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    Sewing machine trouble - vintage WHITE 764

    I don't know if I'm posting this on the correct board or not.

    I just picked up a vintage White 764 sewing machine today (craigslist) She's a beauty. I have a huge issue I need help with however. When I plug it in, it's already sewing, needle going up and down, full speed. This happens when I plug it in to the knee control, and when I plug it into an extension cord directly. I am hoping this is a simple problem to correct. Any ideas? (Also, does anyone have a manual for this machine? If so, I'd be happy to buy a copy of yours! Let me know. Thanks to all.
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    THAT is a COOL machine!! I want one! :lol:

    Here is your manual:
    http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...hite-764-x.pdf

    You have a contact issue with your controller. I'm not sure how to tell you how to fix it, but I'm betting someone will!! (My 201 did that too...but William fixed it)

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    Are there two outlets to plug into? My Admiral did this. I reversed the power cord and the foot pedal and it was fine.

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    My idea was that it sounds like the speed controller is sticking. I'm sure you have checked that, but if not I would make sure there is no gumminess around it. But I also think the person who said there are two ways to plug it in has a good idea.I know thats how it is on one of my machines.

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    Hi, I have a White 763 (which is the same machine only straight stitch only). FYI it's also called the My Fair Lady Machines because they debuted at the World Fair;>

    Anyway, there should be a motor plug and a light plug. If you put the motor cord into the light plug it will run constantly like you've stated. You should have a dual outlet with this machine marked "light" and "motor" and it sounds like you've got the cords switched. You can PM me to help if need be. I love my 763 for it's awesome straight stitch. Great line.

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    Good morning everyone!
    I haven't even had my coffee yet... I had to get back here. Before I logged in, it hit me.... I think I got the outlets mixed up, and I need to switch them. I haven't made my way to the sewing room to check it out yet... but that's GOT to be it! Yes.. I'm a ding ding! (that's what we call dingalings around here) LOL. I'll let you know later... after I have my coffee. Oh if I would just think upon these things a little longer. tee hee.... oh well. But if I did that, I wouldn't have googled my issue... and I wouldn't have found this board!... and all you super sweet people!

    CHARLEE! Thank you for the manual!!!! I really appreciate that!!!

    So I'll be back to let you know how it worked out. I did notice I'm missing the bobbin shuttle too... but I think I can swipe one from another machine I have. I think..... man, I just want to take her for a test drive!!!

    Candace: I love to hear that you love your 763! Does my 764 have a nickname?

    See ya'll later.

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    Boy do I feel dumb! I had the plugs into the wrong outlets on the sewing desk. Problem solved. Must of been the heat yesterday.... yeah, that's it.. LOL Thanks again for everything.

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    Beautiful machine! Love it's design :D:D:D
    Happy to hear it was an easy fix :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by stedfast
    Boy do I feel dumb! I had the plugs into the wrong outlets on the sewing desk. Problem solved. Must of been the heat yesterday.... yeah, that's it.. LOL Thanks again for everything.
    No problem. I occasionally put them in the wrong plug, too. That's why I knew exactly what you were doing!

    Yes, both of our models are nicknamed "White Fair Lady". You can google it, there are a few websites about it, I believe.

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    Thanks for sharing that. I love to learn about the history behind these old machines. Now I just need the hook shuttle!! One of these days i'll get to sew!

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    Help with white 764

    I bought mine a couple of months ago... Immediately broke the oscillating gear in the lower gearbox. Have replaced it, but cannot get timing right.
    anyone have instructions for setting timing, or even better, an exploded diagram of entire machine.
    please email response direct to
    [email protected]

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    I just got this machine yesterday and i was soo happy still am, but when i pluged it in, it didnt work, after looking at this post i realized my maquine comes with one electrical cord and not two, it looks like the previous owners merged the two cords and also its missing the spool pin. I hope I can get it to work, i love it so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stedfast View Post
    Boy do I feel dumb! I had the plugs into the wrong outlets on the sewing desk. Problem solved. Must of been the heat yesterday.... yeah, that's it.. LOL Thanks again for everything.
    I have had my 764 since the day I bought it brand new in 1970 as a newly wed. Love her. New machines can be so touchy this machine just goes and goes over thick materials layered like when you are making bags. Best machine. Enjoy ! Ebay has manuals for sale.

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    Don't feel bad, I have done the same and I am sure others have too! I have one as well but yours is in much better shape and mine has toggles instead of dials. The manual was the first I had seen that tells you to clean the gears with kerosene. Good maintenance info. You will love how she sews, she's one of my favourites. Keeps a nice stitch over heavy stuff. Have fun!

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