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    I read all the way through this and didn't realise it was from last year until reaching the end.

    Charlee, if you are in the right mood and you end up talking to someone who thinks you are dense, whereas it is them who knows nothing, have some fun and act really really thick, completely useless and girly, and say you might come back after you've discussed it with your husband. At least you might have a bit of a laugh about it when you get home.

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    It's funny...this guy STILL tries to get his hands on my machines! He rents from us once in awhile, and I took him over to the apartment one day and showed him my machines...he was darned near drooling....and telling me how much I paid for the machines...totally wrong! I *think* he finally grasps the concept that a "Boye 18" does NOT mean that the needle size is an 18! (I showed him needles too! LOL!)
    He did ask me when I was going to bring the machines in to be serviced and timed!! I told him that I handle that stuff myself and his jaw dropped!

    That does sound like fun tho Muv...maybe I'll go find another OSMG to play with!! ~grin~
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    I would go back to the shop and get the numbers off the machine. I would look it up and go back and stick it up His nose. Then I would walk out and tell Him He would never touch a machine of mine for fear He would not know what to do. That is what I would do. How does He stay in business not knowing better that that. I'm not that up on all this but I do know not to put oil in a potted motor.Joy
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    What is a 'potted motor'?

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    Yup.. I'd be getting a little nutty with the guy.. Would be very polite, and let the guy know he needs to lear more about sewing machines before hescrews them up for good.. Then you run into a problem if you are in rural area on who to take the machine to.. Think a farmer might be better at working on a sewing machine..

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    I read it thru before I found out it was old, too.

    However, it scares me because I have a machine in the shop now. And I wouldn't know if I got suckered or not. What do I need to look for when I pick it up (besides scotch tape?! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    What is a 'potted motor'?
    The machine is gear driven by a motor that's fully enclosed on the back of the machine by a little "pot"...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brige66/5029822207/
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    I read it thru before I found out it was old, too.

    However, it scares me because I have a machine in the shop now. And I wouldn't know if I got suckered or not. What do I need to look for when I pick it up (besides scotch tape?! )
    Check to see that it's been repaired as you requested. Take thread, and a scrap to test it while you're still at the shop. If you took it in for general service, check to see that it's been cleaned, look for "oil shine" on exposed mechanical parts, make sure the bobbin area has been cleaned and free of lint and lint dust.
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    charlee, There's a shop in Eugene, the guy has been there 37 yrs under his owner ship...

    simple little things we forget ..

    Last week, I ask hime about the springs in a foot pedal,, he looked lost and STARTED to say they don't have springs, Now I also had with me an old machine. He knows I'm always after old time stuff..

    Upon see the look, I told him about that shop way back when , and the guy always had boxes of those springs, THEN, He remember the springs... he laughed and talked of the boxes he tossed out, He did dig a come up with about 6 springs...

    I knew these would be hard to get , any of you going to these shop , should ask and buy what ever you can get.

    This shop also has used machines, most are newer type, He did have a old dressmaker.. priced at $298 / 89 ? every thing else was just over 300 and all white box machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    Yup.. I'd be getting a little nutty with the guy.. Would be very polite, and let the guy know he needs to lear more about sewing machines before hescrews them up for good.. Then you run into a problem if you are in rural area on who to take the machine to.. Think a farmer might be better at working on a sewing machine..
    Well here is a true and sort of funny story, I have one of those very touchy Singer Quantum lock sergers, 5 threader and the only guy that has ever been able to get it serviced and sewing correctly is the son of one of our local quilting stores. And he IS a John Deer Mechanic. He works for his mom on a part time basis or at least he was at that time servicing the machines that were brought into her shop. Sad to say but the others in this town were not able to get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    The machine is gear driven by a motor that's fully enclosed on the back of the machine by a little "pot"...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brige66/5029822207/
    Thanks - learned something new

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Check to see that it's been repaired as you requested. Take thread, and a scrap to test it while you're still at the shop. If you took it in for general service, check to see that it's been cleaned, look for "oil shine" on exposed mechanical parts, make sure the bobbin area has been cleaned and free of lint and lint dust.
    Will do. It was a broken presser foot lever. I couldn't figure out how to replace it correctly. Hopefully, it won't cost an arm and a leg to get that done. One of the members of this board recommended the shop to me, so I'm sure everything will work ok! Not sure if they'll do a tune-up on her while she's there or just replace that part. I'll be so happy when she's back home with me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    The machine is gear driven by a motor that's fully enclosed on the back of the machine by a little "pot"...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brige66/5029822207/
    Charlee, we all know businesses that have owners or workers that don't have a clue about what they are doing.... sad!! It takes awhile to figure out which ones know something but it is very important to do that.

    And, the quote says there are only 2 machines that have a potted motor. That can't be true. I now have a Singer 101 and it has the potted motor. I know it's been hard trying to find much information about the 101s. I haven't printed out the owner's manual for it yet but I will have to because I need to know about putting the grease in it. You just can't trust everything you see on the internet either.

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    I had this happen one time with my computer. I was telling the men about it and they looked at me and said this is a pretty old computer and cannot have all that on it because they did not do that years agod. I told them again that it had crashed and I did not want to buy a new computer because I could not get all the stuff I wanted on it without spending a fortune. The young man (looked about 14 lol) told me it was not worth saving and I did not understand. Well that did it. With hacd on hip I informed him that I knew all about this machine and it was well worth fixing because my son said so and I am sure he knows all about it since he built it for me. I also mentioned that he had been a crytological tech in the navy and now worked for a company that installed all the computer equipment in navy ships and the only reason you are even touching my puter is because I cannot get it to my son in Virginia Beach.
    Yes his attitude changed. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post

    And, the quote says there are only 2 machines that have a potted motor. That can't be true. I now have a Singer 101 and it has the potted motor. I know it's been hard trying to find much information about the 101s. I haven't printed out the owner's manual for it yet but I will have to because I need to know about putting the grease in it. You just can't trust everything you see on the internet either.
    True, I didn't read the page I posted, I was just showing bearisgray what a potted motor looks like
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    In Christmas Valley a fellow was telling me his family had a singer dealership. When a black machine was traded in, no matter how nice it was, they used to take a big hammer and destroy them to get them out of the market place so they could sell the new machines. I was physically ill instantly. I like to fell over in a faint. I am a singer-aholic and have several.

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