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    Old 03-04-2011, 07:18 AM
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    Originally Posted by tomilu
    Does anyone have some of the Touch and Swears (Sews)? Specifically the 600, 603, 628 or 728? I have some stuff for those models I need to find a new home for. I'm not listing for sale. You can PM me.
    Tomilu, what do you have? I have a 626 T&S that I just love. I use it in my quilt shop for so many things and it's what I sewed on for many years. I know lots of ppl hate them but I've had good luck. Probably break down now that I bragged on it. hahaha
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    Old 03-04-2011, 07:18 AM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Originally Posted by JaneK
    Hi all,
    Well in addition to my fabulous 319 from the estate sale last weekend, I got my FW in the mail yesterday. It looks to be in pretty good shape, but is not sewing, yet:) I need to oil it and make sure the bobbin case finger is in the right place, as well as clean it. It seems there is a lot of gunky ,orangish buildup in the bobbin case area, and essentially all over.I believe it's old oil. What should I use to clean the gunky stuff off. I don't really want to do the entire dismantle , if I don't have to.. What gets this old oil/greasy mess off without damaging the machine or finish?
    Thanks much,
    Jane
    Jane, you can use oil to loosen the hardened oil - just make sure you don't drop the hardened stuff in the machine! You can also use WD 40, but make sure you get it all off when you are done! The outside of the machine can be cleaned with gentle soap and water, Goop Non-pumice, GoJo Non-pumice or I use Blue Magic TR 3 which cleans and waxes the machines. You can even use sewing machine oil to clean all the machine! We also, clean and polish with Scotts Liquid Gold. Be sure to oil all the oil holes and joints!

    Nancy
    You can clean the area with Kerosene and drop a few drops in all of the oil holes and it will loosen and break it up for you then you can hit it with sewing machine oil.

    Billy
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    Old 03-04-2011, 07:33 AM
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    BoJangles, thanks for the reply. I have one machine. On the Singer site I looked at the chart with the serial numbers and in the last column it said "C series". I wasn't sure I was looking in the right place for my serial number G598363. Where did you find the info that you found so I can go look for myself and know next time I am looking in the right place?
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    Old 03-04-2011, 07:42 AM
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    Hello! I have a quick question and didn't know whether or not you might be able to help me.

    I recently inherited a Bernina 530-2 from my grandmother. I've opened up the entire machine for a cleaning and an oiling, both of which went very well. However, the instruction manual mentions needing to oil the motor and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the darn thing open!

    It may be worth mentioning that I have a machine with a European power source, since she purchased it in England. She used to have my Granddad open things up for her and oil them, but unfortunately he recently passed.
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    Old 03-04-2011, 08:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by dirty1mom
    BoJangles, thanks for the reply. I have one machine. On the Singer site I looked at the chart with the serial numbers and in the last column it said "C series". I wasn't sure I was looking in the right place for my serial number G598363. Where did you find the info that you found so I can go look for myself and know next time I am looking in the right place?
    Here is the Singer Serial Number site. Once you get in there, go to the correct serial number for your machine, i.e., no letter, one letter, two letters; then once you get there you will see the letter 'G' in red on the right, click on that red letter!

    http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html

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    Does anyone have the link to the needle chart that lists all the machines and the different needle manufacturers? I can't find the link!

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    Old 03-04-2011, 08:49 AM
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    Hope somebody can tell me something good. I found this 319w at a garage sale this morning. It was marked $2, but the bobbin case is missing, and no accessories, so I only paid $1. It is pretty neat though.
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    Old 03-04-2011, 08:49 AM
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    Originally Posted by Jennalyn
    Hello! I have a quick question and didn't know whether or not you might be able to help me.

    I recently inherited a Bernina 530-2 from my grandmother. I've opened up the entire machine for a cleaning and an oiling, both of which went very well. However, the instruction manual mentions needing to oil the motor and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the darn thing open!

    It may be worth mentioning that I have a machine with a European power source, since she purchased it in England. She used to have my Granddad open things up for her and oil them, but unfortunately he recently passed.
    I don't know about a Bernina, but with my Singer FW & 403 there are certain holes to put oil or grease in. I just follow the diagrams in my manual. Nothing said about opening up the motor. Does your manual have a diagram to follow?
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    Old 03-04-2011, 08:57 AM
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    Oh, thank you! I knew I wasn't reading something right! I didn't know to click on the red "G". Thanks again.
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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:01 AM
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    BoJangles wrote: That needle looks like a Davis long. There seems to be a few of the very old machines that took longer than normal needles. My New Home is one of them, along with the Singer 9W, and the Davis. I hope Miz Johnny reads this post, as she or Billy probably could shed some light on your machine.

    Nancy
    I have been researching all morning and I found that Davis did indeed make the Standart machines. Could you tell me how long a Davis long needle is? I measured the one in my machine and it is 1 3/4 ". thanks.
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