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Thread: Does anyone recognize this machine?

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    Super Member kitsykeel's Avatar
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    Does anyone recognize this machine?

    Brought this home from our Habitat for Humanity Restore to clean and make sure it runs. Well, it cleaned up nicely and makes a nice stitch, but would not zigzag. Looked inside and found a broken gear (I think that's what it is.) See picture below of broken gear and Name:  restore zigzag machine 019.JPG
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    Kitsy

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    Is that a Sears metal ID tag below the bed? If so it will have the model number which would help with locating and pricing parts.

    Jon

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    She's awfully pretty.

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    Jon,

    I don't know if it is Sears, but it says Model 550 EC, serial no. 20632. Does that mean anything to anyone and how would I look this up?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Is that a Sears metal ID tag below the bed? If so it will have the model number which would help with locating and pricing parts.

    Jon
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    It would not be an easy fix by any means and honestly the time and money put into the machine will not be recoverable.

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    Thanks Candace,

    I am just volunteering on this machine and they will have to sell as is. I'm certain they don't want to pay a repairman what it would cost for parts and labor. I will take it back tomorrow and pick up another and see what I can do for the next one.

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    It would not be an easy fix by any means and honestly the time and money put into the machine will not be recoverable.
    Kitsy

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    Kitsy,

    Put the broken gear in a zip lock and keep it with the machine. Someone might want it as a sample to try to fix it. At least with the broken part there they'd have an idea what they were getting into.

    Another good machine DOA due to plastic junk parts. How sad.

    Joe

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    Hi Joe,

    I swear I thought of you when I looked inside and found that plastic part. Such a shame because it is a very nice machine. Thanks for advice to put part in baggie and attach to machine with a note. We can always count on you for good advice.

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    Kitsy,

    Put the broken gear in a zip lock and keep it with the machine. Someone might want it as a sample to try to fix it. At least with the broken part there they'd have an idea what they were getting into.

    Another good machine DOA due to plastic junk parts. How sad.

    Joe
    Kitsy

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