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The backstitch lever isn't working. What I mean when it isn't working is that it won't backstitch AT ALL it just keeps going forward. I just recently got a couple of weeks ago and I have used it once before this happen also when it happen it was the same day. I tool it apart to see if i could find the problem but there doesn't seem like there was one. I also made sure that nothing was with the machine like thread. Any help?

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Call Singer at 1-800-4singer customer service and ask them because you are still under warranty. Something doesn't seem right, and it shouldn't cost you anything.

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