[Sewing] straight stitch machine report

Doctor Popular yoyogenius at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 11:28:52 PST 2012


I noticed the machine was a little clunky last week and figured it's
probably just time for a visit from Billy at Apparel City. I'll pledge $25
for that.

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 11:20 AM, rachel lyra hospodar
<rachelyra at gmail.com>wrote:

> Yup, the knife! You know how it cuts the thread after you backstitch? It
> binds, whines, and stops working during that.  Cycling power fixes it.
> Based on my understanding of motors etc my guess is either a deformed part
> or thread jammed around something somewhere.
>
> mediumreality.com
> On Jan 11, 2012 10:58 AM, "Rachel McConnell" <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
>
>> Knife?  On the straight stitch machine?
>>
>> I would be happy to check this out but will not have time until late
>> next week so perhaps it's time to call in Jimmy (Johnny?) whose number
>> is on the wiki.  He's affiliated with Apparel City and makes house calls.
>>
>> Preventatively, maybe it's worth putting PLEASE READ ON THE WIKI ABOUT
>> THIS MACHINE in big letters on it?  There used to be a sticker with an
>> nburl which maybe is not there any more?
>>
>> (other other) Rachel
>>
>> On 1/10/12 9:55 PM, rachel lyra hospodar wrote:
>> > hey all
>> >
>> > Seems like the industrial single needle is getting a workout!  I went to
>> > use it again last night and it is all cattywompas again.  I fixed a
>> > bunch of minor problems (threaded wrong, needle in at wrong angle,
>> > bobbin in wrong, dented up throat plate, left hand backstitch lever
>> > jammed up into the machine case) but it seems to have a major problem,
>> > maybe related to the dented up throat plate, definitely related to the
>> > knife.  When it gets to the knife part it binds.
>> >
>> > Anyone who is good at this stuff willing to check it out?  OR anyone
>> > willing to throw down for a repair guy? let me know what you want to do!
>> > i think it would be great to get this thing runnin again lickety split.
>> >
>> > also we need another packet of throat plates. i am willing to go to the
>> > place for parts but can't pay for anything. apparel city on howard is
>> > the best place if someone else wants to go, or just pledge some cash.
>> >
>> > <3
>> > R.
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