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Sewing machine repair
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mcda1953    Posted 02-23-2003 at 08:19:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone know where I can get information on repairing a sewing machine. It is an industrial type that I use for sewing leather.


Hal/WA    Posted 02-23-2003 at 13:46:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have tinkered with sewing machines occasionally, because my wife sews all the time. Some things are easy and straight forward; others are not. Usually if it is just a matter of cleaning it out and oiling, most people can do this successfully. On the other hand, if the timing is off or something that is not obvious is binding, I take them to the professionals, rather than cause more problems than already exist.

If it can sew leather, it must be a very heavy duty machine, with big, tough gears and other parts. Having a manual can really help. Good luck.


RayP(MI)    Posted 02-23-2003 at 13:35:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Recently got into wife's Huskvarna Rose - electronic embroidery machine - I'd rather rebuild a 50 year old tractor! Take it to the professionals!


bill b va    Posted 02-23-2003 at 14:06:59       [Reply]  [No Email]

not much challenge there .when i retired the new machines were computer controlled . auto back tack at beginning and end of seam , auto thread cutters and needle positioners and more . air cylinders performed manual tasks such as raising the pressor feet by the computer


bill b va    Posted 02-23-2003 at 13:01:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

what do you need to know ? i used to repair industrial sewing machines in a furniture manafacturing plant . what brand ? very familiar with singer 111w155 and japanese copy of it . i think those are the right #s . is it hook and bobin machine ? loper ? walking feet ? if parts are needed i can get you names of sources


Julie    Posted 04-09-2008 at 08:57:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have had this Singer 111w155 for many years now without a problem. The other day my walking foot stopped working after checking with the manual it was just a simple reset switch. It ran nice for about half of the day and now my bobbin case is slipping, tension seems to be off (loose stiches when working), and it skips stiches. I have tried adjusting my thread tension and nothing is making a clean stitch. It is all clean and the tension is working I just can not make a clean tight stitch. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.


mcda1953    Posted 02-23-2003 at 17:02:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This is a heavy duty machine, made for sewing leather for harness, saddles etc.. The top stitch looks perfect, but the bottom is just a thread with the top stitching wrapped around it. It doesn't look like a stitch. I've heard it might be the timing but I don't know how to check that. I've played around with the tension and I have gotten it pretty close but it still doesn't look right on the bottom. There are two tension adjusters, plus the one on the bobbin. One tension adjuster is on the top back side and the other is near the arm.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks


bill b va    Posted 02-23-2003 at 19:08:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

you have a tension or threading problem ...not timing . the top tension (needle)is too loose or the bobbin tension is too tight .i suspect the needle thread tension is too loose . you may have lint or other foreign material between the tension washers keeping them from holding the thread .is the needle thread inbetween the tension washers ? if not you won't have any tension on the needle thread .try pulling on the needle thread and the bobbin thread the pull should be about equal.if not adjust until the pull is about the same . can you send me a picture of the threading of the machine ? you said it has a bobbin .is it a rotary hook or shuttle ? what is the brand of the machine and model # ?


donna    Posted 02-23-2003 at 10:41:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
whenever i need something odd i just type in the name on google and they usually can find an address [e-mail type] for me .i have a 'new home' sewing machine and i lost my folder foot and couldn't find one like the one that came with the machine .google gave me a email address and when i found the page i contacted them.even tho i never order thing on line i got the part number and price and sent the order thru the mail .within 2 weeks i had my part and a neat catalogue of other attachments.


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