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Thread: Oh my, what a job this is going to be!

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    Senior Member harrishs's Avatar
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    Just received a Featherweight that I won(?) on e-bay----very little packing and pins falling out of the box every where. The picture on e-bay did show the paint loss but not the mold and dirt-----I did plug it in and it just purrs---so it will be worth the work.....
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    Wow! I would have been scared after finding that in the box. But I'm happy for you that it works. I was sewing with a friend yesterday and she was using her featherweight. They do purr! Congratulations!

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    can u return to buyer or ask for a discount
    I would let Ebay know if you are not satisfied
    Is it worth what you paid for it is the first question u need to ask yourself??

    bummer :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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    I hope you got your moneys worth.

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    Big job ahead of you but it will be worth it! Post pic when she is all cleaned up.

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    Oh my is right! what a mess. Glad it runs good :) after you get her all cleaned up, update us with her beauty.

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    I'd worry about all that mold! Be careful!

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    Wow, that's pretty bad for Ebay. I'm glad it works but I can't believe they sent it to you that way :(

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    Poor baby machine. She needs some loving care. She's found a home. Take care of her.

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    I would def give feedback on Ebay. I could see where the thread could jumble around in shipping, but not the mold. Wear a mask when cleaning....

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    Be very careful with that mold and don't keep the machine in your house until it is cleaned. Wear a mask AND gloves!! Mold is so dangerous! So glad she purrs though!

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    WOW!!! What a tangled mess. Good luck!

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    Wow! Needs some TLC but it'll be worth it. If she runs shes good, nothing that a little love won't cure. Congrats on winning the bid and your new baby!

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    she looks like a huge project. What an undertaking. At least she sounds good. Be very careful with the mold, I would wear a mask

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    unless you got this at a fantastic price, i would return it. they're not in short supply and you don't need a moldy machine that also needs work.

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    Are you sure that's mold and not aluminum rot? Aluminum rot is not something you can readily fix. Typically when that happens, the machine ends up being used for parts. You might want to join the Featherweight group on Yahoo to get some opinions from the gurus on that group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewing Joe
    Are you sure that's mold and not aluminum rot? Aluminum rot is not something you can readily fix. Typically when that happens, the machine ends up being used for parts. You might want to join the Featherweight group on Yahoo to get some opinions from the gurus on that group.
    I have never heard of aluminum rot....after cleaning, it does not appear to be mold (is not affected by wiping or bleach) Metal is rough and white....

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    I think that's oxidized aluminum.
    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs
    Quote Originally Posted by Sewing Joe
    Are you sure that's mold and not aluminum rot? Aluminum rot is not something you can readily fix. Typically when that happens, the machine ends up being used for parts. You might want to join the Featherweight group on Yahoo to get some opinions from the gurus on that group.
    I have never heard of aluminum rot....after cleaning, it does not appear to be mold (is not affected by wiping or bleach) Metal is rough and white....

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    You need to contact the seller and send that baby back...If the Alum is rotting underneath thaat's not good...Unless you got her really cheap I'd return her...Just my opinion...there are so many good ones out there for a few more bucks you could get one in near mint condition...

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    Obviously the seller is not a lover of our craft or the tools that go along with it. Your new baby just needs the TLC she deserves now that she is home!

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    Lol. What a mess! BUT since it runs well it will be even more special when you get it all cleaned up. And think how much better you will know your new baby? Cheers to you. :)

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    Why does anyone let a machine get in that condition? I'm glad it found a good home that will bring it back to life. Pitiful.

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    I would notify ebay about the condition and send those pictures unless you saw the mess it was in before you bid on it.
    If you want to keep her then clean her up and she will be great to you.

    Kat

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    Sure hope this purchase can be reconciled. It's a terrible looking machine which looks as though it may have been in a flood. (or tornado?)

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    makes ya just want to shake someone don't it. I bet it is so glad you adopted it! Hope she conti. to run and purr for you.

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