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73mmhearse 07-15-2019 11:42 PM

about 3 months ago I was given my grandmothers sewing machines. Both are singers, one is a 9410 (the last machine she bought before passing on) and the one it replaced, a 758 touch n sew. I remember her useing the 758 so I set out to get it running agin. I quickly found the problem. The plastic gears had broke 2 teeth on the bobbin/dog assembly. So I ordered those and replaced them. As I started to re time it everything looked good then the other set of gears sheered teeth. So agin I replaced those and went to time it agin. This time the drive belt lost teeth. And after seeing what was going to be a chore to do I moved on to another machine. I will probably never buy another tns except the older ones. A buddy snagged a 600 with cabinet for me for $5 at a yard sale. When he dropped it off I seen the TnS badge and thought, well poop. It has a nice cabinet at least. When I tipped it back and pulled the cover off I knew then I had a good one. All metal gears! After fixing a wire issue and a good oiling the thing runs like a champ. And the auto wind bobbin works smoothly.

73mmhearse 07-16-2019 12:59 AM

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My grandmothers 758[ATTACH=CONFIG]614881[/ATTACH]my newest 600[ATTACH=CONFIG]614882[/ATTACH]

bkay 07-19-2019 05:23 AM

Yeah, I also have a 600. I still sew on the 401, though. Mine is also an auto-reel, although it has a "Touch and Sew" label posted over the auto-reel one. Unfortunately, I've never finished getting it all cleaned up. It's the dirtiest machine I've seen that wasn't in storage for a long time. It's just coated in old oil and lint in every nook and cranny. It's a two t-shirt clean-up, for sure, but life got in the way of sewing machines.

bkay

Mikegenwood 08-06-2021 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly (Post 7898386)
Those parts that broke, how old were they? 40, 50 years? Replacements are available and once fixed the machines will last another 40, 50 years. In my mind no machine is a lost cause if it can be repaired. Since I don't do it for a living the cost doesn't matter, it's the experience of saving it that counts.

Cari

couldn't agree more. I think the t&sew are awesome and easy to repair for another 50 years. Even the belt

bigjohn 09-09-2021 05:01 PM

Here is an idea to change the 750 timing belt without doing a lot of disassembly of the machine. https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/a5i
Just use some rubber cement and cut the pins flush.

Mikegenwood 09-09-2021 06:09 PM

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Actually, cutting off flush didn't last. Pins pull out without a head. I had much better luck leaving the heads on and bending over the other end. Works great now

Mikegenwood 09-09-2021 06:10 PM

No glue needed

bigjohn 09-09-2021 06:31 PM

Repairmen who are earning their living by being paid by the hour instead of the job don't come up with time-saving shortcuts.

Mikegenwood 09-09-2021 06:38 PM

LOL! (I guess I need 10 characters for the post to post)

juliasb 09-10-2021 04:37 AM

I had a Touch & Sew come my way a few years ago and it tuned it up and gave it away. It was working when it left here. The history of this machine is a sad one as so many of us know. Many years ago, in junior high school, They were brand new and we had three of them in the class room. They were always out of service. They were the first machines I used with a drop in bobbin, and the first plastic machines I worked with too. So very different. Now as collectors items I decided it was one I didn't need to keep. As you said pretty to look at but not reliable.


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