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My kenmore sewing machine is stuck in the reverse mode

It sews perfect but only goes reverse

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  • Jimmie Sill Jan 06, 2015

    Hi Margaret Ann Fast, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? WHAT IS YOUR MACHINE TYPE?

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The feed assembly is starting to seize. You will have to take it in to be serviced

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