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Toyota RS2000-2D I can't move the handwheel at all. so the needle isn't going up and down. Help!

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If you or somebody else had used the bobbin retreading function and forgot to disengage the bobbin retreader, the handle will not moved.

This is a simple solution, just disengage the bobbin retreader and it will be OK.

Otherwise it could be a jammed bobbin or any other mechanical part or simple no current is passing thorough the machine.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008


My Wife has the same sewing machine and exactly the same thingvhappend to it. I took it apart and the bearings on the main drive have seized up. The machine will work for 10mins or so and then it will seize up. There is no point trying to lubricate the bearings now (they looked as though they hadn't been lubricated when it left the factory) as the damage has been done.

I have been looking for parts for this machine, but it seems like they are not available. Incedently, reviews of this machine are pretty bad.
I guess, I am going to have to buy a new sewing machine for her.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008


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