will not sew backwards

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**I have a white rotary I have use it before and it sews backwards.  Well, I
tried today and I cant get it to do it now.


Re: will not sew backwards
Connie wrote:
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Congratulations!  

Re: will not sew backwards
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My first thought is that it needs a thorough cleaning and proper lubrication.  
If it's been "oiled" with something like WD-40, the lubrication may  
be entirely evaporated and the linkage that allows reverse is now frozen.  
If it's been oiled with something like 3-in-1 type household oils, the  
oil may have gotten gummy and stopped the reverse action.

If it's an older machine, out of warranty (and I suspect it is), then  
you might want to consider joining the yahoo group "wefixit" and learning
how to clean and oil and adjust this machine yourself.  If it's a newer  
machine or you're not fascinated with mechanics, take it in to your  
repair shop. Around me, in the PNW US, a COA runs $50-120, depending on the  
complexity of the machine.

Kay

Re: will not sew backwards
On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:44:02 AM UTC-6, Connie wrote:
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Same thing happened to me!!!

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