Why is my sewing machine wheel not turning?

How do you unlock the handwheel on a sewing machine?

Try to turn the handwheel toward the back of the machine to free up the locked handwheel. 2. Check to make sure that the upper thread is not tangled up. – Re-thread the machine and check if that frees up the handwheel.

How do you fix a sewing machine that will not move?

Engage the hand wheel clutch if you have it disengaged for bobbin winding. 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. If the drive belt is okay, an internal drive gear failure is likely preventing the needle from moving.

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