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Motor turning but needle not moving

Hello I need some help in determining what is exactly wrong with my machine and what i can do to fix it. I have singer 5160 and it is brand new just got it today, it will sew fine for a few then it slows down and then the needle stops moving but the motor is trying to move it, so it makes a growling noise. Please help me, im sew confused?!?!?! Thanks for all help

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If you still need the Manual E-mail me @ [email protected] be sure to put in comment part of e-mail something Like "Looking for a singer 8834 manual" as I delete all e-mail without reading them unless I know the person or what e-mail is about and know its safe , and even then I scan all and report any found to have viruses , etc

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I believe you have a broken gear. These are difficult to repair on your own.

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Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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need needle threading instructions singer 3116 simple. pictures would help. thank you

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Your needle is probably to long or you need to open it more

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