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    Old 12-26-2011, 08:48 AM
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    [ATTACH=CONFIG]297900[/ATTACH]I know Singer site has these for sale but does anyone have one for free? I bought one for $5 & everything moves, runs EXCEPT I can't get the bobbin thread pulled up. There is a knob on the front of the bed (to the left of the thread guide for bobbin winder) that doesn't show on the pictures I see online. I'd appreciate any help you could give me. I want to give this machine to a friend.
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    Old 12-27-2011, 06:54 AM
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    Great find and how nice to find a machine for a friend. We will have yet another person that will see the value of the vintage machines.

    Here is the link for the manual from Singer http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...aab08a72c8.pdf

    Hope it works as I am not great at all this stuff yet. Please make sure and let us all know how everything turns out.

    Good Luck,
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    Old 12-27-2011, 08:09 AM
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    Thanks mtpockets1, this is what I was looking at yesterday except it was really small. Couldn't figure out how to see it big enough to read. It still doesn't have any explanation of what the knob to the left of the Bobbin Winder Tension Disc is supposed to be. Does anyone know what that's supposed to be for? See pix.
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    Old 12-27-2011, 08:19 AM
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    could it be the reverse button.
    And as for the bobbin thread not coming up,
    try threading the machine in the opposite direction.
    If you are threading it right to left, try left to right,
    maybe that is what it needs. Some of the older machines thread
    like that. It won't hurt to try.
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    Old 12-27-2011, 08:41 AM
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    Originally Posted by misseva
    Thanks mtpockets1, this is what I was looking at yesterday except it was really small. Couldn't figure out how to see it big enough to read. It still doesn't have any explanation of what the knob to the left of the Bobbin Winder Tension Disc is supposed to be. Does anyone know what that's supposed to be for? See pix.
    If you are on Firefox (don't know if it works on Internet Explorer), you can enlarge any "page" by holding down the control key and using the scroll key on your mouse. One direction makes it bigger, the other direction makes it smaller. I've never tried to memorize which way is which. I just try it and see what size the text changes to!

    Also, I think I got a machine like yours. It was sitting in front of someone's house with a sign saying free. I'd never pass up a free machine. It worked great! I gave it to a friend who didn't have a backup sewing machine. I'll check and see about pulling the bobbin thread up, because I know the machine worked.

    BTW, it threads like most machines!
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    The problem is - when I turn the hand wheel nothing in the bobbin area moves - don't most machines have something that moves to take the bobbin thread around?
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    Originally Posted by misseva
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]297900[/ATTACH]I know Singer site has these for sale but does anyone have one for free? I bought one for $5 & everything moves, runs EXCEPT I can't get the bobbin thread pulled up. There is a knob on the front of the bed (to the left of the thread guide for bobbin winder) that doesn't show on the pictures I see online. I'd appreciate any help you could give me. I want to give this machine to a friend.
    Hi MissEva, I own one 457 so maybe I can help you but I don't quite understand what in your machine does not work. The button you mention is used to raise / lower the teeth (feed dogs). This button has nothing to do with the bobbin thread. Could you explain your problem a bit more? Is the upper thread simply not looping with the bobbin thread? Have a great day!
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    Old 01-09-2012, 03:51 PM
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    Originally Posted by misseva
    The problem is - when I turn the hand wheel nothing in the bobbin area moves - don't most machines have something that moves to take the bobbin thread around?
    The machine has a timing belt underneath that connects the bobbin mechanism to the motor. From what you describe it seems that the belt is either torn, loose or missing. It is not very difficult to replace but needle-hook timing setup is critical so let me know if you want to do it yourself and I will send you detailed photos. ˇBlessings!
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    Old 01-10-2012, 06:46 AM
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    Originally Posted by belem
    The machine has a timing belt underneath that connects the bobbin mechanism to the motor. From what you describe it seems that the belt is either torn, loose or missing. It is not very difficult to replace but needle-hook timing setup is critical so let me know if you want to do it yourself and I will send you detailed photos. ˇBlessings!
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    Thanks so much. My next questions is..... How do you get the bottom off to see underneath? Looks like I would have to pry it off. The bobbin race (think that's what it's called) does not move when I move the hand wheel. On my other machines it turns and that's what makes the thread loop so the needle thread can pull it up. As you can tell, I'm not mechanical and haven't the foggiest idea what parts are called.
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    I have a 457 sitting upstairs waiting on me to work on her. If you take her top off(oh wow) and look inside, you will probably find nylon gears. It sounds like the gears are stripped and need to be replaced. Once replaced, the timing needs to be adjusted.

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