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Thread: Top Hat Fashion Disc #0 for Singer 503A Slant Needle

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    Senior Member coloradosky's Avatar
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    Top Hat Fashion Disc #0 for Singer 503A Slant Needle

    My Singer 503A requires a #0 Fashion Disc in order to use the ZZ and I believe it also requires it to do the nomal straight stitch. Is it best to remove the disc from the machine when it is not being used for a period of time? I have always left the disc in the machine but lately have wondered if this is the correct thing to do. Any thoughts? Thanks

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    Leave it right there, it won't hurt the disc at all. That way you don't loose it and you don't start to sew and break the needle.

    Joe

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    Don't take it out! Do you have any idea how many 503's I have rehabed that did not have the 0 cam? A bunch. Another thing to leave in the machine is the extra spool pin. Unless you are using it to sew keep it in the machine. I have only seen one 503 in the wild that had its extra spool pin.

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    Thank you. I will continue to keep it in the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    Don't take it out! Do you have any idea how many 503's I have rehabed that did not have the 0 cam? A bunch. Another thing to leave in the machine is the extra spool pin. Unless you are using it to sew keep it in the machine. I have only seen one 503 in the wild that had its extra spool pin.
    Sounds like you have worked on a lot. I recently purchased a 503a in a case from the thrift store for $4. It didn't have a foot controller so I had to buy one. It does have the extra spool pin, but I'm not really sure what to do with it. It is missing the top cover. Anyway, now that I have gotten the foot controller and tested it, it does run, but it seems a little noisy as compared to my Necchi. Is that normal? It doesn't necessarily sound like something is wrong, but it is noisy.

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    Have you oiled all the places metal meets metal that move? Have you taken the hand wheel off and lubed the worm gear?

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