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Multiple troubs A friend bought me a RX-518 @ a yard sale. It has no manual with it, and the motor makes a bad smell, occasionally sparks inside the housing, and sometimes even smokes a little. The machine makes quite a lot of clickity-clackity noises in the area by the needle/presser foot. It seems to really be having a workout just to operate. What are the chances that the motor could be stressing out over a bent or wrong size needle? What should I try before shelling out for a new motor? Or is it too late already and I will inevitably be forced to replace it anyway? I am somewhat mechanically minded, on a tight budget, and would really like to do the necessary repairs myself (unless it's really complex).

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Hi There, I am just new here and just got a new REX hemming machine. I am not too sure if your issue was resolved but just make sure the six little holes on the machine are oiled each time you use the machine.. make sure all screws are tightened and make sure the motor itself is not loose, this was an issue with my new machine and why it would not run, since REX has no support I had to troubleshoot myself.

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