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    Old 07-01-2015, 07:42 AM
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    Hello,
    Please forgive me if this has already been asked and answered, I have searched and searched with no luck. I have acquired a Dressmaker SWA2000 and as many of them the gear that operates the zigzag is broken. I have taken it to two repairmen in my area only to be told by one that the machine is junk and by the other that he will only service it for a straight stitch because the labor for replacing the gear is too intensive. I have found through this forum as well as a few others that people are getting this gear replaced somehow. I would like to replace this gear as I have found what I believe is a replacement that isn't plastic so it won't just fall apart again. Does anyone have any instruction on how this gear is replaced or maybe could recommend someone in the Oklahoma City area who would actually be willing to replace the part (I've called a few places since learning what is wrong and the guy who will service it to be a straight stitch only machine is the only person who is even willing to work on it) It's a beautiful machine and I would like for all the options to work on it if at all possible. Thank you for any help you may be able to offer.
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    Old 07-01-2015, 07:46 PM
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    The funny thing about those Dressmakers, is that you could probably buy 10 of them for the price of getting the one you have repaired. You might consider buying another one that didn't need major surgery. When I see them in the thrift store, they usually sell for $5 to $15. Just a thought....
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    Old 07-02-2015, 04:49 PM
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    I don't know. But you can try Yahoo group vintagejapansewingmachines (That one is made in Japan, right? I lack time to look it up.) https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...machines/files
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    Old 05-21-2023, 06:23 PM
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    Originally Posted by Shayn
    Hello,
    Please forgive me if this has already been asked and answered, I have searched and searched with no luck. I have acquired a Dressmaker SWA2000 and as many of them the gear that operates the zigzag is broken. I have taken it to two repairmen in my area only to be told by one that the machine is junk and by the other that he will only service it for a straight stitch because the labor for replacing the gear is too intensive. I have found through this forum as well as a few others that people are getting this gear replaced somehow. I would like to replace this gear as I have found what I believe is a replacement that isn't plastic so it won't just fall apart again. Does anyone have any instruction on how this gear is replaced or maybe could recommend someone in the Oklahoma City area who would actually be willing to replace the part (I've called a few places since learning what is wrong and the guy who will service it to be a straight stitch only machine is the only person who is even willing to work on it) It's a beautiful machine and I would like for all the options to work on it if at all possible. Thank you for any help you may be able to offer.
    Oh my, I just found out yesterday that my gear is cracked also for the zigzag function. I hope we can get some answers on where to find a replacement gear and how to replace it. I absolutely fell in love with this machine and am so determined to get it fixed instead of accepting that it will only be a straight stitch machine.
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    Oh my, I just found out yesterday that my gear is cracked also for the zigzag function. I hope we can get some answers on where to find a replacement gear and how to replace it. I absolutely fell in love with this machine and am so determined to get it fixed instead of accepting that it will only be a straight stitch machine.
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    Old 05-22-2023, 05:35 PM
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    Oops no longer exist. The Japanese group, unfortunately never moved to Groups IO. There is a Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine Facebook group.
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    Old 05-23-2023, 05:17 PM
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    Maybe this will give you a lead - I have a Dressmaker RS-98 with a cracked Hook Driving Gear. Being unable to find anything for it, I started looking for who made Dressmakers and found that the Riccar RS-98 appears to be the same machine. The part I need is available for the Riccar and I'll know in a week or so if it's the same. Maybe the SWA2000 is a copy of something else.
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