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Thread: Got one for cheep this time: MW Signature w/cams

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    Just picked up one of these. Serviced she sure is quiet. The numbers around the stitch length are gone. Looks like a glued on dial. Any ideas where to get one?

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    Bezzer,

    I have no idea really.

    Sorry I couldn't help.

    Joe

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    Joe,

    I have one of these Wards UHT 275A that was my mother's. It looks identical to your pics posted in June 2012. I have spent hours on the internet looking for an instruction manual. You wouldn't by chance have one you could copy or scan that could be emailed would you?

    Thanks,

    Donna

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    Went to the link but photo no longer available. Glad Joe was able to post it. Looks like a good deal.

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    Donna,

    I'll see if there's a manual with it. I don't think so, but with the number of machines we've got being confused is easy.

    What are you having troubles with? It's a very simple machine, I'll try and help if I can.

    Joe

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    Joe,

    Thanks for the reply. I have just started sewing again after MANY years after getting this machine left by my mother. I have some issues with setting the tensions and length of the stitches. The machine seems to run great but I run into some problems on different materials. I have been able to resolve with a lot of "trial and error" and just thought if I could get my hands on a manual I could save myself a lot of time and frustration. I know it was a long shot, but the fact that you got all the cams with the machine, I thought the manual may also have been included. Thanks.

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    I have a UHT J278A but the zig zag is really tiny and won't straight stitch or lengthen stitiches. I have a lady who wants a machine and was going to sell it but can't get it to sew straight. No cams and it also says it is a HAPPY machine in the underside.

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    amyjo,

    When the controls do not produce the stitches they should it's a good indication there are some parts inside that are frozen up.
    Use Tri-Flow and soak it all. Pay careful attention to the moving parts under the face plate and behind the control levers or knobs. Work all the controls as you oil the machine and if that is the problem, it should free up. You might have to use some heat, but check for plastic parts first.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    I have a UHT J278A but the zig zag is really tiny and won't straight stitch or lengthen stitiches. I have a lady who wants a machine and was going to sell it but can't get it to sew straight. No cams and it also says it is a HAPPY machine in the underside.
    Adjuster's manual for sale, and it covers through 276, which you said seems the same as your 278
    http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Wards/Wards_Service_Manuals/UHT-259-260-275-276_Service_Manual.htm

    buy a PDF adjuster manual here
    http://www.sewingmanuals.com/Sewing_...ds_Service.htm
    Last edited by MadCow333; 06-02-2013 at 07:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakefun50 View Post
    Joe,

    I have one of these Wards UHT 275A that was my mother's. It looks identical to your pics posted in June 2012. I have spent hours on the internet looking for an instruction manual. You wouldn't by chance have one you could copy or scan that could be emailed would you?

    Thanks,

    Donna
    http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...g_Machines.htm
    look at the 275 and the 276 and 276C and see if any is the same machine as your 275A

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vintag...achines/files/
    ^ Join that group and see if there is something posted in the Files that is close enough.
    eta: Look at the DressmakerSWA2000. Looks pretty close, to me.
    Last edited by MadCow333; 06-02-2013 at 08:04 AM.

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