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Thread: Needle doesn’t move on 221 featherweight

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    Needle doesn’t move on 221 featherweight

    I was sewing fine until a thread tangled. I cut the thread and now only the belt moves when I press the foot pedal. If I manually move the wheel it’s very hard and still needle does not move.
    what do I do now to make it run??
    thanks!
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    With the Featherweight it's common to get a tiny bit of thread in the bobbin area and it jams the machine. There are a few videos on this, but the general trick is to take out the bobbin case, perhaps race and hook too, take off the bottom pan, look for the piece of thread jamming the movment. You might need tweezers.

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    I agree with Mickey. When I have problems with my 301 or one of the FW's its often a tiny piece of thread stuck in the bobbin area. A nice little LED flashlight helps me to see them.
    Patrice S

    Bernina Artista 180, Singer 301a, Featherweight Centennial, Rocketeer, Juki 2200 QVP Mini, White 1964 Featherweight

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    Thank-you, that was the issue- a small piece of thread!! You guys are wonderful!!
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