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09-19-2016, 02:51 PM
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Posted By cabbagepatchkid

That's fascinating. I had a New Home, a few years...

That's fascinating. I had a New Home, a few years back, and the inside of the face plate is just as interesting to look at.
Everything is just the basics!
11-11-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,329
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

3 tensioners

Here is a picture of all three tensioners.

--The Brandt is a clone that I picked up at the thrift shop...is has an extra little part not seen in the Riccar but everything else between the two are...
11-11-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,329
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Yes, I will do that later on this afternoon. I'm...

Yes, I will do that later on this afternoon. I'm 99.9% sure that it's the same as the one that I pictured except for that additional piece.


That would make sense that it is a stop for the pin....
11-10-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,456
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Thank you for this advice. I have a 401 that is...

Thank you for this advice. I have a 401 that is super loud and whiny. When I received the machine the 'upper motor bearing' section was full of sunflower seed hulls! I cleaned it out as best I could,...
11-10-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,329
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Well, hopefully I was successful in resizing and...

Well, hopefully I was successful in resizing and posting my photo of the tensioner that I spoke of in the above post.

Miriam offered her help but I'm not sure if I was able to successfully sent...
11-10-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,329
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Perfect timing for this thread! I have spent...

Perfect timing for this thread! I have spent several weeks trying to figure out the problem with the tensioner of a pretty little Riccar model 15.

The owner of the machine (she's 99 years old!)...
07-25-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

These pictures are just what I have been...

These pictures are just what I have been searching, all day. I'm cleaning a bobbin winder, just like this one, but the circular piece of metal is frozen in place. I was wondering if that heart shaped...
07-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 76,867
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

I figured it out! The silver button, front and...

I figured it out! The silver button, front and center of the bed of the machine pushes down releasing the latch!!! I've been trying to "lift" that button "up" and have been oiling it to loosen it up!...
07-21-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 76,867
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Does anyone know how I can access the underside...

Does anyone know how I can access the underside of this machine? I can lower it into the cabinet....it lowers backwards, face-up, into the cabinet but I can't seem to figure out how to get at the...
06-30-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,120
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2012/...

http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2012/08/kenmore-158-tension-assembly_11.html

Did you get it back together yet? This might help.....it has really good pics.
06-30-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2012/...

http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2012/08/kenmore-158-tension-assembly_11.html
Does this help?
06-30-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

I can't see the spring. I know that I've...

I can't see the spring.

I know that I've seen instructions for that type of tensioner but can't remember where.
It's similar to a Kenmore tensioner so you might be able to do a Google search...
05-13-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,271
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Congratulations on a super find and thank you for...

Congratulations on a super find and thank you for sharing the info about the Limited Edition. It was interesting to read about it. Now I need to go check the serial numbers on my 7 or 8 (?) 301's.
05-13-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,218
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

This is nice and simple...easy to understand. I...

This is nice and simple...easy to understand. I was confused between the different motors, some needing grease, some needing oil and others needing nothing at all!
04-19-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 104,647
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Wow! I would love to see the finished paint job....

Wow! I would love to see the finished paint job. What will do with the metal pieces? Refinish or replace?
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04-10-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,701
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Don't be nervous using small squares, just take...

Don't be nervous using small squares, just take your time, being careful of your scant 1/4 inch seam allowance.

A sharp needle plus VERY careful pressing is also important.

I've done log...
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04-06-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,201
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Caroline, you can use 1 x 3's. They are pretty...

Caroline, you can use 1 x 3's. They are pretty lightweight. I store mine under one of the beds. They stick out some but can be pushed up close to a wall.
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04-06-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,201
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

I finally used the board method just this week...

I finally used the board method just this week and loved it!!! I did have a problem with the fabric slipping when starting to wrap so will definitely be using this tip for flannel!!!!!

I bought my...
04-06-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,445
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

I just found this link, in another thread, for...

I just found this link, in another thread, for the adjuster's manual. A huge thank you to MadCow333!!!
http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPsvcManuals/206K25.pdf
04-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,445
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Thanks for the info. I belong to a few of the...

Thanks for the info. I belong to a few of the yahoo groups but have been absent from them, for awhile, so it looks like I will have to try joining some of the groups again.

I don't have a manual,...
04-06-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,445
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

I know that this is an old thread but I am trying...

I know that this is an old thread but I am trying to find out more about the model 206k. I was just given a 206k to try and get it running, for my cousin.

I have never seen this machine before...
02-18-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,184
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

Did you recently change the needle? Could it be...

Did you recently change the needle? Could it be in the wrong way around?

If I was at home I would look in my "221 and I" book by Dave McCallum because he mentioned that problem in his book.

He...
02-17-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,345
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

This has been a very informative thread! I...

This has been a very informative thread!

I just want to assure you, Sheri, taking the tensioner apart, cleaning it and then putting it back in again will be a confidence booster.

I'm from a...
Forum: Main
02-17-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,493
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

I recently bought the Continental dry iron and I...

I recently bought the Continental dry iron and I love it. It's not overly big, has a nice weight to it and doesn't shut off.

I don't know if the soleplate is stainless or aluminum but it just...
Forum: Main
02-07-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,594
Posted By cabbagepatchkid

I recently bought the Continental dry iron, from...

I recently bought the Continental dry iron, from Amazon, and love it.

It is smaller than my Oreck iron but has a nice heft to it. Gets nice and hot, too.

I would definitely recommend this...
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