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    Intro and a question.

    Hey. I'm Sallie, 20, Living in Ohio and pretty new to sewing in general. I took a class in high school but that I can't say I remember much since it was so fast pasted and no practice afterwards. I enjoyed it very much and when my mother came up she very much wanted to teach me the ways of sewing since she's a professional. Even made my quilt which I love now that I'm an adult.

    Anyway while searching I can across a machine that someone no longer wanted. A singer 15-91. Very well maintained (from what my mother said). However the pressure foot won't go down. The lever to put it down will go down very stubburnly but the footer will still stay up.

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    I'm sorry I'm no help with your machine but I wanted to welcome you to the quilting Board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947 View Post
    I'm sorry I'm no help with your machine but I wanted to welcome you to the quilting Board.

    Thank you !

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    Welcome to the quilting Board I also live in ohio, Wish I could help u. but sure someone on this board will help A lot of good info goes thru this board.
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    No good to you on fixing the machine but waving from up river in Pennsylvania

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome!

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    Welcome, from Texas!

    If no one answers your question soon, try posting it in the "For Vintage and Antique Machine Enthusiasts" section. Click the "Home" tab and it's the third link. Those folks know just about everything, about the older machines.
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    Welcome from NJ.

    Neesie beat me to the punch advising you to go to the Vintage section of the board. Also, you could look online for a manual for that machine. I believe there are free versions for download. You may need to take off the face plate and re-connect something and probably do some oiling/cleaning as well. There are also some very good tutes in the vintage section here regarding cleaning/repairing that might answer you question. Depending on the price of the machine, it might not be to costly to have repaired professionally if you're not comfortable doing this yourself. Might want to get an estimate on that as well as general tune up and negotiate the price of the machine accordingly.

    Good luck.

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hello Sallie, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Hello and welcome from Washington! Do post on the Vintage Machines thread-lots of knowledgeable folks there!
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    Hello Sallie!
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    Hi Sallie, welcome from northern California! I hope someone will be able to answer your question.
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    There's a member forum for vintage machines, you might want to ask your question there.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    The Singer model 15s were very good machines. It will last for another 50 years if you get it fixed. Welcome!
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    Welcome from the heart of wine country in Napa Valley, California!
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    Welcome! Can you look on line for a book. Sometimes you can either order a book it or it will show you. Sorry that's all the help I have to offer!
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    Welcome from Colorful Colorado.
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    Welcome from Ohio. Have you researched online about the problem. Singer has a website and some trouble shooting pages. and if it is vintage the folks on the vintage thread her -as Nessie mentioned can probably give you an answer.

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