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I have a Kenmore model 158.1703 sewing machine. The needle doesn't move when I press the pedal. The motor revs, but there is no movement of the needle. Why?

I bought a used Kenmore model 158.1703 sewing machine. The machine appeared to be very clean & in good condition. I was able to wind the bobbin. When I turn the hand wheel, the needle goes up and down. I can do stitches manually. When I press the pedal, the needle does not move. The motor revs, but there is no needle movement. Help!

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When you move the lever over to wind the bobbin, it releases a clutch that drives the handwheel. This causes the motor belt to not turn the mechanism that drives the needle arm when you are winding the bobbin.

Be sure the bobbin winding arm is in the sew position.
by Manage My Life
January 6th, 2010
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