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    Old 06-13-2015, 09:48 AM
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    I oiled and greased all the parts as per the manual. I put Singer motor lube into the two holes using Nova Montgomery's video. All works very well and is very quiet.

    the light bulb flickered before it stayed on so I put in a new bulb. Same thing. Flickers and then stays on. Cords look in decent shape. I was reading on line about some of the newer bulbs not having good connections? Can anybody lead me to a good bulb if it appears to be just a bulb situation?

    Is this a problem to prohibit using? No sparks, motor hesitation, etc.

    thanks in advance.
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    Old 06-13-2015, 11:40 AM
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    If it is staying on and the wires look good I don't think I would worry.
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    Old 06-14-2015, 07:30 AM
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    Could be the center conductor in the socket is bent too far in so you're not getting a good contact. Try unplugging the machine and bending it out just a bit so the bulb seats more firmly against it.
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    Old 06-14-2015, 02:37 PM
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    Thanks Rodney. I will work on learning about that at a later time. I did switch out the bulb from the old 66 and the new one works in it and the one from the 66 works in the Featherweight.
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    Old 06-15-2015, 06:23 AM
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    You can get the new LED bulbs for Featherweight machines now. Certain sites carry them.
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    Old 06-15-2015, 06:46 AM
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    I had a traditional bulb in one of my FWs that flickered, and as soon as I changed it to an LED, the flickering stopped. I love those things! They're not nearly as expensive as they used to be. And they don't get hot, which is lovely.
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    Old 06-15-2015, 11:16 AM
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    Will look into the LED next time I need one. Thanks everyone
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    Old 06-15-2015, 02:20 PM
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    The bulb in my Featherweight was very hot. I would almost burn myself if I touched the shield over it. Then it burned out and I got a different bulb. What a difference. This bulb does not get so hot. I will certainly get a LED next time.
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    Old 06-16-2015, 10:29 AM
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    I think I got my LED bulb from Nova Montgomery. My old bulb wasn't burned out but I was tired of burning myself when I accidentally touched the guard. Now I don't have to worry about getting burned.
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    Old 06-17-2015, 07:36 AM
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    I just got my FW and straight away burnt the back of my hand on the light shroud while I was dusting her off. I ordered an LED bulb about five minutes later, LOL.
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