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Thread: New (old) Singer Sewing Machine, now what?

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    Junior Member Kate01's Avatar
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    I just became the owner of a Singer Featherweight model #322. It cost me very little, but It doesn't have a power cord or a foot pedal, I don't know what else it may need. It looks to be in good condition, but again, I don't really know. Please, I need help. I live in Chester County, Pa, near West Chester, Coatesville, area. I guess I need to find a Singer Service place, does anyone have any idea how I get started?

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    Try contacting billy here -- lostn51 see what he suggests :wink:

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    As for parts and sometimes servicing for these older machines, EBay has an excellent selection and some are sellers that specialize in servicing these types of machines (perhaps one of them is in your area). You may do a little surfing/digging to see if you can find one of them who can advise you as to a good starting point etc.

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    Is your FW actually a 222? (not a 322). I Googled sites for supplies for mine, when I needede a new footpedal, but Billy here on this site has them for sale now, (I think)

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    Thanks to you and sharon B I sent a PM to Billy, hope I get an answer soon. It is a #322 Singer.

    Thanks for your input, I'll let you all know how I do on this. I am so excited, I have wanted a FW for a long time and now maybe I'll have one. WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate01
    I just became the owner of a Singer Featherweight model #322. It cost me very little, but It doesn't have a power cord or a foot pedal, I don't know what else it may need. It looks to be in good condition, but again, I don't really know. Please, I need help. I live in Chester County, Pa, near West Chester, Coatesville, area. I guess I need to find a Singer Service place, does anyone have any idea how I get started?
    Congratulations on your 'new' sewing machine!! Is this the machine that you have? http://sewcraftful.com/how-to/what-i...ght-model-322/

    This Featherweight is not the same as the Singer 221 or 222 Featherweight so I'm not sure if the parts would be interchangable. Maybe someone else would know.

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    Cathy, that is my new Singer #322. I can't wait to get it up and running.

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    This isn't the kind of Featherweight everyone's trying to own. This still looks like a nice machine, ENJOY!!!

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    It's still going to be a great addition to my sewing room. I don't go to classes due to hearing problem, so there is no need for a lighter machine. Thanks for letting me know the difference.

    Happy stitches to you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate01
    It's still going to be a great addition to my sewing room. I don't go to classes due to hearing problem, so there is no need for a lighter machine. Thanks for letting me know the difference.

    Happy stitches to you all.
    Have you gotten it running, yet? I just noticed that your full name is Kathleen! That's my name too
    :thumbup: . I was named after the Irish song "Take Me Home Again Kathleen". I'm so-o-o happy that my mother decided on that name because I was almost named Mecushalah (sp?) because she saw it in a story that she was reading when she was pregnant with me :shock: :shock: :shock:

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    I'm glad you got "Kathleen". My Mom had heard the name when she was a little girl and aways said she would name her first daughter Kathleen. When I was born, we both almost died, Mom was tiny and it was breach. The Docs worked hard and we made it. The first thing my Dad said to my Mom afterwards was "Kathleen is here". I turned out to be an only child, but I made it!

    As for the Singer, Billy (Here on the board is helping me find parts for it and hopefully it won't take too ling.

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    I too bought a 322 with no power cord. Did you find one? Do you think another is avialable? kcl

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    For those who see this old thread because they are in the same situation......the foot pedals for the 322s are no longer made (as of this writing). So, you have to search for a used one by calling all the Singer Sewing Centers (singerco.com has the listings) until you find one, ebay, or if you know someone with electrical knowledge, there are powercords, also called lead cords, that fit the plug but don't have the foot control attached. That's were the person with the electrical knowledge comes in. I just ordered a powercord through amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Lead-Power-Cor..._se_p_t_3_1HEN It is called a Lead Power Cord
    #979430-002 (just in case that link eventually expires) and is being sold by SewingMachinesPl
    us. It fits and the machine will turn on and run at both speeds but I haven't tried to have it wired to foot pedal yet because we found the actual foot pedal from a Singer Center and they are mailing it to me. Other cords made for printers and various electornic devices look like they would fit but the wattage/amperage/etcs. are of concern. I hope the weeks of hunting for a replacement by two people (thank you R!) helps someone else.
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