I 'won' a sewing machine on freecycle!!! I've tried for a couple and have
finally gotten one. It is an older singer (not sure how old yet) and it
apparently needs some work. I don't have it yet. Since it is in a cabinet
and she didn't think it would come apart to fit a car trunk, I have to wait
for DH to pick it up with his truck tomorrow night after work. I did speak
with the owner on the phone a little bit. The lady that currently has it
inherited it from her aunt, and is down sizing to a much smaller home.
Since she doesn't use it, she is getting rid of it. I guess she has tried a
little bit to get it running, but didn't try much. By the way it sounds it
does actually run, just not like it should be. I guess the aunt didn't sew
with it for quite awhile before she inherited it from her, so hopefully it
is just because it needs a good cleaning and some oil after all that time
off - we'll see when it gets here.
Here's where I need the help:
1. Since my machine is one of the newer ones with all the computer stuff, I
don't do anything to it but clean the bobbin area, everything else is done
by the dealer. As a result, I have no idea what I'm doing. Any of you know
of a website that would give me instructions/guidance on giving an older
machine a cleaning and where to oil (exactly where will depend on the model
I know). I just need some rough guidance to get me started. Depending on
how well it runs (if it is salvageable) I'll try to order a book for that
model which should give more specifics on oil locations I would think.
2. Also, since it may need repaired not just cleaned, can any of you
recommend resources (internet, books, etc.) that I could use to learn how to
repair it, and keep it running myself. There is a gentleman I can take it
to and get it running for not much money at all. He's an elderly man who is
good at it but does it because he just likes to keep busy so he doesn't
charge much. He is around 90 though, and I don't know how much longer he is
going to be around or be physically capable of doing repairs and the SM
dealers are so expensive. If I could do it myself, I'd be able to get it
running and keep it running without breaking the bank.
T(so very much )IA for any help you are able to give!!!!
An excited to have a 'new project' -
- posted 13 years ago