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« on: June 25, 2007 06:39:36 PM »

hey everyone, last night my grandmother gave me her singer deluxe zig-zag sewing machine / model 636 to have and use for as long as i want, it hasnt been used since about 1994, ish, and runs really great, no bad noises, nothing...however, the needle thread and the bobbin thread wont engage together to create an actual stitch, and i cant get the bobbin casing ((the piece that turns when you sew that holds onto the bobbin)) to move, and to top it off, i thought it was a minor issue with the bobbin that could be solved by removing the bobbin, clearing it out and putting new thread on it...but no...now it wont even wind the bobbin for me!  so unfortunatly the manual ((the original manual it came with)) doesnt give trouble shooting advice, it just tells you how to operate the machine and actually sew things...and i have no idea what to do, she told me to oil one of the little pieces thats supposed to turn to make the bobbin come in and out...i oiled it went to turn it the right way, and the whole piece came off, just the knob at least, not like, the whole mechanical piece or anything, but none the less in order to move it i know how to use a pair of plyers...but it isnt working still.  so, does anyone know anything about this, because a google search isnt helping me at all...so basically i need to know how to make the bobbin casing move in order to load the bobbin with thread and sew.  i know how to sew with a machine and all that, so the work of it is fine, i just dont know the mechanics...and neither does anyone else around here...or my grandmother, the original owner of the machine.

please help!

thanks everyone!

-Ariel
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007 10:13:28 AM »

If it hasn't been used since 1994, I would take it to get a good cleaning and tune-up.  It is a machine and machines need regular cleaning and servicing.  They will also be able to check to see if all the belts are in good shape. 
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