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Problem getting my FW to stitch!

Old 02-01-2019, 12:53 PM
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I was referring to the gib screw. There was nothing in the bobbin part. I wonder if it's something to do with the belt.
I'm frustrated!
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:06 PM
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See post #10, above your last one. If it turns by hand (and the motor runs) then it has to be the belt.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:06 PM
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Thanks, Manalto! I'll try that
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:19 AM
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I don't know anything about the FW, so my advice may be stupid, but did you lower the feed dogs while cleaning it?
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Old 02-02-2019, 01:20 PM
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Under no circumstance mess with the belt on the inside of the white FW. It is not replaceable. Do not lubricate or add any product to it at all. The belt is inside the top of the machine, you can't see it anywhere outside.
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Old 02-02-2019, 01:27 PM
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Are you familiar with The Featherweight Shop? www.singer-featherweight.com Look for "schoolhouse" tab. There is a lot of information there on maintenance and repair that you can do yourself. Manuals are there by model, I think. If you need parts, they carry them and are quick to ship.
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:49 PM
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peace- Yes, I love The Featherweight Shop.
My son found the problem. I didn't screw the motor back tight enough.
She's purring away now!!

Onebyone- that's not the belt I was referring to but thanks for the tip! I meant the belt that goes on the hand wheel.
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:18 PM
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Onebyone- that's not the belt I was referring to but thanks for the tip! I meant the belt that goes on the hand wheel.
I knew that you weren't referring to that belt but wanted to give you a heads up on the onside belt. I took a FW maint class and that was what was stressed for the white FW. That belt is the soul of the machine.
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I knew that you weren't referring to that belt but wanted to give you a heads up on the onside belt. I took a FW maint class and that was what was stressed for the white FW. That belt is the soul of the machine.
I'm sure you saved me from a potential problem down the road! Thanks so much
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