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Looks like you got a bargin
It's not a sound I would want to hear in a new machine... but it's not a new machine. It sounds like sloppy linkage somewhere. It could be out of adjustment or worn bushings. If the Singer dealer proclaimed it to be in good condition I would go with that assessment.
If it is worn parts you may wear it more as you use it. If it is simply out of adjustment you should be okay as long as the stitches are made well.
It's a workhorse, no doubt about that.
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
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Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn
We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series
Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies
Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint
Go give that person another $60 cuz you stole that lol... Heck even if it don't work it's a nice piece to look at.
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