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I plugged in my machine after it had been sitting idle for about a year. I have power and can hear the motor turning, but the needle doesn't move. It acts like a 'clutch' has been disengaged. Is there a way to disengage the drive train; for instance when you are filling a bunch of bobbins? I seem to remember a machine that you could do this with but it masy be another. There is no troubleshooting guide in the owner's manual. Can you help?

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Does sound like machine is in bobbin winding mode. The clutch may be disengaged by an inner wheel on the flywheel, flicking the bobbin spindle over or a button.

Best thing is to check the manual for your machine as they all vary. Go to
then type in the model number with a w in front and click search.

The White and Singer manuals are listed here and many are free downloads as pdfs.

I hope this helps you out.

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