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My sewing machine has suddenly slowed down its sewing speed no matter how hard I push on thefoot pedal , it was working normally about 2 hours ago and now is painfully slow - do I need to oil it. It say snothing about this in the instruction book

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Set the speed control slider to high speed.

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Is the hand wheel hard to turn? If so this could be a lot of things, anywere from needing lubrication to a siezed bushing or just a large amout of thread in the takeup lever.
You will need to remove the covers to diagnos this problem. I so I would recomend taking it to your dealer for a clean and service. If they tell you it is not repairable go somewere ells. That just means he does not no how to fix it.
If the handwheel is not hard to turn let me know.

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    HaZel Quitter Apr 11, 2015

    My handwheel Is difficult to turn. This is a new machine. I've used it twice. It also was squeeking a bit from the inside. I oiled all moving parts, then it slowed to a crawl. My needle is good. I'm at a loss

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    HaZel Quitter Apr 11, 2015

    My handwheel Is difficult to turn. This is a new machine. I've used it twice. It also was squeeking a bit from the inside. I oiled all moving parts, then it slowed to a crawl. My needle is good. I'm at a loss



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