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Thread: bought a 301 need some advice.and information

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    I am so happy, I just bought a 301 , serial number 170027. I found the serial number with some help from this board, now need other info. it is in a lovely cabinet, but somebody said it could also be used as a portable... and another thing, ,, a box with oodles of attachments,,, bobbins,(28) of them..... however, AI NEED A MANUAL.

    I hope somebody can tell me where,/how to get a manual, and any discussion on the machine will be a great help. I have read many comments about the 301, and when I saw it yesterday I was in 7th heaven.. happy news, I paid $10.00 for ;it,,, been sewing on it today, seems like a dream for me.....

    jacie

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    Congratulations on your 301

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    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...e-manuals.html

    Dakotamaid and I found the same spot. 8-)

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    Scroll down to the 301 and download, this is the one I use.

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...e-manuals.html

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    Great price...I found mine for 30.00 at a school tag sale...Love it and find FM on it for me is easier then on my newer machines.

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    Congrats! That's one of the machines on my wish list! :)

    What are the two letters in front of the serial number?

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    Check your cabinet. I think the 301 lies in a "cradle" and you can lift it out to use as a portable (although heavier than a featherweight). The cradle is so the machine can be used in a cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Congrats! That's one of the machines on my wish list! :)

    What are the two letters in front of the serial number?
    Charlee, don't you have a 301?? With all the machines you have??

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    Before you do anything with it you should oil and clean it unless that has been done before you got it. Good news for you, that is so great and a great price!

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    I thank each one who has commented on this 301 that I just bought. I hope tht I can do it justice, and "Miss Sue" seems to be in perfect condition, Glada to hear that it can be taken out of the cabinet, maybe I can smuggle into the van when we leave for the south..... wow, am I blessed to have such good quilting buddies//////hugz. Jacie

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    I love my 301. You got a terrific deal! Have fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Scroll down to the 301 and download, this is the one I use.

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...e-manuals.html
    I printed out the same one. Your cabinet should have a latch that you can just push to release the machine. The machine has a covered bottom and be used on any table without the cabinet. There are little hard rubber feet on the bottom, and you may want to replace those if the ones on there are dried out and hard/cracked. You can get them from Sew Classic. I'm trying to thinkof all the things you will need to do. Oh, yes, get a tube of motor lubricant (not sewing machine oil), and be sure you put lube in the little port on the motor. Look it up in the manual. It's important that you do this. Be sure you oil everything very well before you start sewing. Mine clanged like a gypsy before I oiled her up, and now just purrs along. You'll need to oil more often than a modern machine.

    Hope you love yours like I do mine. Mine is Miss Ida and she is my prefered machine right now.

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