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Topic: I need help, my brain hurts. White 455  (Read 1956 times)
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« on: November 05, 2008 10:43:28 AM »

A couple months ago, I picked up a white 455 vinatage sewing machine for 12 dollars at a thrift store.
I threaded it correctly, and was super excited, mostly because it's beautiful, and tried it out on a scrap piece of fabric.
It won't sew, not a stitch, nothing.

I'm losing my mind, help me?
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 12:42:53 PM »

Do you have the needle inserted and threaded correctly?

The White model 455 is very similar to the White model 565 that I reviewed on my blog.
Both machines need to have the needle inserted with the FLAT side to the RIGHT and the thread must go through the needle from the left side toward the right.

When I got the 565, It was out of adjustment.  The needle bar was not properly centered and the hook clearance was off. But, even with these issue, it did make a stitch.  Once everything was in proper adjustment, the machine was really quite nice.

There is a free threading diagram for the 455 here.

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008 01:28:48 PM »

You just saved my life, it works amazingly now!

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