With the Clutch Knob and Balance/Hand Wheel still off, I figure I should take care of the other removable parts nearby like the:
Belt Cover - Covers the top portion of the belt.
Bobbin Winder - Should have a rubber wheel which when set against the turning balance wheel, winds the bobbin. Freddie's wheel is long gone, probably rotted away. Note to self: order parts.
Removing the Belt Cover
- The bobbin winder is attached to the belt cover and the belt cover has to come off the machine to get the bobbin winder off.
- Begin by removing the screw that holds the belt cover to the shaft.
- Then just lift it off. Yep! That's plenty dirty.
- In the last picture, you can see that this part of the machine is also suffering from issues with the black paint.
Breaking it Down
- Remove the 2 screws holding the Belt cover to the Bobbin Winder."thar be springs in some of them there screwy ma-giger thingies" Take your time and be careful. You don't want to loose those springs, and you need to pay attention to how they go back in and where they engage the other parts.
- For example, there are 3 holes for the spring in picture 1 to start in, the screw driver points to the location that mine started in.
- Picture 2 bobbin winder is disassembled.
- Picture 3 is the back side of the disc thingy with it's screw and washer. I had to soak it with liquid wrench to get it off. Note to self: Learn sewing machine part names.
Want to hear a dirty joke?
Freddie once had some dirty parts.
What to hear a clean joke?
They got cleaned.
Now that the parts are clean, do you remember how you took them apart so you can put it all back together?
Then it's a good thing Claire over at the Errant Pear has a great tutorial on how to put your bobbin winder back together.