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My sewing machine now only sews in reverse

When I acquired this machine last week it sewed forward just fine, but the reverse didn't work. Now I got the reverse button to work but it won't sew forward.

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Maybe there's a problem with the reverse and forward button.

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Posted on Sep 27, 2012

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SOURCE: started sewing backwards now not moving material at all

Sounds like the machine's age is causing the lubrication to get sticky.

Try changing the pattern by moving the pattern selector around.

Take out the bobbin and remove the thread and presser foot, raise the presser lever, set the pattern to zig zag, set the stitch length to maximum and run the machine at full speed. While it's running, repeatedly press the reverse lever all the way down. Run it for at least a few minutes.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Machine sews only in reverse

Be sure you are in the correct stitch pattern...if you are on a buttonhole stitch or a stretch stitch it normal for the machine to sew backwards. Be sure your length is to the right of 0 and not in a strtch stitch model or buttonhole mode.

Bonnie

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

Mary Dunn

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SOURCE: Will not sew in reverse.

sometimes it is the spring, open the machine up and take a look at the spring, it may be broken or stretched. It should be located right where the reverse lever is, inside.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

ken dourof

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SOURCE: new home SR 2100 sewing in reverse when it should sew

You need to take the machine in for adjustment, on that model you cannot do it yourself

Posted on Jun 27, 2010

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Try a new needle first failing that you may need to retime the machine, you can email me for an attachment of instructions [email protected]

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