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    Thread Injector Repair Question

    I have a ~20 year old Necchi 525FA "thread injector" that I need to fix. It has been oiled, and the motor runs smoothly, but the inner hand wheel is stuck to the external hand wheel, and the bobbin threader won't spin. I think the two problems are linked.

    I don't see any stuck material/thread anywhere, but am hesitant to pull the lower part of the casing off. Are any of you familiar with repair? After searching a while online to no avail, I might break down and buy a machine repair guide.

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    Best of luck with that... I'm mechanically adept, and it's been my experience that I can reassemble almost anything I can take apart. However, in the case of a complex sewing machine... I'd probably do some basic teardown and if I didn't see anything, I'd put it all back and take it to a pro...

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    not something silly like the drive train had been disengauged to wind bobins ??
    in the UK looking for trees about 14foot apart

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    If someone familiar with Necchi's doesn't answer, you might want to join and ask the sewing machine group on wefixit.

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    David, It all looks attached to me. I ran it with the top cover off and everything looks nice and smooth.

    Thanks, gmcttr. I will give them a look-see.

    I am itching to start sewi..ah, injecting thread again..

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    Big Jeff answered in the other thread...http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...&postcount=443

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    If you end up going to a pro for repair, I can highly recommend A1 Sewing Machine Repair in Tucker. I know that LaVista and I285 is quite a ways from Bulldog Central but they will do the job.

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    Thank you, all. I will give Big Jeff's suggestion a try and take it to A1 if that fails. Tucker is closer than Colorado, which is where it would have to go otherwise. Will keep you posted.

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    It is working! Woot. Going to get some new needles and start injecting! Thanks, all.

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    One of the best things I found for working on my old sewing machines is a blow dryer. Open it up and add some heat. I don't know about doing this with a plastic geared machine, but it works great with metal gears.

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