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  • thedambrat Oct 08, 2010

    The special tools needed included a ninety degree phillips screw driver and a small allen wrench which not just anybody has... and lots of time and lots of patience which almost didnt happen... especially when dealing with plastic clips... hardest part is getting it apart to get to the area of need.

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You are going to have to take it in for service, you have to have special tools to do it. And you can destroy the machine if you do not know what you are doing plus void any warranty you have. I just learned this from a retired sewing machine repairman. Sorry to give you the bad news but it is the truth.

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  • thedambrat Oct 08, 2010

    You are correct on many of those points and probably to the normal layman.... but some of us are mechanically inclined. Thank you for your time and attention. The timing belt had jumped one tooth on the cog and had to reset the belt and tighten it which took a very long time and alot of patience.

  • Mary Dunn Oct 08, 2010

    Wow, I am in awe, you are the first person who actually was able to do it. Congratulations, I am very happy for you. You just saved yourself lots of money. I am curious how you did it without the special tools.

  • Mary Dunn Oct 08, 2010

    Did you have to have a metric allen wrench? I own 4 bikes stores, and have been in business for almost 40 years and all bikes are metric always were no matter what the brand was, so I kind of suspect that sewing machines are now too, right?. So, all of our tools are metric. But, you still had to know what to look for so you can take a large bow for knowing what to do when you got it apart. Most of us would feel like we had a tiger by the tail at that moment, thinking "oh, oh, what now?"

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