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Thread: Singer 401A sewing machine question

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    Senior Member CarolLady's Avatar
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    Well over the summer I was busy outside. So this winter I have taken my sewing machine to be cleaned. I have been told that it has a worn hook tip on the bobbin case that causes it to skip stitches when doing zig zag stitches and that it will run another $150.00 to get it fixed. Is this to much to pay for this fix and is the machine worth it? Is it a fix I could do if I can find the part online? Any one know what the part would be for it so that I could look it up online? The service person said it was a worn hook tip in the bobbin case. Any and all information would be appreciated.
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    I was afraid this would get lost in the the original post I had posted in May. That's why I am reposting it. sorry for any confusion.

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    Billy -- lostn51 -- might be able to help send him a PM ?

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    Carol, that sounds awfully expensive!! I would go to the machine shop here on the board. Billy (lostn51) and Charlee know a lot about vintage machines.

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    Thanks.

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    i would try to find a way to fix myself

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    searching online now. Thanks

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    I would get a second opinion. But I would still pay that to get it fixed. If you keep this machine in good repair, it will last forever.

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    Thanks for that info alimaui... I figured if it's taking up space I want it in working condition. Just trying to save some money if the price they are asking is to much. Because that would be on top of the $75 to service it.

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    I see these machines for sale on CL here for anywhere from $40-$100....so I'd be hard pressed to spend double that much to fix one:<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I see these machines for sale on CL here for anywhere from $40-$100....so I'd be hard pressed to spend double that much to fix one:<
    That was my thought too.

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