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Thread: White 782 Sewing Machine

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    Senior Member didi's Avatar
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    White 782 Sewing Machine

    I need some info on the White Model 782, I can't seem to find any information on line. Does anyone have one or any info. Thanks

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    What is it you need to know? If it's how to thread and wind a bobbin, here is a Youtube video that shows how to do that:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC0byCRap8k


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    I have a chance to buy one and I know nothing about the machine...?

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    Vintage machines of that era are all about the same -- workhorses. They usually thread the same, and you can take them apart to oil moving parts. (In fact, they should be taken apart regularly for oiling.) I used to buy machines like this to donate to a local group. They were actually rather fun to clean and oil and get going again.

    What is the price of the machine? Is it a cabinet model? If so, you usually want the cabinet too as not all cabinets fit all machines. Where I am, if the machine is clean and everything works and it is in a nice cabinet, it might sell for $75. The price range would be about $25-75 depending on condition. If anything on it is broken (such as the bobbin winder), it would be closer to $25.

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    Prism99, thanks for the info. Its in a cabinet, would really have to be cleaned and oiled, no extras. $40.00, might be able to get for $30..cabinet in gret condition, UM, will have to think about this???

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    Buy it!!!!!!
    Busy in Ohio

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    I would probably buy it for $30. Make sure it has a bobbin case, as those can run about $25 to replace. Also check to make sure the wiring isn't crumbling or brittle, as that costs extra to fix. If possible, try it out and make sure it forms a stitch. (You can do that even if you can't plug it in, just by manually turning the wheel.) The ability to form a stitch is sort of a key test for me. I pass up machines that do not form a stitch because they may need retiming, which is something I don't know how to do. Cost for a technician to retime is often around $75 or so, and can run more.

    You should be able to clean and oil it yourself. You can often find sets of extras for a machine like this on eBay, but for additional $$$. You can also often find parts online, such as here:
    http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/whi...ine-parts.aspx

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