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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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