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Thread: Sewing machine trouble - vintage WHITE 764

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    I don't know if I'm posting this on the correct board or not.

    I just picked up a vintage White 764 sewing machine today (craigslist) She's a beauty. I have a huge issue I need help with however. When I plug it in, it's already sewing, needle going up and down, full speed. This happens when I plug it in to the knee control, and when I plug it into an extension cord directly. I am hoping this is a simple problem to correct. Any ideas? (Also, does anyone have a manual for this machine? If so, I'd be happy to buy a copy of yours! Let me know. Thanks to all.
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    THAT is a COOL machine!! I want one! :lol:

    Here is your manual:
    http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...hite-764-x.pdf

    You have a contact issue with your controller. I'm not sure how to tell you how to fix it, but I'm betting someone will!! (My 201 did that too...but William fixed it)

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    Are there two outlets to plug into? My Admiral did this. I reversed the power cord and the foot pedal and it was fine.

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    My idea was that it sounds like the speed controller is sticking. I'm sure you have checked that, but if not I would make sure there is no gumminess around it. But I also think the person who said there are two ways to plug it in has a good idea.I know thats how it is on one of my machines.

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    Hi, I have a White 763 (which is the same machine only straight stitch only). FYI it's also called the My Fair Lady Machines because they debuted at the World Fair;>

    Anyway, there should be a motor plug and a light plug. If you put the motor cord into the light plug it will run constantly like you've stated. You should have a dual outlet with this machine marked "light" and "motor" and it sounds like you've got the cords switched. You can PM me to help if need be. I love my 763 for it's awesome straight stitch. Great line.

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    Good morning everyone!
    I haven't even had my coffee yet... I had to get back here. Before I logged in, it hit me.... I think I got the outlets mixed up, and I need to switch them. I haven't made my way to the sewing room to check it out yet... but that's GOT to be it! Yes.. I'm a ding ding! (that's what we call dingalings around here) LOL. I'll let you know later... after I have my coffee. Oh if I would just think upon these things a little longer. tee hee.... oh well. But if I did that, I wouldn't have googled my issue... and I wouldn't have found this board!... and all you super sweet people!

    CHARLEE! Thank you for the manual!!!! I really appreciate that!!!

    So I'll be back to let you know how it worked out. I did notice I'm missing the bobbin shuttle too... but I think I can swipe one from another machine I have. I think..... man, I just want to take her for a test drive!!!

    Candace: I love to hear that you love your 763! Does my 764 have a nickname?

    See ya'll later.

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    Boy do I feel dumb! I had the plugs into the wrong outlets on the sewing desk. Problem solved. Must of been the heat yesterday.... yeah, that's it.. LOL Thanks again for everything.

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    Beautiful machine! Love it's design :D:D:D
    Happy to hear it was an easy fix :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by stedfast
    Boy do I feel dumb! I had the plugs into the wrong outlets on the sewing desk. Problem solved. Must of been the heat yesterday.... yeah, that's it.. LOL Thanks again for everything.
    No problem. I occasionally put them in the wrong plug, too. That's why I knew exactly what you were doing!

    Yes, both of our models are nicknamed "White Fair Lady". You can google it, there are a few websites about it, I believe.

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    Thanks for sharing that. I love to learn about the history behind these old machines. Now I just need the hook shuttle!! One of these days i'll get to sew!

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