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« on: October 25, 2006 08:57:35 PM »

I really didn't know where to put this, I apologize if it is in the wrong area. But... here's my dilemma:
Now, I bought an older Singer sewing machine today at Goodwill for guess how much! 20 bucks!!! And, it's the kind that is in a table, and folds underneath... my mother had one that I learned on, so there is some nostalgia going on.
Anyways, it's in great exterior condition. Had a few missing parts, that I picked up today, and then on my way home found a sewing machine repair place, and stopped in for a tiny part. I found out that a gear or gears are messed up. It'll cost anywhere from $90-160 to fix! Eek!
This is where I stop rambling and come to the main question. Yay! 
The gear that spins the bobbin around is not spinning. (I don't know if there are more gears that are messed up or if it is just this one.)
So, all you genius' out there, I'm curious if I should buy the replacement gear, and attempt to replace it myself. The gear costs about $15 (with s/h). Any suggestions?
I think, I also, need to oil it, how do I go about that?
(Keep in mind, I'm a poor 20 year old.)
(And, this was posted on a different forum, if you have seen this already Tongue)
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006 09:05:43 PM »

sorry, didn't see the stickied thread before I posted this. Undecided
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