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Old 02-21-2021, 11:02 AM
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I recently purchased a cabinet with a Singer 401a inside. It does run but barely. Not sure if it's gummed up or motor going bad.

My other one is why i hope you can help me. It's what I believe to be a Kenmore model 44 (bluish teal color, based on pictures from the internet). It does run well. The plate with the model number is missing.

Does anyone have a manual for either of these or could possibly point me in the right direction?

I appreciate your time and help.
(I don't know how to upload pics)

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Old 02-21-2021, 11:22 AM
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Hello and welcome. I am not much help I'm afraid. There are some knowledgeable people here, but you may get more help over on Victorian Sweatshop forum.
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Old 02-21-2021, 11:38 AM
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I appreciate your help. I made an account there as well. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 02-21-2021, 12:24 PM
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I have a 401a in a cabinet. I am not sure if I still have the manual or not but I will look.
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Old 02-21-2021, 01:17 PM
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Welcome to the board! You can find the users and service manual for the 401 here

https://www.vintagesingerparts.com/pages/about-us

Scroll down, it will be on the left. Also search this board for 401/403, there have been a lot of posts about it, including maintenance and motor issues.

I would have to see a picture of the Kenmore.
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Old 02-21-2021, 01:41 PM
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My email is [email protected]. If you email me I'll send a picture of it. Thank you again for your time and help.
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:24 PM
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One of the other members, Janey, wrote up this about posting pictures, this way everyone can see it and maybe help:

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.

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.
https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...p-location.jpg

Some additional info regarding reducing images at post #4 and images for the scroll and upload button can be found at #5 of https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...d-t312607.html
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:35 PM
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Can't help with the Kenmore but your 401 will be gummed up for sure, rare for the motor to be bad
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Old 02-21-2021, 03:01 PM
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Do these look ok?
Attached Thumbnails singer.jpg   kenmore.jpg  
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Old 02-21-2021, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Armysoldier1073 View Post
I recently purchased a cabinet with a Singer 401a inside. It does run but barely. Not sure if it's gummed up or motor going bad.

My other one is why i hope you can help me. It's what I believe to be a Kenmore model 44 (bluish teal color, based on pictures from the internet). It does run well. The plate with the model number is missing.

Does anyone have a manual for either of these or could possibly point me in the right direction?

I appreciate your time and help.
(I don't know how to upload pics)
I found my manual for the 401A. What do you need to know about the machine? The manual has several pages and shows a lot of the special stitches.

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