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Thread: Featherweight nighmare now a dream

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    Super Member Roberta's Avatar
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    I wanted to let you all know that the machine is "fixed". I did file a complaint with EBay because the seller didn't contact me. He called within the hour after posting, guided my DH on how to take out and insert the machine and voila' the machine sews.

    Thank you all so very much for all your great suggestions. I feel really stupid not to have figured this out for myself but it's where I am in life I guess, dumber then a plank.

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    I'm so glad to hear it!!! Yay! I thought about you all night, and hoped it would work out. Enjoy your new baby. :thumbup:

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    As long as everything worked out that is the important part! Nothing to feel stupid about at all!!! I am so happy that it is working for you now!!!

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    Yeah! I am so glad its working now!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta
    I wanted to let you all know that the machine is "fixed". I did file a complaint with EBay because the seller didn't contact me. He called within the hour after posting, guided my DH on how to take out and insert the machine and voila' the machine sews.

    Thank you all so very much for all your great suggestions. I feel really stupid not to have figured this out for myself but it's where I am in life I guess, dumber then a plank.
    So was the problem the bobbin case not being inserted properly as several other members suggested? I was just wondering because I've also just WON an auction on Ebay for a Featherweight. I want to stay on top of things that can go wrong. We all take a chance on buying something sight unseen.
    I'm so glad that you got yours fixed and it's purring like a kitten now. Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta
    I wanted to let you all know that the machine is "fixed". I did file a complaint with EBay because the seller didn't contact me. He called within the hour after posting, guided my DH on how to take out and insert the machine and voila' the machine sews.

    Thank you all so very much for all your great suggestions. I feel really stupid not to have figured this out for myself but it's where I am in life I guess, dumber then a plank.
    what do you mean, "take out the machine" glad everything turned out :thumbup:

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    Never feel stupid, you didn't get the help you needed and had to rock the boat - shame on the seller, not you!! Enjoy!

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    glad your problem is solved!

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    It's frustrating to have to get seller's attention by threats. I'd still leave a bad feedback but that's just me. I'm happy you don't feel bad about your Featherweight. You will love it!

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    so, in other words it WAS A WORKING MACHINE that you were sold and sounds like you should remove the bad posting or correct it on Ebay...

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    I'm interested to know what the problem was myself. I think we all would.

    I am sure that the ebay seller is just as frustrated as you were. If they knew they had sent a machine in working order, it had to be hard to know you were not happy. Also, as far as response time from the seller, well, maybe they were working or busy with family. Not everyone is online all the time like some of are. Speaking for myself there. I don't know if we are talking hours or days in that regard.

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    Yippee.Now I can stop watching this post!! I was so concerned as well as the others.I am so happy for you!!!!!

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    Waiting to hear HOW it was corrected.

    I'd recall any negative feedback left.

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    Nancy Johnson-Srebro's book Featherweight 221 The Perfect Portable is the bible for the FW. It has helped me in so many ways I swear by it. Its in its third or 4th edition.

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    glad your machine is working now

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    How did you fix it?

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    oh that is good news, I want a FW so bad! but am so glad you got one and it working now, what a relief!

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    I am so happy to hear that. You will love your Featherweight.

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    I'm so glad it is working and all is well.

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    I'm so glad it's working! It can be SO frustrating buying something you really, really want and it not work, whatever the reason!

    I wouldn't leave bad feedback, though. The seller was probably as frustrated as you were, you know?

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    Glad it is working. What did you do to fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta
    I wanted to let you all know that the machine is "fixed". I did file a complaint with EBay because the seller didn't contact me. He called within the hour after posting, guided my DH on how to take out and insert the machine and voila' the machine sews.

    Thank you all so very much for all your great suggestions. I feel really stupid not to have figured this out for myself but it's where I am in life I guess, dumber then a plank.
    So was the problem the bobbin case not being inserted properly as several other members suggested? I was just wondering because I've also just WON an auction on Ebay for a Featherweight. I want to stay on top of things that can go wrong. We all take a chance on buying something sight unseen.
    I'm so glad that you got yours fixed and it's purring like a kitten now. Enjoy!!
    Nope, the needle wasn't in right. The bobbin case pretty much works the same way any bobbin case works but the needle is what's different. It MUST go in right, who knew, and also you thread it right to left which is the opposite of the way I do on my Janome.


    Good luck with you EBay purchase. I'm sure you won't have any problems. If you do there's tons of helpful folks on here to help out.

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    You're not stupid! You asked for help, that is not stupid - that is smart enough to know you needed help and you knew where to ask for it!! That is smart! :>) Stupid would have been to not ask,continue to struggle with it possible damaging the machine or not ever using it!
    Also, please correct your bad report of the seller on E-Bay. The seller DID call you AND HELPED you with your problem! :>) Not everybody can answer e-mail instantly. I myself may go days before I look at my computer/e-mail, etc.

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    I have the Featherweight book by Johnson-Seibro also and it comes in real handy - pictures and all.

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    Another good book for FWs is by David McCallum. It is called The Featherweight 221 and I. He also has a DVD. It is all about knowing and maintaining your FW. It is SO thorough! He has a website at featherweight221.com He also has parts and accessories.
    I think the book is awesome. I haven't watched the DVD yet, but I've only had my FW for about a month now. I was told I should give her a name... so I did. I named her "Jeanie", after my Mom, Jean, and because she helps make my wishes come true. :-D
    Happy quilting!

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