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I have a vintage Brother sewing machine, model Riviera HZ4-B1. I can't find any information for it. Do you know anything about these old machines?

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I have the same machine and a copy of the original manual. Happy to send a copy of it. I need a belt...know where I can find it?

Posted on Apr 10, 2013

Testimonial: "I would love a copy of the manual. You can get a belt at a sewing machine repair shop. I took mine to a place in Vancouver, WA. I'm sure a place in Seattle would have one."

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    pallahjs Apr 10, 2013

    I have the same machine and a copy of the original manual. Happy to send a copy of it. I need a belt...know where I can find it?

  • Nalet Ebersohn Oct 08, 2017

    I would be so happy if you could help me with a manual !!!! Cant find one on the Internet !



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The top of the machine is not threaded correctly. First raise the presserfot then rethread the machine. Bottom looping is usually caused by a lack of top tension. There could allso be a bur on the hook.

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Go to . From there you will need to enter the model number and serial number to get the file for free good luck

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SOURCE: I have a 40 year old Brother machine. It now runs

Yes, it is the capacitor, or the condenser as you call it has comletely short-circuited electrically bypassing the rheostat, which causes the motor to run at full speed. The cure is simple...cut it out of the circuit. On Singer machines the culprit is usually located inside the foot pedal box...probably on your Brother machine also. They were meant to supress noise from entering into your power line, which causes interference when listening to AM broadcasts, which everyone at the time did. The capacitors themselves will either be in one or two round cans or square flat cans. Simply snip the wires to the capacitor(s) inside the foot controller box and your machine will once again work like normal!

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On mine this means the button for reverse is stuck. Just wiggle the button a bit and it will pop out again. It can get pushed in at a slight angle and catch a bit, but nothing is broken... I don't know if this is the only thing F2 means, but it is one thing!

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If you watch this video during the straight-stitch segment, you will see the needle is in the left position.

Some of the older machines were made this way--I have an old Nelco that is left default--tough machine, sews almost anything! Unfortunately, if you want a center-needle machine, you would have to buy something else. (Forget about any of the new plastic machines on the market. This Brother will out-sew and outlast them any day of the week.) On the other hand, this is probably a great machine, and once you get accustomed to the left needle, you'll be able to do anything that a center needle machine can do.

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