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Topic: Sewing Machine Repair -- Beginning!  (Read 410 times)
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« on: March 09, 2018 08:51:25 AM »

I found this gorgeous beauty (Singer 99, c.1955) at a thrift shop, and I was compelled to purchase and restore.  I figured, I can do mechanical things with my hands! It's an electric.  Light turns on, motor whirs to life, but belt doesn't turn.

Has anyone attempted to do this?  I'd love a guide to a basic set of tools/materials.  (The singer repair kit on Amazon/JoAnn is inadequate and cheap, it seems.)

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018 09:04:57 AM »

If the machine has not been used regularly, it needs a thorough oiling and the belt might need to be repaired.  I have three vintage ones, all electric and all working.  I know I found the manuals online. Be sure to put a drop of oil in the motor so you don't burn it out...there is a little tiny hole and don't over oil!

The belt is rubber and I have rubbed oil in it to get it flexible and working again...a good grade machine oil is best and most crafting stores sell oil just for machines, but I use wd40 on mine.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018 11:52:38 AM »

See QuiltingBoard.com has a section For Vintage Machine Enthusiasts there is a lot of information/resources there. Lots of pictures too.
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