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Thread: ? About Scraping Old Machines

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    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
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    The sewing machine repair guy I use is ALWAYS happy to take old "useless" machines. He leaves them whole and takes whatever part he might need from them. He also passes on the savings to his customers. Some replacement parts are expensive + shipping, etc. He charges minimal $$ to use salvaged parts.

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    I think I will ask the my repairman again about the T&S before I take it apart because it has new gears. It doesn't have a bobbin case - it has a screwy spring that hold the bobbin in place.

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    irishrose,

    Do you think you could take a pic of the bobbin area on that machine? I've got lots of different kinds of machines but no T&S's. I'm honestly not totally familiar with that bobbin retaining spring it's got. You've got me curious.

    Joe

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    It'll be a few days. I don't have it here right now. It's a little different, for sure. All T & S's don't have it. The one I was given that I passed on to my GD has a regular drop in bobbin. That one sews a great SS, but the ZZ clunks. She's been told to leave the ZZ alone unless my son wants to put a new gear in it.

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    irishrose,

    Is this the same as your machine? Go to the GW auction here: http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem...temID=11283006
    Then go to the 4th pic down on the right. It shows a little lever thing over the top of the bobbin.

    Joe

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    Joe,I have this machine it sewed wonderfully up until about six weeks ago then with a clunk it quit, I opened it up and in the bottom of it were peices of the plastic gears laying in the bottom! Checked with repair man said it would cost $200.00 to fix, it has most of the attachments and manuel say it will chain stitch, which I have never used. Now it sits in a corner with all of its attachments wrapped in plastic to keep dust off. Just have to deside what to do with it!

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    Maggie,

    Well, if it were my machine I'd order the gears in and replace them myself. I've priced most of the bottom gears and they don't run much over $30.00 per set. At least those I've priced don't.
    $200.00 to replace the gears and reset the timing .............. OUCH!!!!

    Did he try to sell you a new one by some chance?


    Joe

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    Yes, that's it. The little gray spring to the right of the bobbin is raised. You can force the slide plate on, but the thread doesn't have room to pass over the bobbin to pick up the bobbin thread. I may take it in and have the guy look at it. I like it because it's a SS machine.

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    irishrose,

    I haven't had the opportunity to work with one like that. I'll just say I hope your OSMG can fix it without selling you the whole store.

    Joe

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    He just fixed the wobbly Pfaff by welding an area for $15. I didn't think that was too bad.

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