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My knob that lifts my needle up and down won't turn and I'm afraid to force it there is no thread tangled up in it.

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One thing I would try is, take a screw driver (short stubby straight) and open the throat plate under the presser foot, you may be surprised that a lot of lint is there, resembling a piece of felt, sort of, that should not be there. Clean it out and lube your machine as per your manual. Change your needle and rethread. Another thought is that the belt for your machine is disengaged, then you have to take the cover off and check that. Good luck to you, I hope that I helped. Happy New Year

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