Best answer: How do you engage a sewing machine?

Why won’t the needle go up and down on my sewing machine?

A disengaged clutch, broken drive belt or internal drive gear failure can prevent the needle from moving. … If the needle won’t move with the clutch engaged, unplug the sewing machine and check the drive belt. Replace the drive belt if it’s broken.

What should you not do with a sewing machine?

Do not rest your foot on the foot pedal when you are not actually sewing as it will heat up and can damage the machine. Do not leave the accessories box lying around as small parts can get lost. Do not pull or push the fabric through the machine. Let the machine feed at its own pace.

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