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Thread: anyone have a necchi?

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    Member ajat0921's Avatar
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    I have a necchi royal series machine. I kept it in storage for a year before using it. The problem is it doesn't zigzag stitch. you can see that the needle goes over and punches the hole, but doesn't pick up the thread. and I really could use the zigzag for applications.


    Also how do I use the blanket stitch on the machine? its in a different color, so I guess that means something special.

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    Is this an older machine? If so, I am wondering if you oiled it well before using it. The older machines have a lot of oiling points. If some of these points are not well-lubricated, the zigzag mechanism inside the machine (as well as the bobbin mechanism) may not work with accurate timing.

    If this is a newer machine without oiling points, I'm not sure what to recommend. Typically if the needle doesn't pick up the thread, it's a timing problem.

    Do you know if the machine worked before you put it into storage?

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    bought it new in 2003. and I don't know if it worked properly before storage. I used it a whole two times in 3 years (2003-2006) and it was only straight stitch. I have used it a whole lot more in the last two years. I know I need ot get it into the maintence guy, but still.

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    It shouldn't need oiling then.

    Assuming the machine has had a good chance to warm up inside, here's what I'd try. Unthread the machine and take the needle out, leave the foot up, and run it at full throttle for 3 minutes with the straight stitch. Give it 10 minutes to rest. Then turn it to the zigzag stitch setting and run it for another 3 minutes at full throttle. Let it rest. This may "burn off" any oil or lubricant that has become gummy during storage. (I recommend taking the needle out to make sure it doesn't hit something and break while you are running the machine fast like this.)

    When you rethread to try again, be sure to clean the bobbin area of any lint that may be stuck in there. Depending on the machine, this may require unscrewing the plate that covers the feed dogs so you can get stuff out.

    I would also take out the entire bobbin assembly and clean that area. Put a drop of oil on your finger and run it around the outside of the bobbin race (the thing that holds the bobbin case, has a sharp finger on it) before replacing. If you've never done this before, be sure you have the manual to help you with this; otherwise you may not be able to get the bobbin assembly back in. I've done it so many times it's no problem, but it's confusing if you are not familiar with this assembly.

    If all that doesn't work, I'd take it in for servicing.

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    I had one, bought it at a yard sale and it was fairly new. Owners said it was hardly ever used. It was just your basic machine, it had zig-zag, etc. It sounded like it was plowing up the field when it ran, just really loud but it did sew. My son sold it at his yard sale, made $5.00. If your machine is still under warrently, take it in for service.

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    I had a necchi and I hated it. I paid over $400 for it and sold it at a sale for$50 just to get rid of it. I could never get it to sew right.
    Judy in Ohio

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    i had a necchi for a long time and it was reliable as could be and easy to maintain. i also took it apart and put it together myself. it's a basic machine. there's not much to break. it sounds like the timing may be off just a little. if you have the manual it will show what it should look like. check it out.

    running it full force is a good idea. never thought of that.

    i ran mine til the brushes needed replacing for the 2nd time. it ran very slowly at that point. then i put it out to pasture (a friend took it to her vacation home).

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