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Thread: Touch and Sew slows down when it warms up

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    Touch and Sew slows down when it warms up

    I'm curious about this. I don't plan to do anything about it, but would like an opinion anyway.

    I've been sewing on an old Touch and Sew 758 (even though I have a lot better machines stored and ready to go in the garage). When I first start to sew, it goes fairly fast. The longer I sew the slower it gets.

    I usually don't sew for more than an hour or two at a time. I really noticed this yesterday. I was doing a lot of start and stop sewing as I was sewing blocks into rows. I finished the last row today and it was sewing fairly fast, not 201 fast, but faster than it was at quitting time yesterday.

    Logically, it doesn't make sense. You would think it would go faster as it heated up.

    Any ideas?

    bkay

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    Is the foot pedal getting hot? It might be the foot pedal rather then the machine. If not, the motor may be getting worn out.

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    You may need to oil it.

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    I oiled it recently, but it wouldn't hurt to do it again. I have another pedal, so I'll try it.

    Thanks
    bk

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    I had a 401 I wrestled with for a long time. Since I was able to change the motor out, I knew it was not the motor. Scary? Well, I oiled and oiled and oiled. Oil was dripping from that machine. It still ran slow after a bit. Finally, I turned the machine on its side and ran it, I flipped it on another side and ran it and so on. I am thinking it may have been starved for oil in the bobbin area - at least that was the last place I oiled before it took off running. The bobbin area on that machine also has a lot of hidden frictions points. All I can say is keep oiling friction areas and turning the machine from one side to another and end to end - careful with external moving parts. Once you get it moving you will have to clean off all the oil and lightly oil where needed. It could be you need a motor.
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