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Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?

Marniesews

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2017, 22:45:20 PM »
Well I've got feet and bobbins that might fit if you do need them but I'm not sure of parts as the machines look fairly different. Mine is a later style more like this .
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Greybird

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2017, 22:49:08 PM »
Might not be relevant to your machine, but I had a 1980s Husqvarna 190 which I absolutely loved. Unfortunately it developed a fault inside it where the electric socket plugged in. Although there are a lot of spares available, that part wasn't one of them. I was heartbroken to see it go. I now have a new Husqvarna but it isn't the same!

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2017, 13:01:15 PM »
First pictures. You can see I have taken off all the removable plates and the motor cover.
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2017, 13:03:10 PM »
The case is grubby, as are the covers I've removed, but it's the insides that will be crucial :)
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2017, 18:17:03 PM »
Well I've got feet and bobbins that might fit if you do need them but I'm not sure of parts as the machines look fairly different. Mine is a later style more like this .

That is very kind of you, thank you. Currently there's one foot and one bobbin, so something to test it with if I can get it going.  IF it goes it would be nice to have some more bits - there's no box for tools, or extension table or the different feet the book tells me it should have - I'll chat away here about how it's going, and maybe be buying some spares off you if I get lucky  :) (positive thinking here LOL)  :sew:
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)

Marniesews

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2017, 00:14:18 AM »
I'll chat away here about how it's going, and maybe be buying some spares off you if I get lucky  :) (positive thinking here LOL)  :sew:

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you both.  ;)  The closer I look at your photos, the more I think some of the internal parts may also be compatible. I'll open mine up when you're at that stage and send you some pics. If it's looking promising (and depending where you live) we may be able to drop the whole machine off for you to pick apart as we like to get around and may link it with another trip. No need to pay for parts, I'd be so happy if they can be put to good purpose.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2017, 11:39:27 AM »
I'm in Glastonbury - don't come this week or next  LOL
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)

Marniesews

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2017, 13:15:05 PM »
That's a way off me. No plans to be over that way this year although we've travelled past en route for holidays for the last few years. Royal Mail for bits then if you need any.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2017, 16:42:39 PM »
We do occasionally come over to the east, and we have a friend who lives out your way too. So all is not lost.
Right now I'm just gazing at it, trying to dare myself to begin. I picked all the fluff out so far  :)
 :sew:
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2017, 20:40:44 PM »
If we had an icon of tools - or a disassembled machine, I'd put it here  :)

First off I can see the capacitor on the motor is shot - but it's an easy fix. The one in the pedal may be gone too, but Mr will be able to replace both of those for me.

I think my first step is going to be to carefully apply contact cleaner on the cams, as I suspect they may be stuck together and I need to start freeing them, very carefully.

I have already removed the mountain of fluff from the bobbin case area, but that doesn't really count as repairs   :drink:
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2017, 12:09:54 PM »
Sunday morning update.
 :sew:
Well the capacitor + resistor in the motor housing are easily removed, and don't affect the running of the motor. Theoretically the motor may then create "electrical noise" but it's not registering on my digital radio so I don't think it's going to be a problem to run it without them.
The foot pedal has a very elegant internal design, and doesn't have a capacitor at all, so no worries there.
The motor runs, and moves the machine (slow test to begin with) and I've oiled everywhere that I can I should.

But the front dial which would alter the stitch type is still jammed solid. I have tried contact cleaner, heat and then oiling but so far to no avail. I know if I force it I'll crack it, so not sure what to do next with that. So I'll keep cleaning and enjoying the complex unintelligible insides LOL
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)

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Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2017, 12:27:13 PM »
Turn dials are notorious for getting stuck, especially the more fancy ones, some are literally geared, others are combo push-turn things. The simpler ones are usually easier to unstick. Either way, it's usually all about getting a degreaser, solvent or spray lubricant to the inners of them. Ideally some should be picked appart, cleaned and put back together again, but I never feel safe unless I have a very precise guide on it. You are spot on being careful with plastic knobs.

I just read something on the 6000 series; knobs and cams can be difficult. An expert on this brand insist parts have to be "rebuilt", and perferably by an expert. There's hardly anything on the 5200 numbers, but nothing is impossible. A thin spray can oil with teflon?

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2017, 12:36:51 PM »
Yes I might have to sort out a brand of that kind of thing here, thank you.

I'm sure it would benefit from being dismantled by an expert, but I daren't do that. It's too complex and I don't think I'd get it back together. Because there's a chance this machine might work I don't want to spoil it by mis-handling, you know?

If I had a definitely dud one, then it would be a good learning experience, but this seems to be working so far so I'm not willing to break it by trying to be too clever  :) Or the money to find an expert LOL
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2017, 10:05:35 AM »
The Turtle Moves!
(terry Pratchett for those who don't know)

Well, the stitch selector knob now moves, which is nearly as epic  :) It was the hair-dryer bit that did the trick. Now to keep cleaning and lubricating, and later see if it will sew.
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)

LeilaMay

Re: Any Husqvarna specialists on the vintage board?
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2017, 11:15:31 AM »
Tension unit

So the tension unit on this machine is screwed inside the opening end of the machine, and has to be taken out (along with several other bits) to be able to clean it. It has slightly rusty tension discs, but I hope my cleaning might be sufficient. here's a few shots for anyone interested.
The last view is one of the cleaned up discs.
REALLY no more room for vintage machines!  :)