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11-22-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By Hooligan

Do you mean when you try the balance wheel, it...

Do you mean when you try the balance wheel, it kinda rocks back & forth slightly? If so, then from my experience this is caused by hardened grease around the worm gear, bushings, etc. Quick way to...
11-22-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,005
Posted By Hooligan

Usually needs a complete strip down to remove all...

Usually needs a complete strip down to remove all old grease residue from around the armature shaft, etc. I do like the potted motors indeed, use them on a daily basis :thumbup: Full service on it...
11-22-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,005
Posted By Hooligan

Yes, the potted motors can be the cause of a...

Yes, the potted motors can be the cause of a lock-up. Usually it's old hard compacted grease that has set around the worm gear :thumbup: Most potted motor need a full service/rewire ;)
10-12-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hooligan

Been a while since posting. Belted or Direct...

Been a while since posting. Belted or Direct drive is down to personal preference here (there is no real difference in performance between the two, just a myth). My opinion on the potted motors is...
07-26-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Hooligan

It's possibly that it had the motor wiring...

It's possibly that it had the motor wiring disconnected due to the visible unsafe condition of the light cord (maybe by the thrift store?). Other than that, looks like it's missing the knee-bar and a...
06-14-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Hooligan

The only way I know of repairing this...

The only way I know of repairing this successfully is to find a donor machine https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png
05-25-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Hooligan

Heathermom2opmc If the machine has all the decals...

Heathermom2opmc If the machine has all the decals in top shape, has had a full service (all completely rewired - incl. motor) and the cabinet was in perfect condition with a stool....I may be tempted...
05-25-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,246
Posted By Hooligan

Nice find (and what a good sis) Joe...

Nice find (and what a good sis) Joe https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png keep ya busy for a bit.
05-25-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Hooligan

My daily user is a 15-91 which was bought here in...

My daily user is a 15-91 which was bought here in Ontario for $40 (4 yrs ago now), set in a No.40 table so have to agree with the others....way too much , but awesome machines i...
05-22-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Hooligan

I forgot to add that I think it will from the...

I forgot to add that I think it will from the early 50's from the pics, nice to see the machine https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png
05-22-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Hooligan

I would tend to agree with ourworkbench about...

I would tend to agree with ourworkbench about being a factory refurbished machine. I would say a bit later than early 40's (late 40's?) due to lamp style (style 4 spotlight), but that could of been...
05-21-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Hooligan

Will most likely be a Singer Class 15 clone from...

Will most likely be a Singer Class 15 clone from Japan. Manuals can be hard to find for the machine, but a class 15 manual will do the job if so. Info is hard to come by, but the machines in general...
05-19-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Hooligan

I'm not sure, hence why a manual would be good....

I'm not sure, hence why a manual would be good. Other than than the few visual differences, I can see none. Would be good to be able to check.
05-19-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Hooligan

I have a copy of that manual and while it works...

I have a copy of that manual and while it works just fine in my opinion, it would be nice to have the KAB-M manual itself. Planning on donating a machine and would be nice to have the right manual...
05-19-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Hooligan

Manual for Deluxe ZigZag model KAB-M

Hi folks, does anybody have a PDF version of the manual for the model KAB-M that you are willing to share. Would be greatly appreciated as my searching has drawn a blank.
05-14-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By Hooligan

Nice find Leon...

Nice find Leon https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png
05-10-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Hooligan

I would agree with retiring the machine unless...

I would agree with retiring the machine unless you know an OSMG or are yourself confident replacing parts https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png
As Workbench mentioned, it could...
05-09-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Hooligan

I'd personally retire this machine as parts and...

I'd personally retire this machine as parts and look for another https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png
05-04-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By Hooligan

melissam707 looks chipped to me and will ok to...

melissam707 looks chipped to me and will ok to use as is. You won't cause any more damage to it through normal use https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png Just had a harder life is...
05-04-2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By Hooligan

If it's flaking paint then I would look up Alex...

If it's flaking paint then I would look up Alex Askaroff on YT, if it's merely chipped then I would personally leave it alone https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png
04-28-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By Hooligan

ellellbee...

ellellbee https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png on the 217.

As for my 15-91...wouldn't trade it at all https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png
04-21-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,477
Posted By Hooligan

I'll second the use of Howard products...

I'll second the use of Howard products https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png
04-19-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,477
Posted By Hooligan

Nice looking machine...

Nice looking machine https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png If your up to it, then you can replace the veneers on the cabinet. I've had good results doing so...
04-17-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Hooligan

MeganMills Glad you've got it sorted. Some old...

MeganMills Glad you've got it sorted. Some old machines can be slightly choosy at times but it's usually down to tolerances in my opinion. As for tension issues, I always start with setting the...
04-09-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Hooligan

MeganMills i would agree with Watson above and...

MeganMills i would agree with Watson above and would consider this a tension issue also from the pics shown https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/thumbup.png
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