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I have an old sewing machine I've had since I was teenager. I haven't used it in about 5 yrs. I know the bobbin threader doesn't work anymore. I want to start using it again to do some simple sewing projects but I'm not sure if I should take it in for maintenance first, or just buy a whole new machine. It has a plastic casing on it. WDYT?
Sabrina , mom to 4 fab kids!
take off the top or the bottom and look inside. If you see ivory colored gears, then it's best to get it serviced to make sure the gears are still in one piece. If it worked ok 5 yrs ago, it's more likely to be ok, but it's a good idea to check.
Oh, the main reason that the bobbin winders stop working is the rubber "tire" that makes it spin wears down and doesn't make good contact. That's usually an easy fix
try the Vintage Singers group on Yahoo for more info. Your machine sounds like it's just on the cusp of being too new for them, but they might be able to help.
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