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    Nancy,

    I'd be glad to take those parts machines off your hands. I will re-home them if possible.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Cathy, I have that 201 with the bent needle shaft - you can have it if you want it for a parts machine, or to fix? I don't want to mess with that machine. I also have 2, 66-6 side clamping heads from 1926 you can have for parts or to re-home if you like. They are both in good shape. I am cleaning up! I gave another granddaughter a really nice 401a with attachments - I have a 500a and a 503a that I like better! I gave a friend the Viking 6010 with everything - I like the Pfaffs better, just couldn't bond with that Viking! I am only keeping the machines I know I will use and the ones I really like!

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosie99 View Post
    I got a LBOY 301A just before Christmas. After the Christmas hoopla was over I oiled her and greased the gears. She sews so effortlessly and is so quiet. I love it! But I noticed that the needle sits a hair too much to the left and when sewing you can sometimes hear the needle "touch" the needle plate. I changed the needle and removed the needle plate and screwed it back in. It is still a bit too much to the left. It doesn't stop me from sewing but I would be happier if I could slightly adjust the way the needle sits so it is more centered over the hole. Is that possible?
    Thanks Jackie
    Is the flat side of the needle to your left? Double check your manual.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Jackie,

    A quick answer..No. You can't re-position the needlebar. The needle should not be hitting the plate at all. Do make sure the hole in the bar for the needle is clean. A small amount of debris in the hole can deflect the needle enough to cause it to hit the needleplate.

    The 301 is designed so the the flat of the needle positions the needle at the left side of the hole. As the needle size gets larger the needle 'grows' on the side opposite of the flat. This allows larger needles. If the needle was centered the 301 would have a much smaller range of sizes that could be used before hitting the needleplate hole on the right side.
    I hope this helps.

    BTW the two tone 301 is a LBOW (Light Beige/ Oyster White).

    Cathy





    Quote Originally Posted by rosie99 View Post
    I got a LBOY 301A just before Christmas. After the Christmas hoopla was over I oiled her and greased the gears. She sews so effortlessly and is so quiet. I love it! But I noticed that the needle sits a hair too much to the left and when sewing you can sometimes hear the needle "touch" the needle plate. I changed the needle and removed the needle plate and screwed it back in. It is still a bit too much to the left. It doesn't stop me from sewing but I would be happier if I could slightly adjust the way the needle sits so it is more centered over the hole. Is that possible?
    Thanks Jackie
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Jackie,

    A quick answer..No. You can't re-position the needlebar. The needle should not be hitting the plate at all. Do make sure the hole in the bar for the needle is clean. A small amount of debris in the hole can deflect the needle enough to cause it to hit the needleplate.

    The 301 is designed so the the flat of the needle positions the needle at the left side of the hole. As the needle size gets larger the needle 'grows' on the side opposite of the flat. This allows larger needles. If the needle was centered the 301 would have a much smaller range of sizes that could be used before hitting the needleplate hole on the right side.
    I hope this helps.

    BTW the two tone 301 is a LBOW (Light Beige/ Oyster White).

    Cathy
    I have a Singer 411G that did that - it turned out to be a bent needle bar. I hope it is just gunk or the needle in backwards.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Thanks everyone for your help! I'll have another look at it tomorrow and check all those things out.

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    Morse Treadle

    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Hi Nancy. You are right. I put it in the cabinet last night and I think it looks fantastic. ~G~
    This post was amazing!! I have a Morse 300 that I want to treadle. Just seeing it mounted was amazing.

    Will the treadle wheel and belt wheel match up?
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    247 right vertical post with gear trouble.

    Your so right. it just stopped working right after I posted and I ask my Machine expert today and he said if the bobbin had stopped turning and I said yes. ,and he said it was a bad gear on top.. I looked underneath , and the right post was not turning. I got it from a friend so she said no problem, I hadnt even gave her the money yet. so in the garbage she goes. cmaras
    "I do not understand ,how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to" ( and mine is my summer houseboat on a beautiful KY lake.) quote by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMARAS1234 View Post
    Your so right. it just stopped working right after I posted and I ask my Machine expert today and he said if the bobbin had stopped turning and I said yes. ,and he said it was a bad gear on top.. I looked underneath , and the right post was not turning. I got it from a friend so she said no problem, I hadnt even gave her the money yet. so in the garbage she goes. cmaras
    Don't pitch it until you take off a few parts - it should have a good presser foot and its screw, needle holder, lots of screws, throat plate, slide plate, bobbin winder, spool pin, tension, bobbin area parts, motor, light, foot controller...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Nancy, are you SURE.....?
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/fuo/3533351674.html

    Glad to elicit a grin, not a groan or a grump.
    Geeze, that cabinet in beautiful! If it had the Jones with the large yellow rose - I'd have to make an exception and get yet another treadle!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Nancy,

    I'd be glad to take those parts machines off your hands. I will re-home them if possible.

    Cathy
    Are you coming on the 19th? I could bring them with me then?

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosie99 View Post
    I got a LBOY 301A just before Christmas. After the Christmas hoopla was over I oiled her and greased the gears. She sews so effortlessly and is so quiet. I love it! But I noticed that the needle sits a hair too much to the left and when sewing you can sometimes hear the needle "touch" the needle plate. I changed the needle and removed the needle plate and screwed it back in. It is still a bit too much to the left. It doesn't stop me from sewing but I would be happier if I could slightly adjust the way the needle sits so it is more centered over the hole. Is that possible?
    Thanks Jackie
    Jackie are you sure the new needle is not bent? I was in a serger class once where the instructor went through a whole package of 'new' needles that were all no good. I'd re-check with yet another needle - maybe a Schmetz universal size 80, and see if it makes a difference. Just because you put in a 'new' needle doesn't mean the new one is not damaged/bad - it happens.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan View Post
    This post was amazing!! I have a Morse 300 that I want to treadle. Just seeing it mounted was amazing.

    Will the treadle wheel and belt wheel match up?
    Everything looked to me like it lined up. I have since put the 66 it came with back into the cabinet, but I did check it to confirm that everything looks like it would line up properly when I had it in there. If you want to fold the machine into the cabinet, you do have to take off the block of wood on the underside of the lid that holds the machine down and in place though. It will fold into the cabinet and the lid will almost close. On mine the top lid was hitting the motor and kept the lid from closing by just 1/8". That is so close, it may be different with another machine or bracket.
    ~G~

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    Yes, I'm planning on the 19th. See you then. I have a little something for you that I'll bring.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Are you coming on the 19th? I could bring them with me then?

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMARAS1234 View Post
    Your so right. it just stopped working right after I posted and I ask my Machine expert today and he said if the bobbin had stopped turning and I said yes. ,and he said it was a bad gear on top.. I looked underneath , and the right post was not turning. I got it from a friend so she said no problem, I hadnt even gave her the money yet. so in the garbage she goes. cmaras
    That is exactly how both of our 413s quit. One minute they were running great, the next nothing. Top gear broke on both. They aren't that hard to fix, but all you can get is more plastic gears. So I agree with Miriam, take the good stuff off before you toss it.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    That is exactly how both of our 413s quit. One minute they were running great, the next nothing. Top gear broke on both. They aren't that hard to fix, but all you can get is more plastic gears. So I agree with Miriam, take the good stuff off before you toss it.

    Joe
    Joe, would another gear set from a metal gear machine work? Like from a 237? I have wondered.
    ~G~

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    Steve,

    The 413 and other Stylist series machines were designed to be able to replace the gears. And it is a fairly straight forward job. The 247 that CMARAS has and others in that series were throw away machines. The bottom of the gear sits in a well and the new gear can not be slipped into place without removing the main shaft.
    If you have a metal gear that matches the old one in all measurements you can interchange them. Do make sure you replace pairs of gears as a 'new' metal one would not work well (in the long run) against the remaining old plastic one.

    Cathy



    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Joe, would another gear set from a metal gear machine work? Like from a 237? I have wondered.
    ~G~
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Steve...Cathy
    I think that this one got misdirected

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I think that this one got misdirected
    I have been called worse. I was wondering if the parts would be interchangeable.
    ~Grant~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Joe, would another gear set from a metal gear machine work? Like from a 237? I have wondered.
    ~G~
    If the 237 uses the same gears and they would interchange with the 413 then it might be a good thing to do. I have a 338 that has all metal gears and it works great. But they are not the same gears.

    Joe

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    I have a Stylist 533 that the ZZ gear is shot - at least it doesn't work and makes a clunking noise. It sews a great SS, so I gave it my GD for quilting. If my son wants to fix it, I have a parts list for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Yes, I'm planning on the 19th. See you then. I have a little something for you that I'll bring.

    Cathy
    Hummmmm, exciting!

    Nancy

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    No new post on here for a while. Guess everyone is repairing,refinishing machines or quilting up a storm. Hope everyone is ok and just busy. I have been busy quilting and DH busy working on a machine.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    I went shopping... CL had some rulers - I got a good bunch of quilting rulers for $15 - well worth my trouble I've been busy trying to keep up with sewing machine clean ups and some going out the door finally. I feel like I am meeting myself coming and going. There are some personal things going on as well - nothing life threatening that I know of. I had a blood test - the blood test proves I am NORMAL!!! I should have had a blood test YEARS ago. I've also been trying to organize some stuff around home and that means I get into things and make an awesome mess of it. I discover all kinds of stuff I didn't know I had. I get so distracted.... Once I tried to hire a girl to come in and help me organize. She had me sort it into piles of keep, throw away and give away. It all went into the keep pile and she freaked out. It is sewing stuff - you keep sewing stuff... or use it... you just don't throw it out... I had a blood test. I'm proven NORMAL!!! She needs to go get a blood test...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I went shopping... CL had some rulers - I got a good bunch of quilting rulers for $15 - well worth my trouble I've been busy trying to keep up with sewing machine clean ups and some going out the door finally. I feel like I am meeting myself coming and going. There are some personal things going on as well - nothing life threatening that I know of. I had a blood test - the blood test proves I am NORMAL!!! I should have had a blood test YEARS ago. I've also been trying to organize some stuff around home and that means I get into things and make an awesome mess of it. I discover all kinds of stuff I didn't know I had. I get so distracted.... Once I tried to hire a girl to come in and help me organize. She had me sort it into piles of keep, throw away and give away. It all went into the keep pile and she freaked out. It is sewing stuff - you keep sewing stuff... or use it... you just don't throw it out... I had a blood test. I'm proven NORMAL!!! She needs to go get a blood test...
    Normal is a relative term
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    So here is the Wilson Rotary all cleaned up.. And she is sewing up pretty little lines.
    If you have a spare minute there is a funny story on my blog about what happened last night.. lol involves my boyfriend and the Wilson.
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