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Thread: Help with older machine--bobbin thread doesn't catch

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    Help with older machine--bobbin thread doesn't catch

    A young friend of mine got a free Singer Machine, a 1946 class 15. The upper thread won't catch the bobbin thread.
    Also does anyone have a manual she can get a copy of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    What do you mean potted motor?
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    The 101, 15-91 and 201-2 have an external motor that meshes directly with gearing on the inside of the machine rather than using a belt. It's colloquially known as a potted motor. Sorry for slipping up there.

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    Here's a picture of a 66 with the external motor followed by a 15-91 with the potted motor
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    Thanks for your help!
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    Did you clean the lint out of the machine and oil it well? Is the needle in the correct way? Backwards needles won't pick up.

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    this is a link to an old thread - you may have to cut and paste to get to the sites:
    ???????????sewing machine not stitching???????????? maybe it will help you figure it out
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    this is a link to an old thread - you may have to cut and paste to get to the sites:
    ???????????sewing machine not stitching???????????? maybe it will help you figure it out
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    Do you have the right needle?
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