Sign in to follow this  
jbsewsinwv

Getting machine out of hibernation

Recommended Posts

JB

 

When I got my George that had not been used for a number of years, I removed the needle, put a few drops of oil on each of the oil wicks (probably more than needed), pulled out the bobbin case, oiled the hook assembly with oill, and ran it slowly for a few seconds.  After not hearing any grinding or sounds that caused me worry I ran George at half speed for a few minutes starting and stopping every now and then.  After he was all warmed up, I secured the foot peddle at almost full speed and let George run for about a half hour.  It got the gearbox and motor nice and warm.  Since then, I have only had to tighten the motor drive assembly allen screws.  They would slip, and the needle would not go up and down.  

 

I would guess there is some button you can depress that makes your Freddie run constantly at a set speed regardless of movement.  After a few minutes of warming up, and no expensive sounding noises, you should be up and running again.  Best of luck to you.

 

Cagey


May your threads be balanced, and your bobbin forever full….

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to a roadshow today and asked about a machine that hasn't been used for awhile. Mark said to oil the wicks and let the machine sit for a few hours to let the oil get into the machine. you might want to call APQS.

Deb.


 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this