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« Reply #730 on: October 10, 2008 08:24:21 PM »

I'm having a problem with my Singer 201-2...

Whenever I push the lever up to reverse the feed on my machine, it completely throws off my stitches-per-inch setting. I have no clue how to fix this or even why it started doing this. It used to work find and simply reverse the feed like it's supposed to. Any ideas for fixing this? Thanks!
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« Reply #731 on: October 11, 2008 07:04:40 AM »

Hmmmmm... unfortunately it sounds like a job for a pro. There's gears & levers that engage & disengage when you flip the lever, it sounds like something has worn out or come loose making things not engage properly.
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« Reply #732 on: October 11, 2008 09:42:20 AM »

Thanks for the feedback, Penlowe. Smiley I guess I'll do just that.
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« Reply #733 on: November 10, 2008 08:32:49 AM »

Alright, as far as your "malfunctioning" 201.  I know exactly which part isn't functioning correctly.  This would be the large, carbon based unit at the front of the machine.

Do you have a manual for this machine?  Have you read the section on how to move and use the thumb screw on the stitch regulator? This will solve your problem.

Here is a copy of the manual.  See page 19 and the diagram on page 18.

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« Reply #734 on: November 11, 2008 06:31:52 PM »

Alright, as far as your "malfunctioning" 201.  I know exactly which part isn't functioning correctly.  This would be the large, carbon based unit at the front of the machine.

Ah yes, the carbon based unit at the front of every machine. Sometimes my carbon based unit just needs to go to bed. Really, the sewing can wait until the next day.

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« Reply #735 on: November 28, 2008 04:45:02 PM »

It has been my experience that it just makes since to take it to the professional, for $50 or so you should be able to get the machine fixed. It sounds like a very good machine, so it doesn't hurt anything to get it tuned and repaired and oiled. I had a brother, you get what you pay for. (The inexpensive one's at wally world kind), mine worked fine for mending and light sewing, but if you do any quilting of any kind I wouldn't advise it. I gave it to my sister when I got my Janome.
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« Reply #736 on: January 04, 2009 11:23:31 AM »

Hi! My grandmother has a very old Singer machine, this model here:

And I found two parts for it that I don't have a clue what they're for... nor does my grandma XD


The second one I know it's a foot, but I tried googling photos of sewing machine feet and I didn't find any like this...
And the first one I don't have any idea of what it is!

Can anyone help this sewing machine noob?  Grin
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« Reply #737 on: January 04, 2009 01:30:50 PM »

I'm no expert but the first piece looks like some sort of bobbin cover. Just guessing based on the shape. The second is a foot perhaps a roll hem foot or something along those lines?
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« Reply #738 on: January 04, 2009 03:20:51 PM »

The foot is a flat felled foot.

The other round plate thing is a feed cover plate used cover the feed dogs on madels without drop feed for darning and free-motions sewing.
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« Reply #739 on: January 04, 2009 07:53:19 PM »

The foot is a flat felled foot.

The other round plate thing is a feed cover plate used cover the feed dogs on madels without drop feed for darning and free-motions sewing.

What does that type of foot do out of curiosity? I've never heard of it.
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