Sewing Machine: Needle won't move

The needle won't move when the hand wheel clutch is disengaged for bobbin winding. Engage the hand wheel clutch to set up the sewing machine for stitching. The needle also won't move when the drive belt breaks. Unplug the sewing machine and replace the drive belt if it's broken.

These repairs may help solve your Sewing Machine problem:

Replace the sewing machine drive belt

Drive belt

The drive belt transfers motor rotation to the hand wheel and upper shaft. If the belt breaks, the hand wheel won't move and the bobbin-winding spindle won't spin. Examine the drive belt and replace it if it's worn or broken.

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