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See that button/knob at the lower right hand-side of the front? The center is a button you depress and hold to reverse. Good luck!

Necchi 3101... | Answered on Jul 26, 2018

If it is an older mechanical machine, you are probably correct. It has probably seized due to lack of regular oiling and cleaning.

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jul 17, 2018

Open the light cover
put some sewing machine oil on the long round
thingee, just above the black square
let this set for awhile
then use a chop stick or pencil/pen and push down [gently!!] on the square while pushing the lifter down
if this doesn't help, put a drop or 2 more of oil and let it set awhile longer
or use WD-40 to break it loose and then clean the long round thingee and put sewing machine oil on it

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jul 16, 2018

If you raise the presser foot, set the stitch length to a 3 or higher, then slowly press the foot control, can you see the feed dogs rise, move backward, then drop and come forward again? If they are not moving, the feed dogs have seized. If they are moving but do not rise above the needle plate, then you have them disengaged.

If they are seized, resist the temptation to run the machine anymore until you can get it serviced. It could damage the motor causing more repair cost.

If they are disengaged (dropped), then you need to find the control lever or dial that engages them.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jul 15, 2018

It's an old metal mechanical machine, right? It is probably seizing due to old oil that has dried. Here's my method for "unfreezing" old sewing machines. (You won't believe how good it sounds and how nicely it runs after you've give it some TLC!)

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jul 04, 2018

it is called bird nesting and is the result of the needle thread tension being too low
recheck that the thread is between the tension plates and not behind them
or disregard the settings and set ti manually
as if you are going to thread the needle , pull the thread and there should be a reasonable amount of effort needed to pull the thread
If there is not resistance to the pull then the tensioner is not applying the necessary tension

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jun 26, 2018

Are you still seeking a manual for the Alco A709-5? I am pretty certain that's the one I have. Be in contact if you want me to scan and email for you.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jun 20, 2018

You can buy a manual here. Probably worth buying if you're going to learn how to use your machine.

These videos may be helpful. Although not your specific model, but most machines thread similarly.

How to thread Necchi model 535 FA sewing machine now with captions

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jun 19, 2018

Check eBay and other auction sites or talk to a sewing machine shop.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jun 08, 2018

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on May 26, 2018

Sorry we do not have that. Contact the manufacturer

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on May 22, 2018

Try Googling (Necchi)(MP200)(manual) without parens for instructions.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on May 13, 2018

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