1950 Singer 15-88

Old 01-11-2020, 02:01 PM
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I just purchased a Singer treadle 15-88
that the belt will not stay on. I replaced with a new belt and it is like there should be a lip on the top wheel where it slips off. It sews beautifully until it slips off. Help!
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:22 PM
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is it sitting in a groove to the left of the handwheel?
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There should be a groove on the inside of the handwheel for the belt. This is a funny pic but you can see the two grooves for the two handwheels.
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That is the issue, there is a groove but seems to need a lip to sit in, it is smooth.
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Old 01-12-2020, 07:31 AM
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That is the issue, there is a groove but seems to need a lip to sit in, it is smooth.
Are you sure you have the belt under the belt guard (the piece that has the bobbin winder attached)? You have to thread it under the belt guard not just place belt over the hand wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXEoZIBserE talks about it at approximately the 3 minute mark. Granted not a Singer 15, but it is a 15-clone, so the treadle belt would be the same. Something else I would check would be that it is threaded through the "throw off" thingy by the underneath fly wheel.

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Janey, thank you so much! I watched the Leah Day U tube video and found out that I wasn't on the mechanism which pulls the belt. It was at 3.43 minutes and makes so much of a difference. I am going to have to make another hole and reclamp, but that will have to wait until I get the horses fed and the barn cleaned. We had a really bad storm here last night so I spent the morning digging ditches. Tonight I will work on this again. Thanks so much!!
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