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the belt on my sears kenmore sewing machine is running and moving but the part that moves the needle up and down is not moving?

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Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I can understand wanting know the machine is working but not moving the needle.

It sounds like you have not got the bobbin winder hand wheel lock in place.

Depending on the model machine you have the bobbin on some models when activated for winding a bobbin will not move the hand wheel. Make you push the bobbin winder back to the left position.

On some models you have a hand wheel lock in the center of the hand wheel that will either need to be pushed in or turned to lock the hand wheel for driving the machine.

I hope this will help. Please include the model number of your machine if you need more help.

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by Sam A Earned 707 community points in Small Kitchen Appliances
March 11th, 2011
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I know it can be very frustrating to have a Kenmore sewing machine you depend on break down. Managemylife.com is always a great resource to find answers to just about anything. I would suggest that you provide the model # and any other information that you think may help your expert respond with the best possible response. Just click on reply below and then add your information. I did do some research for you at managemylife and found an expert answer to a similar question. This may shed some light on the problem until your expert can respond. The link has been attached below.
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