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Sewing machine, motor runs but does not sew

I have a BayCres sewing machine bought twenty some year ago from the Bay. Now this machine does not move at all but the motor is running. Where should I look at first? thanks you!

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  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    manual handwheel does operate. motor runs but does not operate seger.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Hi:I have a singer 2502 the motor moves but nothing alse.

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    sewing machine motor



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