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Most machines the handwheel turns toward you. The one exception to that rule that I know of is the older White Rotary machines: Their handwheel is turned away from you. The easiest way to check is to make sure the machine is not in reverse(if it has a reverse or backtack) and turn the handwheel when the machine is unthreaded, if the feeddogs move towards the back of the machine (away from you when you are seated in front of the machine), you are turning the handwheel in the correct direction.

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