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Thread: slant-o-matic wednesday!

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    Senior Member stillclock's Avatar
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    slant-o-matic wednesday!

    i'm going to get the singer 401 today

    we agreed on $80 because it has no accessories.

    it's not the perfect answer, but i am really looking forward to playing with all those decorative stitches and getting to know a new machine.

    i'm SO excited!!!

    aileen

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    Greatfor you!

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    the cold weather in the garage hasn't done it any favours.

    it needs a really good cleaning and servicing.

    i am about to learn how to do this all by myself!

    aileen

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    i mean i am going to use the library and the internet and not do anything foolish.

    i know where the good repair shop in town is

    aileen

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    well i lubed it like a something or other and it sure sounds smoother!

    i'm not sure how to make it do all the fancy stitches or if it needs to be serviced or what.

    but! it's 7:05 and the kidlet hasn't eaten so play time for mother is over (for now.)

    aileen

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    aileen,

    Somewhere on here I have posted annotated pics of where to oil and grease 401s. I forgot to bookmark it so I can't find it. But it's in here somewhere if you can scare it up.

    Also here is the Singer site for owners manuals. Just key in 401 and you can get a free download. I suggest you save it to your hard drive and print it out so you can take it with you to your machine. Everything you need to know about the 401 is in the manual.
    { http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals }

    One of the best cleaners I've found for the later Singers is denatured alcohol, q-tips and cotton balls. I just did a 500 with that combo. Then after I had it working my wife took it away from me ....

    This design of Singer machines are oil hogs. Lots of moving parts that need oil. I suggest Tri-Flow oil and grease. It does make a difference.

    Joe

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    Congrats, enjoy!!!!!

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    You will love it!
    Grammy Dorthy
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    Have fun getting to know your new sewbaby!
    Cindy

    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillclock View Post
    well i lubed it like a something or other and it sure sounds smoother!

    i'm not sure how to make it do all the fancy stitches or if it needs to be serviced or what.

    but! it's 7:05 and the kidlet hasn't eaten so play time for mother is over (for now.)

    aileen
    For the fancy stitches . . . flip its lid and the directions are all under there.

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