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September 5th, 2006
04:52 pm
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My sewing machine died. Waaaaah!

In peculiar fashion. Something in the pedal must have fused, shorting the damn thing out. It now runs full speed ahead when plugged into the wall socket. This renders it rather less than useful. 

Considering that its a 1960's model, that I got from the recycling centre for something like $30, It doesnt really owe me anything. I now have a sewing machine carcase to dispose of.       

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From:wcg
Date:September 6th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
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Can you take the pedal assembly apart? My guess is you'll find a copper disk that's stuck to it's mate in there. If you pull them apart and turn them around they should be good for another 40 years.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:September 6th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
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I have done so - there's a fair amount of dust, rust and a porcelain insulator which contains a somewhat creaky spring assembly that I probably won't be able to get into without breaking the rusty bolt holding it together. I'm going to get some CRC onto it, but I don't hold onto a huge amount of hope.
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From:wcg
Date:September 6th, 2006 07:09 am (UTC)
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Good on you for trying! I hope the bolt comes free for you, and if it does I recommend replacing it when you reassemble things.
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From:shoobear
Date:September 6th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
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Bad form, Mr Machine.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:September 6th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC)
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Are all sewing machines masculine, or just this one in paticular?
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From:shoobear
Date:September 6th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
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In French they are, and that's good enough for me :) I happen to think older models suit being masculine anyway. Mine's called Cyril :P
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