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Thread: What Model Is This?

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    Super Member Shelbie's Avatar
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    In my area of Ontario this machine would probably sell in the $50-$75 range as the cabinet is in poor shape. The machine and accessories look good but you may have to get it re-wired as the cords may be very limp and rubbery or hard and cracked. Vintage machines with tired wiring can give vicious shocks. I had to re-wire my 201-3 (it was a free to a good home deal with a decent cabinet) and it cost me $70 to have it re-wired, cleaned and serviced (timing and tension) but it now sews beautifully and is fast and powerful and the harp is big enough to quilt a King Sized quilt (feed dogs will drop for FM quilting).
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Update: I'm guessing he sold it or changed his mind, because the ad appears to have been deleted from Craigslist. I haven't heard anything back from him. Oh well. It sounds like it would've been a good idea to replace the wiring anyway, and that's more than I want to fool with right now, so really it's just as well.

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    He likely sold it.

    The wiring on machines of that vintage will more than likely need replacing, but it is really easy to do, and there are tutorials that take you step-by-step through the process, so it really shouldn't be a deal breaker, and can actually be a negotiating point.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    He likely sold it.

    The wiring on machines of that vintage will more than likely need replacing, but it is really easy to do, and there are tutorials that take you step-by-step through the process, so it really shouldn't be a deal breaker, and can actually be a negotiating point.
    Totallly agree. Don't let rewiring a machine determine a price. Most, if not all, vintage machines should be rewired. The process is not that complicated. Most likely there is someone in everyone's networking who can do rudimentary wiring required on SMs.

    That being said, I'm sorry the machine is sold. But, don't despair, there are many out there.
    Last edited by Vridar; 09-17-2013 at 03:16 PM.
    Ron in NW MO

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    I would have grabbed it. You can tell its a 201 by the little white light switch.

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