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Johnnie wrote at 2014-09-29 19:23:48
Hi, I have this exact model. I bought it from a pawn shop in 1987 and I'm still using it. It has been in the repair shop once and I have never had another problem. No manual! Use a good machine oil rather than WD40. I give it a good oiling at least once a month but more depending on how much sewing I do. Hope you get it repaired.

Jayme wrote at 2015-06-01 15:58:09
I have had this machine for over 30 years, purchased new.  I have the manual and would be happy to share it.


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Norman Roy


Depending on the mechanical knowledge off owner, I can answer just about any question they ask. One lady asked about her feed dogs not going back up, some machines will not go back up unless you turn the wheel over, (start sewing). It sounds simple but sometimes you never think of it.


I've been servicing sewing machines since 1989, I still service machines for Northwestern Ontario Canada. It is a large area with little or no service people and I can usually tell on the phone if it can be fixed by the owner.

I took a 2 year apprentice course with a dealer who was looking to teach and hire. I worked for him for 8 years before moving up to the Northwest, Red Lake area of Ontario.

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