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I ran across this blog and determined that I HAD to share...I was cracking up the whole time I was reading it!!
Free treadle alert! This may be the awesome mission style cabinet that was posted a few pages back! It is the same city and sounds like it needs a home asap. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/zip/2981685853.html
You have checked most everything. Did you check the spacing of the needle to the hook tip as Candace suggested. Are the two screw on the hook assembly tight enough to keep the hook assembly from rocking back and forth? Have you changed out the thread spool? A bad spool of thread with dirt or oil on it can cause drag on the thread then a sudden release of the thread. Thread can catch on the rim of the spool just enough to cause problems, but not enough to grab and break the thread. Do you have a spool pin felt on the pin?
If it needs a timing tweak, I will be happy to do that. Call me, I will be available around all weekend (packing and starting my move). However, I won't be available from 4:00 to 7:00 tonight as I have to take a live web class (license renewal time again ).
"Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"
It's a bit of a drive for me, that I have done before for a free cabinet. I once drove over there for a free cabinet in excellent condition to go with my free treadle irons that my $30 Singer 201 now resides. It's a nice drive over there on a pretty day like today.
Charlee, I think to you rescue me today with the posting of that person's blog on vintage Singers: http://oldsingersewingmachineblog.com/. Instead of a drive to go after that free White (which I have NO place for in my home), I'll read this amusing blog. These folks are into brewing their own nettle beer. I can hear this dude's accent as I read his blog. I love it!! A very nicely done blog!!!
Last edited by vintagemotif; 04-27-2012 at 10:08 AM.