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Thread: Timing Gone.

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    Senior Member vanginney's Avatar
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    Timing Gone.

    Took my vintage 1930s class 15 machine into the only repair shop in my small city. They said the timing mechanism was worn out and it was unfixable. No charge for the service but I would have rathered paid the 80 dollars and have it working.

    Is it the end of the road for this machine? I am new to vintage machines. Thanks in advance.

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    The timing mechanism is worn out ................ Hmmmmm

    And did he try to sell you a new one by some chance?

    OK, parts are available for the Mdl 15s. What series is it? 15-90, 15-91 ????????
    You just have to look for them. There is no such thing as unfixable, only a salesman who don't want to fix it.

    If I can bring a rusted up 99K back to life a real repairman can fix a 15.

    Joe

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    Ok that gives me hope. He didn't try to sell me anything and won't charge me. I have bought all my new sewing machines (3) from them in the past. Not sure of the series. I will find out and then look for used parts. I will ask if parts are found if he would fix for a fee? Does that sound reasonable?

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    So I thought I would by a feather weight to ease my disappointment. There are a few on eBay....is this timing wear a typical problem? Or any other sources for FWs that others have bought from and have been super satisfied with?

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    Parts are readily available. Now, it's possible what he meant to say is that the repair bill for his time would be worth more than you'd pay for another class 15 machine. And that's very likely. However, if you're attached to this particular machine it can be repaired. It just depends on how much cash you choose to throw at it. If you could do the repairs yourself, you'd only be out a few dollars for parts, but labor is what's going to really cost you.

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    I am not that handy. I have a 201-3 that is working, so I don't want to throw money at this 15 class one I had a hard enough time finding where to lub and oil the working one! Have always want a FW. Maybe I should spend the money in that direction.

    He told me he can't order the part from his singer distributor...

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    Ask around for an old time repair guy or someone familiar with the older machines. This is your best bet for replacement used parts for the 15 or servicing a new FW. Good Luck.

    Jon

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    Timing mechanism is worn out...never heard that one before...unless it is bent I really don't know what he is talking about.

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    put it in a basket and leave it on Joe's door step - it will be loved...
    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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    I live in Canada! That might not work.

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