When you say you can't get the arm to move are you talking about the needle bar, if this is the case the chances are if you broke the needle there may be a piece stuck in the bobbib case area but can you be a bit more explicit.
i havent tryed sewing machines befor but i would take it apart and se wat was casing it to get stuck.also try gettin the skematics for that make and model of sewing machine if nothing else it will atleast give you a better understanding of how the machine works and may help you solve the problem.
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Sewing Machine: Needle won't move
A disengaged clutch, broken drive belt or internal drive gear failure can prevent the needle from moving. Engage the hand wheel clutch if you have it disengaged for bobbin winding. If the needle won't move with the clutch engaged, unplug the sewing machine and check the drive belt. https://www.searspartsdirect.com/diy/symptom/sewing-machine-repair/1234596/needle-won-t-move/smac1011147
How to Fix Brother Sewing Machine Error Code E6
Q: What does E6 error message mean?
A: The motor locked up because thread is tangled
Q: How to fix E6 error message?
A: Do the following:
The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the upper thread and any loose threads. Raise the pressure foot, raise the needle to its highest position and rethread the machine.
Remove the bobbin and bobbin case to clean any lint or loose threads. Install the bobbin case so that the projection on it aligns with the spring. Then install the bobbin into the bobbin case.
The needle could be bent. Replace the needle making sure the flat side is facing the back.
1. Remove the bobbin case.
2. Wipe out the oil.
3. Bobbin case rides unto an area that looks like a race track. (Called Race). Wipe out oil.
4. After cleaning oil out take a drop and place unto race.
5. Replace bobbin. (Wipe oil if there is any.)
6. Remove oil from the needle arm. (Goes up and down holding unto the needle.)
7. Replace a small amount of oil on the needle arm.
The sewing the machine should sew very well. It may have some resistance when you turn the hand wheel by hand. Likely, this is due to the machine being new and not being broke in. Otherwise, it would need to be lubricated throughout the machine. Give it while!
have you checked to see if the needle is inserted correctly into the needle clamp,,all the way up into the needle clamp & that the needle is turned the right way also check to make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case. if you have checked for this then the following is possible it's very possible that when you broke the needle that it caused the machine to jump time, & it would have to be taken to a sewing machine shop to be retimed.
un thread, raise the pressure foot then manually turn the flywheel towards you and watch the feed dogs (the teeth that move under the needle plate). If they are not moving around and coming up above the needle plate then one of two things:
either you've accidentially disengaged the feed dogs, check the manual for instructions to reengage, sometimes a knob, button or slide, often on the front base or around the back of the free arm.
If they are engaged but not moving up at all, then something has gone in the drive to them, usually a gear in the free arm area. In which case, take to the shop for repair.
did you turn the machine off and unpluged it for awhile...locking up may be a safety feature to protect machine from further damage
Make sure to remove broken needle if possible and turn lever by hand after restarting machine