So, the picture is sideways but my hubby scored today. He found a 201 at a consignment shop and picked it up for me. It is absolutely filthy, and the cabinet needs some work but I think it will be a winner. The decals are pretty faded and you can tell it was actually used, but I can't wait to have a go at her.
Now, how do I clean this up? I am going to take a look at the videos on this site, but would it be easier to take it to a SM shop to get it cleaned the first time? I have absolutely no idea what to do, and don't want to break it. I pluged it in...the light works and the needle/feed dogs move well. My main concern is that the motor starts smoking whenever I press the pedal down. What could cause this? Would love any info you can give!!