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Good morning, My machine is about 30 years old. The reverse button is sticking. So I opened the back up and there is a little spring which attaches to something (?) but has come off. (I think) Any ideas or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks Maggie

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Hi, Happy New Year
Is your dealer close to your home? Sometimes the salespeople are able to help you for no charge. I know the girls who work at my dealer (JoAnn's fabrics, Viking center) are super good about helping anybody who has a Husqvarna machine. I would be afraid to have someone else monkey with it for fear they would mess it up more. Plus, you have a great machine and it probably is due for a little love and attention, like a tuneup anyway, if they have to send it out for service. It is definately worth fixing. I do not have a schematic of your machine so unless someone has one, or are familiar with the model they really cannot advise you. Good Luck.

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