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Machine is out of timing "Again" !

So far it's cost me,$140.00 + to set my machine back into timing. I'm so disappointed in the 117. To think I traded my Black and Gold Singer for this !
I just need some help or information on how to reset the timing Please ! I still would like to keep the machine.If it didn't go out of timing so much. I've already paid for the Singer twice b/c of the repairs. A manual would be great to do it myself. I don't want to take it in again for another $60 or $ 80+ dollars. Help is just as good.

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  • lucylocamb Jun 24, 2008

    Excellent information and a very quick reply ! I should have ask you guys first. Before I took it to get repaired (TWICE) !



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He sounds like he's a very smart boy and I hope he didn't get in too much trouble for it. Probably be an engineer or surgeon or something great when he grows up if he's encouraged to continue being inquisitive and to understand complicated things. They are only complicated while you don't understand them.
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