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It sounds like either your feed drive motor is gone or the main front board. Probably the board, call a local dealer and ask if they have seen this problem, and offer a solution, a husqvarna dealer is the only one who would understand this issue. The board may not be available any more, we are having problems with supply here in Canada with parts on that old a unit. If its the #1plus or 1250 model you are referring to. A "newer" designer 1 would have the same solution, but parts are readily available for it. Now if its an older mechanical machine the reverse mechanism could be jammed and needes lubrication.

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