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Thread: Singer 500 -- HELP w/ hand-wheel??

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    Singer 500 -- HELP w/ hand-wheel??

    Hello I have a really nice Singer 500 that I'm exploring. It sewed great until i had to wind a bobbin and the hand-wheel does not stop the needle from running. I have other singers like this so i know how to disengage for bobbin-winding but the hand-wheel turns and turns. I'm a little concerned bc i oiled everything before i started playing with it and i'm wondering if i may've put oil somewhere i shouldn't have? I guess I'd like to know if this is an $$ repair or something I can do myself? I am not wanting to spend $80 on it bc I have a fully functioning 500 already. I got great stitches from this one and its in nice condition otherwise. Any advice/help much appreciated!!

    Mea
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    Mea,

    T'm not sure if your hand wheel is the same as this one, but try Rain's great blog for a possible solution: http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2012/06/ho...om-moving.html

    Shari

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Mea,

    T'm not sure if your hand wheel is the same as this one, but try Rain's great blog for a possible solution: http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2012/06/ho...om-moving.html

    Shari
    I have found his blog so helpful. I haven't seen any new posts, lately, though...
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Shari, that is of huge benefit! Now if only i can find the screws that release the handwheel on the 500. its a bit different than the one in the tutorial but it sure sounds like the problem would be solved in the very same way!! Thanks so much for helping me!
    mea

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    mea12, I've posted a reply with a photo on the other thread you started. There are two handwheels on a 500 and you need to hold one steady while you turn the other to disengage the clutch.

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