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My mom just shipped me a sewing machine that someone gave her (so I don't know the history of this machine). I just plugged it in and the light comes on, but when I press the foot pedal, it just makes noise adn the needle doesn't move. Any suggestions on what to try next?! As if it isn't terribly obvious - this is my first go at sewing! Thank you!

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I don't know how much you know about sewing but you can download a free copy of your manual at and it should answer a lot of questions, such as stitch length, width, threading etc. I would say that you have to put it on a specific stitch length but without seeing it, who can tell? You may be best off signing up for a beginner sewing class. Good luck

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