Saturday, June 9, 2012

How to Remove & Re-Install a Tabbed Stop Motion Clamp Washer



In the previous post, we looked at how to remove and re-install the stop motion clamp washer on a potted motor machine. But many other vintage Singers (like the 66, 99, 206, 306 et cetera) will have a different washer, as seen in the photo above. Here's how you tackle that one:

9 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Nick! I was going to email you with that exact question because my washer on my 99K fell out despite my trying to keep it in when I was unscrewing the wheel so I couldn't mark it. I will now be able to replace it correctly! Cheers.

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  2. Wow!! Brilliant video help. Will try it out tomorrow as my wheel has stopped moving the needle after filling the bobbin. Really impressed with the detail. Rose

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  3. Just saw your video, brilliant and educational.

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  4. At last!! The mystery has been solved. Thank you for saving me minutes, hours, and days of frustration.

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  5. Thanks Nick. I have a 319(K) so thanks to you was prepared for the different shaped washer.
    All cleaned and my machine is now working flawlessly. Incidentally, that first video features a machine that is unbelievably quiet and smooth. Love your work.

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  6. Thank you so much, this tutorial helped me (twenty-something lawyer) fix my Fashion Mate 237!

    All the best, Claire from Belgium

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  7. Thank you I now think I can fix my machine so the needle bar does not move when in bobbin winding mode, and love your accent!

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  8. I agree there are scam artists on eBay. Remember there is truly 3 types of machines- household , semi industrial , and industrial. I say this because I have a Janome household and a Tuffsew walking foot machine. Neither of these are true industrials but serve different purposes. The tuffsew is great for heavier fabrics. The Janome is very soft and smooth on my delicates. Now I'm gonna look for a high speed industrial table style. Any suggestions out there?

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