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    Old 10-20-2012, 06:58 PM
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    I figured out the timing for my New Home Light Running treadle today. It didn't have a bobbin case when I got it, so I really didn't know if it would ever sew. It was locked up when I got it. The rods and bushings in the bottom of the machine were not moving. After taking it apart and soaking the parts in PB Blaster, I put it back together.

    Using a picture I took before I took it apart, I adjusted the bobbin "spinner". It took a little tinkering, but it is now sewing. It still needs a proper belt, but it's working. I have a rope in place of a leather belt and it slips a bit, but it's working well enough to try it out. I'm so surprised that I was actually able to get it to work. I had serious doubts for this machine for such a long time.
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    Old 10-21-2012, 03:07 AM
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    Originally Posted by quiltingweb
    I figured out the timing for my New Home Light Running treadle today. It didn't have a bobbin case when I got it, so I really didn't know if it would ever sew. It was locked up when I got it. The rods and bushings in the bottom of the machine were not moving. After taking it apart and soaking the parts in PB Blaster, I put it back together.

    Using a picture I took before I took it apart, I adjusted the bobbin "spinner". It took a little tinkering, but it is now sewing. It still needs a proper belt, but it's working. I have a rope in place of a leather belt and it slips a bit, but it's working well enough to try it out. I'm so surprised that I was actually able to get it to work. I had serious doubts for this machine for such a long time.
    You may find over time that you do not need to take a machine apart so much just to clean it.
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    Old 10-21-2012, 05:43 PM
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    It looks like it is in great shape, very good, enjoy
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    Old 10-21-2012, 06:57 PM
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    I haven't had to do this since. Other machines have not been so locked up, but at the time, nothing I did loosened it up. I tried everything that was suggested and finally I just decided to take it apart. I took the whole rod out of the bottom between the gear and the bobbin spinner. I knew everything in the machine moved at least a little, but this rod did not move at all. I soaked the whole rod in PB Blaster for about a week before I got it to move even the slightest. After I got the rod out of the bushings, I had to polish it a bit with steel wool and cleaned the inside of the bushings out as well before I could get it to move smoothly without hanging up. I learned a lot with this machine!

    One thing I love is that it is so LIGHT! I can hold it easily with one hand while settling it back onto its pins in the cabinet. It's a great machine now. Quiet and smooth running. I just wish I had more than one bobbin. It doesn't hold a lot, so I find myself stopping to wind a bobbin more often than with other machines.

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    Old 10-22-2012, 06:55 PM
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    Question How do I get the faceplate off?

    Here are a couple of "before" and "after" pics of my New Home.

    I am wondering if anyone knows if the faceplate comes off or not so would love to hear from someone who has this same machine. It's a Series A. I can't seem to find anyplace where it would come apart.

    The flat metal part on top is the tension! You tighten or loosen the screw to adjust the tension. I really love the Maas metal polish. Even though the metal pieces still look old they are now as smooth as a baby's bottom
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    Old 10-23-2012, 06:17 AM
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    [ATTACH=CONFIG]371884[/ATTACH]Oh Cathy, it's beautiful! There has to be a way for it to come apart. While most of my machines have a screw on the left end that holds the face plate on, my Whites both have a screw that is to the right of that part of the machine that holds it all together.
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    Old 10-23-2012, 06:54 AM
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    Originally Posted by quiltingweb
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]371884[/ATTACH]Oh Cathy, it's beautiful! There has to be a way for it to come apart. While most of my machines have a screw on the left end that holds the face plate on, my Whites both have a screw that is to the right of that part of the machine that holds it all together.
    I'll have to check it out. I know that there are two screws on the same side as yours, but near the bottom instead. I was afraid to undo them in case the needle bar, etc just fell right out onto the table....lol! Thanks!
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    Old 10-23-2012, 09:15 AM
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    One thing that has saved me several times...I take pictures of things before I take them apart...helps me figure out how to put them back together!
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    Old 10-25-2012, 06:32 AM
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    O.K. I took the plunge and decided to see if I could get the face plate apart. There were six screws on the right side of that area. Once I unscrewed them the face plate came right off. The insides looked a LOT different and less complicated than all of my other machines!
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    Old 10-25-2012, 06:37 AM
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    Here are a few more....some 'before' and 'after'. The long skinny rectangular thing is the needlebar.
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