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Old 08-15-2014, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
I could do it in 50 minutes. Do I hear 45?
Kenmore, check out some U-Tube videos, or go by the instructions that are in some manuals. A lot of them have lessons on "how to start sewing" in them. That would give you the basics. With all of the beautiful machines you have I know you must have wondered about it at least a few times.
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:56 AM
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I will learn how. I can thread most of my machines and sew a little -- enough to test for length, width, etc. I bought my first machine with every intention of learning but I've gotten so into the machines themselves. I will learn. I just need a few more machines, though.

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Old 08-16-2014, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
You were smart to bag assemblies separate. If you have a leftover part it narrows down the search as to where it goes quite a bit.
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Luckily I never removed the needle bar. But I did dissemble and remove the presser foot bar. On reassembly, I noticed a flat ring stuck to iron where the bar enters the bottom of the housing when it dislodged and fell out. Now it seems to hang up on an edge at the back and will not fall to the bottom or stay level. Here's a picture? Is it in the right place, or does it need to move the 1/3-inch to the bottom?

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And will you please measure distance that the top of the bar is from the turn screw, and the distance the spring is from the bottom of the housing? Any helpful measurements of the presser foot bar area will be appreciated! THX.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:50 AM
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That ring goes at the top of the spring.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Sherricrisp View Post
Hey guys, I have been thinking of selling my singer 127 (the3/4 size). It has a crackle finish and blackside parts. Would it be considered collectable?
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how much are you going to ask for it?
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:57 AM
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I'd better send you a pm. I don't want to get in trouble.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:11 AM
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Ok Guys,
I've got sad news. I bought 2 different 15-91s planning to refurbish and get at least 1 maybe 2 working machines. (The motor on the first one was bad so that is why I bought the second) I ordered a new controller and plug and light from Jenny. I have worked on them soldering wires and polishing and cleaning and following all the directions in The Vintage Sewing Machine Blog for rewiring a potted motor. Still no go. I have decided to cut my losses ($150) and just buy one that is already refurbished. Question: What can I do with all the stuff I have and now do not need? Can I part it out? Is ebay the best for that? I'm concerned that there are not enough sewing machine enthusiasts in my local area for craigslist. What should I do?
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
That ring goes at the top of the spring.
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THX! I appreciate that!
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Shearling View Post
THX! I appreciate that!
You are welcome. I find that it is best to take photos of the machine before doing any work to it from every angle possible. That way if something isn't going together right you may be able to find how it was to start with. Unfortunately, that ring would have been hard to spot no matter what angle you took a picture from.
I am glad I could help.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Sherricrisp View Post
Ok Guys,
I've got sad news. I bought 2 different 15-91s planning to refurbish and get at least 1 maybe 2 working machines. (The motor on the first one was bad so that is why I bought the second) I ordered a new controller and plug and light from Jenny. I have worked on them soldering wires and polishing and cleaning and following all the directions in The Vintage Sewing Machine Blog for rewiring a potted motor. Still no go. I have decided to cut my losses ($150) and just buy one that is already refurbished. Question: What can I do with all the stuff I have and now do not need? Can I part it out? Is ebay the best for that? I'm concerned that there are not enough sewing machine enthusiasts in my local area for craigslist. What should I do?
What is it that's not working? Just tell us what's happening with your machines and I am 100% that someone will be able to help you out. 15-91 are pretty much sturdy machines. Don't give up on them yet.
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