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Dial N Sew / Koyo Centennial Series Model 1704 need help!

Dial N Sew / Koyo Centennial Series Model 1704 need help!

Old 08-05-2023, 04:58 PM
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Default Dial N Sew / Koyo Centennial Series Model 1704 need help!

I rescued a vintage machine from Goodwill and got it running, but I need a foot controller and a manual. Not sure how to add photos here?
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Old 08-05-2023, 05:09 PM
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Welcome to QB. More than likely you will need what is called a motor block with foot controller as seen https://www.amazon.com/HONEYSEW-Univ.../dp/B08T22JC7M or https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/fo...6252e87f0bb9bf

We like pictures. In order to post pictures on Quilting Board, you will probably need to reduce or compress the picture to a file size that is smaller than 2MB. How to post images can be found at https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...020-01-17-.pdf
Don't forget to scroll over to the far right to find and click on the "Upload" button. As shown at Standard Sewing Machine Co. Paragon

I have found that only the big red "Reply" button or "Quote" work to give me the paper clip icon to work for adding pictures.
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Some additional info regarding reducing images at post #4 and images for the scroll and upload button can be found at #5 of quilt block ID?

Another way to post pictures can be found at 2021/2022, 2.5Ē Birthday Swap
And how to use an ipad to post pictures can be found at Uploading photos

Or simply - Make sure pictures are smaller than 2MB
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After google image searching, it looks almost identical to a Universal De Luxe! The back has a plate that says Made in Japan by Koyo, for Centennial series. It has the model # 1704. It's running and I ordered the pedal so we will see how if that works. I found a Centennial manual online that's similar, I'll have to search for Universal now! I will probably have to take to be serviced, a couple of things are not working quite right and I think it needs a new belt. The one it has is fine but a million years old. Thanks for the help!
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Maybe this photo will be better....
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Yes, the second picture is better. Thank you

Did you get any attachments with it? You have a straight stitch foot on it. You will break a needle if you try to zigzag with that foot. You will need a high shank foot. There are high shank adapters, but I think you will need a special foot as it looks like you may have what is considered a left homing machine. It looks like you may have the zigzag needle plate. Some of these machines came with another straight stitch plate.

The Centennial Dial-N-Sew manual that I have shows a lever that will allow the needle position to move so that straight stitching can be in the middle, left or right, that I do not see on your machine.

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After google image searching, it looks almost identical to a Universal De Luxe! The back has a plate that says Made in Japan by Koyo, for Centennial series. It has the model # 1704. It's running and I ordered the pedal so we will see how if that works. I found a Centennial manual online that's similar, I'll have to search for Universal now! I will probably have to take to be serviced, a couple of things are not working quite right and I think it needs a new belt. The one it has is fine but a million years old. Thanks for the help!
hi! Iím new to sewing and I purchased this same exact model. I canít seem to find the manual online. Do you think you can send me a copy? I would appreciate the help!
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Welcome, Dianna. The manual for the Centennial can be found at https://archive.org/details/dialnsew...nstructionbook
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