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Thread: Timing Gone.

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    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
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    Joe's sewing machine rescue and rehab ranch. LOL. I'd give it a try but that is quite a way to drive.

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    Was it an OSMG (Old Sewing Machine Guy) at the shop that told you the timing mechanism was worn out? I am wondering perhaps they did not have anyone there who knew how to time your machine. Don't give up on your sewing machine. If you can post a pic of your machine or give us the serial number we can try to help you bring her back to functionality.
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    Get J Miller on the phone; I bet he can walk you through it. I have a repairman here in TN who comes to my home and fixes six at a time for me for $180. Best thing that ever happened to both of us. He comes when he can, and I watch and learn. His full-time living "job" is repairing commercial machines for factories all over TN, etc. It is sometimes hard to catch him though; so I just stack them up and wait for him, he can't work on the new computerized machines, but he can sure get an old-timer back up and humming. Love, love, love him.
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    I pick the machine up tonight and I will ask more questions about what is wrong. The owner was trying to fixing it.

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    Picked up the machine and he said the whole shaft along the bottom needed to be replaced. He said this machine looked like it worked a lot. I bought it from an upholsterer so it was probably sewing heavy duty stuff it wasn't made for. He said if I find another machine he will service it for me. He didn't charge the $70 dollars. So I am on the hunt again and maybe keep this one for spare parts.

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    you need to find one with the upper end all rusted out and combine good parts
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanginney View Post
    I live in Canada! That might not work.
    K,.. I'll take it if you don't want to send it across the border.

    Seriously though, can you post a pic of the bottom of this supposedly worn out machine?
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    I am in SK. Here are a few picks. The needle doesn't pick up the bobbin thread. Name:  image.jpg
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    Oops!

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    Nice looking 15-90. Usually the 15's are an easy "fix" but if not hold on to the machine for parts.

    Jon

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