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    loud clone Cinderella.

    Hi my Cinderella is very loud and and getting louder. I've oiled and lubed but I must be missing something somewhere. Any suggestions please? I really really don't want it to break!! It remains my best birthday present ever!
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    Ok so where is she loud? Is it her motor that is loud or something inside on top or is it in her bobbin area? What kind of noise is she making? I have an Alden - a 15 clone 3/4 size - not as cute as yours though.
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    More details please! Does it sound like the motor is straining, or is it more of a banging or clunking noise?
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    It's a banging noise near the hand wheel. If you hold your hand on the flowers above the stitch length lever you can feel it. I took the housing?(the decorative shell) off and there is some slack in vertical rod where it connects to the shaft. I can't find anything to tighten although there a several small holes they don't seem to be threaded. I don't have any reliable sewing machine mechanics near me. Any Ideas?
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    is the stitch regulator intact - it looks like is... so it does it when you hand turn it?
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    Wow. She is so cute. Sorry I don't have any advice for you. I hope you can get her fixed.

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    That is such a cute machine.

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    Small holes without threads sound like oil holes.
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    Miriam will get you through this. I just want to say she is beautiful. Love her decals.
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    Yes the stitch regulator works just fine. I sewed a small quilt top of Churn dash blocks alternated with Shoo-fly. I will quilt it once I finish learning FMQ. I started practicing on Cinderella but now I'm scared to mess her up. Granny insisted on giving me her old Sew Master when she overheard my crying about Cinderella to my brother. He is a fairly good general mechanic. So now I'm learning the Sew Master but I miss Cinderella!!! I cannot get the bottom stitch on my Kenmore to look right doing FMQ on it. It looks like a spider got tangled in it. Phooeey! Cinderella's FMQ was perfect! Even if I couldn't drive it right. Thankyou all for letting me rant and for the Intellegant questions and suggestions! Thankyou for the PM Elliot! Any and all help much appreciated!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Sorry for the long interval between posts. I pushed to hard at first when my seabands let me sew and getting the Cinderella. I'm having some really bad spells fairly often and it slows me down. Please be patient I use all the help I get!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Yes there is something loose and needs to be tighten. It would help if you would post a pic of the area you suspect that is bad. Or you may have a broken rod somewhere. I would not use it till we find the problem
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    It could also be that someone put something in there - maybe a little master mechanic???
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    Is this supposed to move back and forth? I tried to take pictures but I'm not very good.
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    Its the strait rod on the right. It moves side to side at the top. Is there supposed to be a spacer/washer something there?
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    http://www.tandtrepair.com/15Class_S...anual_1591.pdf
    Short of having that machine on a bench, I don't know what to say. That is a link to an adjuster's manual. It has drawings of how it is suppose to look. Maybe you can figure something out from it. There is a fellow who comes on board on occasion. His name is Rain. He has a blog that I subscribe to. He is very knowledgeable on these machines. Here is a link to his blog - maybe you can get in contact with him. http://vssmb.blogspot.com/ I hope he will help you right on here. I have a 15 clone that occasionally gets itself hung up in that same area - I have to jar it and it is good to go awhile. I haven't explored it enough to fix it though - too much other stuff going on. Mine also needs a replacement tension.
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    I really can not tell from the pic here, I would have to see it moving to make an assesment.
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    Beautiful machine! Love the decals!

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    I hope you get this problem fixed.

    I "need" a Cinderella. That's my mom's pet name for me. My dad named me Cindy after a song (Git Along Home, Cindy, Cindy).

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    I'm going to try to put some felt circles on either side of the rod. At least it will cushion it some. will let you all know how it works out. I am trying to find someone local to take Cinderella to but so far no luck. The only good sewing machine guy I know of has retired due to really bad health. I wouldn't trust his son to push my wheelchair. Nevermind Cinderella!! He just doesn't care enough about fixing sewing machines. he want you to buy a new one.
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Thank you Miriam!! between the adjustments made possible from the link you gave and the mechanics felt Cinderella sounds much much better!! Still looking for reliable sewing machine service mechanic near Gretna Va. If I find one I will post it! Thankyou All so much for the help!!!! and the encouragement!!!!!!!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Desperately needed info!!! What size bobbin does your Cinderella use? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiDesertQuilter View Post
    Desperately needed info!!! What size bobbin does your Cinderella use? Thank you!
    Mine uses Class 15 bobbins and bobbin case - very easy to find.
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    I hope your machine is sitting crooked in the pic. I can see the silver plate, looks sideways. So does the foot look crooked. I hope that is just the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://www.tandtrepair.com/15Class_S...anual_1591.pdf
    Short of having that machine on a bench, I don't know what to say. That is a link to an adjuster's manual. It has drawings of how it is suppose to look. Maybe you can figure something out from it. There is a fellow who comes on board on occasion. His name is Rain. He has a blog that I subscribe to. He is very knowledgeable on these machines. Here is a link to his blog - maybe you can get in contact with him. http://vssmb.blogspot.com/ I hope he will help you right on here. I have a 15 clone that occasionally gets itself hung up in that same area - I have to jar it and it is good to go awhile. I haven't explored it enough to fix it though - too much other stuff going on. Mine also needs a replacement tension.
    WHEE I doubt if the stuff above would be of any help at all. I opened up the Cinderella I have and it is NOT a 15 clone on the inside. Only the bobbin, the tension and slide plates are from the clones. ALL of the hidden parts are different. Have you tried giving it a good oiling with Triflow? I would have to have it on the bench to know much.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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