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Singer 401G

Roger

Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 12:22:02 PM »
Baby wipes they’re amazing on grunge!

They shift it off metal like nothing else :)

And freshen your machine too...
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

LeilaMay

Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 13:06:00 PM »
Right now I'm carefully scraping grease out of all the oil holes  :(   Then I'll oil it.

 :sew:
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

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Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 15:23:29 PM »
Tooth picks and spray can oil? It should help dissolve things, a drop or two of white spirit in the right spot can safely be used on all  metal parts. The risky thing is the beige paint, it had to be done carefully. You might have something usefull on a shelf some where..

For stubborn stains I have used warm soapy water and microfiber cloths, it works well and my 201K23 turned out clean and shiny after. It should do a good job. For the inside where there isn't any beige enamel paint you can sort to stronger stuff.
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Roger

Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2018, 21:32:43 PM »
How’s it going?

Is the grunge coming out ok?

A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

LeilaMay

Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2018, 16:16:43 PM »
It is coming along. Wet wipes, and for the most stubborn patches cotton buds soaked in nail varnish remover, wiped of quickly.

But other things take over at the weekends  I will get parcels sorted out this coming week as well as more work on the machine :)
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

Roger

Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2018, 21:50:47 PM »
Fab! I’m glad you’re slowly recovering it from the grunge!

I hope it’s a lovely sew for you!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

LeilaMay

Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2018, 13:01:22 PM »
Some dire wire alteration deep inside the machine has necessitated the removal of the motor.

They appear to be low level resistors?? Was wrapped around with sticky tape  :(

Checking out whether we can buy a new wire with the two pin female connector on the end (it's a sealed block) or will have to do much better repair, taking out resistors - they are not shown on original wiring diagram and we can't think what good they are there?
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

Roger

Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2018, 14:03:07 PM »
That doesn’t look good!

I was surprised anyone had bothered the motor in it... the motor on them is pretty inaccessible being all internal.

Glad you OH is good with electrics!

Good luck!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

LeilaMay

Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2018, 17:25:56 PM »
Taken a long time but the 401G is finally back in the cabinet and moving smoothly  :)

I've still got tension stuff to sort out - having had both the bobbin tension and the machine tension in pieces, but it's looking good and one less in the "to do" list :sew:
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

Roger

Re: Singer 401G
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2018, 00:08:14 AM »
im really glad to hear that!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132