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  • Warning: Not Vintage, but the Weird Machine has arrived.

    Old 04-05-2013, 06:44 PM
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    Last year we were talking with AngieM2 over on the Homesteading Today Sewing and Quilting Forum about acquiring the weird sewing machine she had. Somehow our communication stalled and we didn't hook up again until recently.

    Well the machine arrived today. It's a Kenmore Sensor Sew One Hundred. Mdl # 340-1991180.
    It's computerized with scads of stitches and monograms. And if I read the numbers right an 8 mm wide ZZ stitch. That will be fun to mess with.

    Here is the machine:


    And here is our Inspector General, Pollyanna checking it out:


    We plugged it in and turned it on and the motor made a loud horrid growling, buzzing, almost shorting out noise and the machine barely moved. Angie had warned me there was something wrong with it, but I wasn't thinking motor.

    I pulled the bottom off of it and watched as it tried to run. Checked all the shafts and connections, they were good to go.
    Elaine and I also pulled all the inspection covers off the machine and checked everything we could. Nothing out of order to be found.

    It is the motor causing all the ruckus, but why is yet to be determined. My current theory is the armature is shorted out. As we were working with it the armature shaft got hot enough to burn my finger. That is not right at all.

    I wont' be able to work on it for a week or so, but I will try to find out what the specs are on the motor so I can check it good.



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    Old 04-05-2013, 06:49 PM
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    I forgot to add this machine is a 91 vintage and was made in Italy. Besides pattern and decorative stitches it also will to alpha and numeric monogramming.

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    Old 04-05-2013, 07:12 PM
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    That is an interesting looking machine. Will look forward to updates on your progress.
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    Old 04-05-2013, 07:49 PM
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    I've seen these before and always thought they were really cool:>
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    Old 04-05-2013, 07:50 PM
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    Oh Joe, I so hope you can get it working. I had a computerized sewing/embroidery machine that I dearly loved (a BabyLock Esante.) It died on me and to have it fixed I would have to purchase a $400.00 computer board for it plus the labor to have it fixed. Didn't get it fixed, but did buy a used Bernina Deco 330, which I hate. Let's hope yours is an easy fix. Let us know how it goes.
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    Old 04-06-2013, 04:30 AM
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    Candace,

    Do you know of any sources of parts for them?

    Kitsy,

    Will do.

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    Old 04-06-2013, 05:13 AM
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    It is a Necchi Logica badged as a Kenmore Sensor sew. It was put out by Necchi - the real Necchi company. It is the first portable electronic sewing machine. I hope you get it running.

    Here is a threading Diagram. http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diag...g_Diagram.html

    The Designer: http://warymeyers.blogspot.com/2009/...ro-logica.html

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    Old 04-06-2013, 06:24 AM
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    Really cool machine!
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    Old 04-06-2013, 06:40 AM
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    Candace,

    Do you know of any sources of parts for them?

    Kitsy,

    Will do.

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    Nope, but I would contact the Necchi yahoo group and dig around the files and postings there.
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    Old 04-06-2013, 06:53 AM
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    If you can get it to work, looks like it would be a good quilting machine because the angle of the needle to housing is increased tremendously by the angle.
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