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Thread: Bobbin race on 221 FW

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    Bobbin race on 221 FW

    Saw a FW for sale that has the bobbin race completely removed. Is this hard to replace and time? How many parts should there be?
    Cheryl Robinson
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    It's an expensive part and it really depends on your skill level. The machine would have to be retimed. It would cost at least $50 and likely more to get a replacement bobbin assembly. And the bobbin case alone is about $50 for an original, vintage one.

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    How hard is it to learn to retime a FW. Where would you go to learn to do this?
    Cheryl Robinson
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    Some folks have taken Ray White's classes, though I've mainly learned from doing my online research and reading and spending hours and hours working on machines.

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    Timing is much easier to learn in person than from books or even videos. Have taken Ray White's classes and recommend him highly. Once you are able to visualize 93/1000 of an inch, it helps. More than that, you have to learn when to see it.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    And regarding this particular FW, I would choose to wait for a complete unit. Your mileage may vary, of course.
    Stephanie in Mena

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