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VtgRiccars 02-11-2021 10:51 AM

Help reverse spring dislodged and selector dial won't turn
 
Hi all,

I recently picked up a JcPenney 6501 machine. It made stitches but didn't reverse. All of a sudden the machine selectors dial wouldn't turn all the way and now it only makes one stitch out of 14. I tried having it repaired and the shop told me it was a throw away because the gear was cracked. I don't believe it is a throw away, as it sewed before the reverse spring dislodged. My question is how do I remove the top layer to access the second layer where I can reach the spring?


Ps. Tried to upload photos and it never works.

JoeJr 02-11-2021 01:33 PM

One of the other members, Janey, has written up the following instructions for pictures:

We like pictures. 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

leonf 02-11-2021 04:08 PM

pull out a hairdryer and spend a lot of time heating that puppy up. especially around the controls. sometimes just that and tender wiggles can get them free. I haven't messed with many Penny's machines, and if it is plastic bodied you may not want to do that.

bkay 02-12-2021 05:49 AM

If it really is a cracked gear, it is a throw away. The cost of the gear is not prohibitive (if you can find one), but they are not easy to replace. Usually, the reverse mechanism is not a spring. It's usually a gear or a lever.


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