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Thread: Timing Gone.

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    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
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    I'm gonna stick my neck out and say quite frankly that I do not believe that machine is unrepairable. Matter of fact I call BS on it.

    I have machines with so much use there is no decals left on the bed and they sew perfectly. That machine has so little wear on it the decals are near pristine. No way in Hades could the mechanics be worn out.

    You need to take that machine to someone who wants to and knows how to fix the oldies.

    Joe

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    There are repair shops that do not do vintage machine. They are factory trained and do not know how to do the old machines. Or it could be they don't feel like there is enough money in the vintage machines for the amount of time. I think if you do vintage you have to love it.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Sticking my neck out a bit further .... Elaine says: "Do you have the needle in the right direction, do you have the correct needle in it?"

    There are a number of things that will cause the needle to fail to pick up the bobbin thread. An incorrectly installed or incorrect needle is a common reason.

    Joe

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    Don't really have any other place to take it in town. But it will stay on my cutting table and help inspire me with the quilt making

    What kinda needle should I be using...I have just a regular one in.
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    OMG. Whoever is Elaine, please give her a huge hug for me Joe!....I put a size 16 needle in....the upholstery guy I bought it from gave me some...but I never used them. And I tried every direction...and it SEWS.....wow
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    Elaine is my wife, the master sewist. Now compare that size 16 needle to the one you took out. I'll bet you find there is a difference. Perhaps the one you took out is too short?

    The correct needle for the Singer Model 15 is a 15x1.

    Joe

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    The needle is bigger, but I just tried, a regular one the right direction and it works too. This 15-90 is a loud compared to the 201-3.

    I still can't believe it works. Thank you thank you. I will look for 15x1 needles for sure. You are so wonderful.

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    try oiling to to get the noise level down. I'm surprised the repairman didn't figure out you had the wrong needle. I sure would have checked that. I put a new needle in when I get a machine... Well I make sure it isn't hitting something first...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Wonder if the shop even threaded it up? Real head shaker. Enjoy!

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    vanginney,

    Glad we could help.

    Miriam's right, oil the machine. Top to bottom, end to end. It will quiet down.

    Joe

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