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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2007 04:37:20 PM »

On my old singer you have to pull the knee pedal from horizontal to vertical position. Then press it to "go". Maybe it's not all the way engaged.
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2007 06:17:48 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2007 06:23:55 AM »

Since it hasn't been used for awhile, you should take it in for a tuneup. Ideally, sewing machines are tuned every year or 2.  You can look in your yellow pages for a sewing machine place.  The repair people can give you some tips on how to use it.
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2007 09:16:04 AM »

I've got nothing to add except that the title of this thread is the funniest thing I've read in a while!  I'm glad you found the lever and I hope you  have years of sewing pleasure with that wonderful machine!

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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2007 02:05:20 PM »

It's possible that you've disengaged the motor by loosening the center knob in the middle of the big knob on the Right hand side of your machine (you would normally do this, or turn it counter clockwise,  to wind a bobbin on the top of your machine). To tighten it, hold the big knob or wheel,  on the right hand side of your machine, with your left hand, and then tighten  the center knob to the Right (clockwise direction) while you hold the other with your left.

Clear as mud, huh?

Well, when you take your machine in to be cleaned, you can ask about it....I'm going to feel pretty dumb if there aren't two wheelie-knobs one on top of the other on that Right hand side.
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2007 02:08:02 PM »

Incidentally, I grew up using a knee lever on my mom's sewing machine and I LOVED it, and hated having to switch over to a foot pedal for my serger.... simple preference, but I'm teachable, I hope.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2007 07:54:25 PM »

ha ha, don't worry, I actually understand exactly what you are saying, and yes there are two knobs, so no reason to feel dumb! I'll make sure to give it a try.

It's possible that you've disengaged the motor by loosening the center knob in the middle of the big knob on the Right hand side of your machine (you would normally do this, or turn it counter clockwise,  to wind a bobbin on the top of your machine). To tighten it, hold the big knob or wheel,  on the right hand side of your machine, with your left hand, and then tighten  the center knob to the Right (clockwise direction) while you hold the other with your left.

Clear as mud, huh?

Well, when you take your machine in to be cleaned, you can ask about it....I'm going to feel pretty dumb if there aren't two wheelie-knobs one on top of the other on that Right hand side.
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