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I have an old Singer Sewing Machine that the wheel that

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I have an old Singer Sewing Machine that the wheel that causes the neeedle to work turn but doesn't engage.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Appliance
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

If the needle is not engaging the bobbin thread, then you might have the bobbin turned the wrong way around. Check that first and also try removing the top thread and rethreading the sewing machine. You may also need to change the needle if it is bent or blunt.

Another fix that usually works is to hold the thread in the needle to the left while you put the needle down to pick up the bobbin thread.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, it's that the presser foot will not even move up and down. The wheel that moves the belt is not moving the belt.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Does the mechanism seem seized?

These older machines need serviced regularly. Has the machine been serviced recently?