I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
"Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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
I asked the lady to set aside the 301a's I pulled out for my hammocking buddies (I think there were 3 or 4 of them)...
The 401 series is another one that's more than worthwhile salvaging.
I bought mine tuned up, ready to go and in a cabinet for $75.00 maybe 12 years ago and sewed professionally on it for 7 years (maybe 20 hours per week usage).
It will get handed down to the great grandchildren some day!!
Pay attention to the position of the clutch washer when you remove the hand wheel to get it assembled correctly later.
Singer grease and vaseline are kind've clear - is that why you recommend them?
Cleaning the gear drive did the trick! Here's a quick video showing how she runs at low to high speed now - not the light switch she was just yesterday...
Glad you got it going and great videos. They should help others with the same problems.
I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."