[Sewing] straight stitch machine report

rachel lyra hospodar rachelyra at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 19:20:08 UTC 2012

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.

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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