor will drive the bobbin winder.

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There is thread binding your bobbin area, clean your machine with a brush.

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  • 2Hold the hand wheel in place with your left hand while turning the hand wheel knob counterclockwise with your right hand to loosen the hand wheel knob.
  • 3Place the desired spool of thread on the spool pin so that the pin fits all the way through the hole in the center of the spool. Put the spool holder onto the end of the spool pin that is sticking through the spool of thread and press firmly to ensure that the spool holder keeps the spool in place.
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