Question about Riccar R1570 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

My 40 year old sewing machine doesn't hold stitches. Is it worth it to try to fix?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

Old is gold try to remodel it......... don't sell it...........

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My kenmore 22 stitch sewing machine I bought in 1990; it doesn’t reverse anymore. How do I fix it


Those older machines do need regular cleaning and oiling. I suspect the oil has dried and caused the switch mechanism to seize. As time goes on, more parts may seize, so it's probably important to get it addressed soon. It could eventually damage the motor if the motor is trying to move seized parts. Well worth the expense if you value your machine.

Mar 19, 2018 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Do you have experience with a Nelco Sierra 234F Serger? How is the quality of stitching, how easy is it to use and problem free is this machine? Are you still able to get parts for the machine?


As far as I am aware, Nelco hasn't been made for quite a few years--probably since sometime in the 1970's is my guess. I have an old Nelco sewing machine that is a tank of a machine and sews nearly anything I throw at it. But for finer work, I prefer my Bernina--probably because it has more stitch selections, sews a straighter stitch, and I know it better.

If you aren't able to have the machine demonstrated to you and you can test it to your satisfaction, I'd be reluctant (Actually, that goes for any used machine, not just Nelco!) The following may be helpful:

Thread Anybody heard of Nelco sewing machine Worth fixing up

Jan 25, 2017 | Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Value of a 100+ year old Singer Treadle sewing machine


Singer made hundreds of thousands of sewing machines over approximately 150 years, so unless yours is a rare or special "design" model (ie Red Eye), it is probably worth what someone is willing to pay. Unfortunately, most older machines are sought for collectability, not for their actual sewing use. Machines improved over the years and most sewists would prefer machines with added conveniences, ie zig-zag stitch, decorative stitches, needle threaders, presser feet & accessories. Frequently, the accessories that came with the older machines are large and not as refined for doing intricate work.

If you like the machine, then perhaps you should keep it to use for your own projects.

...

Jun 05, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Pfaff 1222e


Hmm, be sure when you thread your top thread that you ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot. That allows the thread to seat completely in the tension disk. However, in your case, the tension mechanism may need repair or replacement. Most often, there is a spring involved that will wear or be damaged over time. May be time to take it for service.

In my opinion, those older mechanicals are keepers. Consider that it has lasted you 40 years---can't beat that! And it's still worth fixing.

Nov 17, 2017 | Sewing Machines

2 Answers

When trying to change to the other sewing stitches the cams will not the the selector pass


doesn't sound like he tried real hard, my suggestion is to find a sewing machine shop that will take the machine apart & find out why the selector doesn't move, it's possibly a worn or loose or broken part, & the repair man is suppose to open the machine & find out what's wrong.

Mar 01, 2012 | Bernina Sewing Machines

2 Answers

My Activa 130 makes a clacking sound when I sew. It is 10 years old. What do you think is wrong? Can I repair this or do I need to take it to be serviced?


I would take it to a Bernina repairman, nice machine and well worth getting it serviced by a qualified technician.

I presume that you've tried the obvious things like a new needle and checking the bobbin case is in correctly.

Sep 03, 2011 | Bernina Activa 130

1 Answer

My sewing machine won't hold a stitch.


you need to make sure your bobbin is still feeding when you are sewing this model has a issue with dropping (ripping) the bobbin thread and then the stitch doesn't hold. you may also need to adjust the thread tightness it may be to tight or to loose

May 04, 2011 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

2 Answers

My Bernina 730 record can only run the zig-zag stitch. The tech said the motor was "weak". Will replacing the brushes in the motor fix the stitch problem?


Sewing machines needs full service now and then (every 10 years will often do). The motor on the 730 series is actually as powerful as they get on domestic machines, and handles just about everything that fits under the pressure foot. Only if the machine has been used a lot over the years are the brushes worn down, but it might need new grease not matter how little it has been used. 

However, the stitch applications can sort of gum or clog up if the machine has not been used for ages. Take a look in the manual and oil ever point suggested every time you take out the machine. Try them now and then on slow speed, that might get every function to run smoothly again. 

This is as good a machine as any out there, favorably compared to any new machine under 500£. It sews perfect stitches on just about any material, and is well worth a full professional service (At a shop they will always recommend a new machine they want to sell you). All kinds of pressure feet and accessories are available in regular sewing shops and online.

Check with different shops for price on full service. This is a great machine what ever they tell you.  

Nov 20, 2009 | Bernina Bernette 75

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

138 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Riccar Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1133 Answers

Joseph Mueller
Joseph Mueller

Level 2 Expert

344 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Riccar Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...