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jbsewsinwv

Getting machine out of hibernation

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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….

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