The Repair of The Rockateer

I decided that I just couldn’t give up on Mommas machine that easily. So, with my friends advice, and a repair and service manual download from online, I started to take the machine apart a section at a time and clean it with KrudKutter degreaser. I just could not believe the amount of dirt and grease that was built up in this machine. Now it WAS still running. However it wasn’t running properly. It wouldn’t zigzag. The cams weren’t working, which on this machine is a huge problem. I had that zigzag working in about two minutes! I was so proud of myself!! Problem one of who knows HOW many solved. Next problem, it would not wind bobbins. Well , I can tell you right now I am still waiting for the part I need to make that happen. It should arrive today. Other than that I had to order two springs, which yes I was able to get for a machine built in 1961!! I cleaned enough grease and oil out of this machine to lube a car…and I am not too certain it wasn’t car oil it was so dark. Not to mention, okay wait I am going to mention..I pulled out at least five more pins and needles from the insides of this machine, not sewing machine needles either. What on earth were they doing in there??

My friend from the service said he has some presser feet and attachments for the machine in his storage, and he will send them to me. I can’t wait to see what he finds!! Mommas machine is well on its way to creating again.


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