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If, it has been sitting for a while, try this trick, take off the case, (pay attention to where the screws go and put them in a bowl) now take a hair dryer and let it blow on the reverse lever and the stitch length control. While you are there oil your machine as per your manual. Sometimes they get stuck from lack of use and will not sew for you. Hope it works, other than that you may have to take it in for service. Good luck

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