New Home 1585 sewing machine stuck in reverse

A New Home Model 1585 was stuck in reverse. Can we fix it?

First step is to remove the front cover.

Pull off the knobs, remembering their position (there are some index holes if you forget)

Undo circled screw and remove side cover
Remove red screw and loosen yellow screw
Remove these two screws on the bottom
Remove this screw behind the bobbin cover
Remove the lamp cover and this screw. The front cover can then be removed. It is held on by several plastic clips.

The lump of metal indicated was the problem. It was not retracting when the reversing lever was released. Some cleaning and light oiling helped but the final solution was to slightly loosen the screw marked in red.

Reassemble and all was well

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