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Thread: Need help!! Part for Singer 201

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    Need help!! Part for Singer 201

    I sent my Singer 201 to the shop because I just didn't have time to do the work. He rewired the motor and has it working. But today he called to tell me the hook is broken. Can I use one off of a 66 model machine??? Or where could I find one. I really would like to have both my 66 and 201 working. So I really don't want to take parts from my 66.

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    Your OSMG should be able to tell you if he has the ability to get donor parts. It looks like repro hooks for 201's are hard to come by as they're not made any more. If your patient, you should be able to hunt for one if he doesn't have a donor machine.

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    quilt'nmomma,

    Check with Steve at "The Sewing Center" He is in Springfield, IL.
    217 525 7744 He has a decent supply of donor machines in his shop.

    Elaine & Joe

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    Thxs J miller.

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    I was told that parts from a 15-91 would also fit a 201. Not sure if that is true or not.
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl View Post
    I was told that parts from a 15-91 would also fit a 201. Not sure if that is true or not.
    I don't see how they can share a hook, since the 15 is vertical, and the 201 is horizontal, but I'm sure open to learning something today. If no one can answer, I'll pull out my parts books tomorrow.

    Same with the 66. The 66 is horizontal too, but uses a bobbin case that's completely different. I think you may find that the 1200 can share,... but that seems to be more rare than a 201, here at least.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    I don't see how they can share a hook, since the 15 is vertical, and the 201 is horizontal, but I'm sure open to learning something today. If no one can answer, I'll pull out my parts books tomorrow.

    Same with the 66. The 66 is horizontal too, but uses a bobbin case that's completely different. I think you may find that the 1200 can share,... but that seems to be more rare than a 201, here at least.
    You are right - they don't have the same type bobbin. I wonder if the person I was talking to meant other parts such as needle bar, take up lever, etc. Or, maybe they just didn't know what they were talking about... I am fairly new to the vintage world, so I tend to drink in any knowledge I can get. Guess I need to check what I am told out for myself!
    Thanks for the correction on my info!
    Linda
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    They look really similar, but under the hood, they're really quite different. I just pulled my book out to see how different, because I'm curious.

    In a quick look, they can share a few bolts, the stitch length plate (but not the mechanism and lever behind it), the side arm plate, needle plate, balance wheel, and a few things like that. Even the take up lever is different, and the needle bar for sure (based on part number)

    The part number for the hook you're looking for quilt'nmomma is 45271, and when I looked it up on sewing parts online, it said these are the machines that use the same hook: 201-2, 1200, 1200-1, 935U

    I find it curious that all of the charts I have only refer to the 201-2 (potted motor), not the 201-1 or the 201-3. I hope if yours is one of the other ones that the hook number is the same. If I can check mine (201-3) while I'm giving it's "welcome to your new home" cleaning / tuneup, I'll post back and let you know for sure.

    So please don't take your 66 apart, it won't help either machine!
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post

    I find it curious that all of the charts I have only refer to the 201-2 (potted motor), not the 201-1 or the 201-3. I hope if yours is one of the other ones that the hook number is the same. If I can check mine (201-3) while I'm giving it's "welcome to your new home" cleaning / tuneup, I'll post back and let you know for sure.
    Check. The Hook is the same in the 201-3, as well. I thought it would be, but it's always good to check for sure.
    Sorry for the late confirmation, it took longer than I thought to get it all cleaned and checked out, especially when I threw the timing off trying to take the hook out to clean it.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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