15 bobbin race differences

Old 01-16-2018, 08:10 AM
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I recently brought a RAF 15 back to life. The bobbin race would not let the inner pieces spin. I took out the bobbin and case and started pulling out thread. Needed more cleaning so I pulled out the 2 screws holding the assembly on. Cast iron was loose, but the innards were still holding on for dear life. Hm, I grabbed my 185 to see how it was supposed to work. Oh no. This has a retainer clip on the outside. No answers here. I thought the 185 was close enough to the 15 that it would help. Nope.

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Then I grabbed a Eureka 15 clone. The retainer was on the inside. Hmm.

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by taking out the retainer screw and the clip while it was still on the machine, I got enough stuff to wiggle that I got it all off..A bit of a challenge. Just thought I'd post this for anyone else.

Pulling more thread out, cleaning and lube got it happy again.

RAF innards.

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Old 01-17-2018, 07:13 AM
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Leon, interesting to see the differences in bobbin races between the various models. Glad for you that the machine is happier now that it's thread free.
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