So after unpacking and rearranging the shop so I can get some heat in there, I got out this poor 206K.
I am not fond of this machine. I see it as a challenge to fix it and get it stitching. I probably will hang on to it, though. It is Singer's first attempt at zz. It is in a class with the 306 and 319. They all have that big knob on the arm near the pillar. They all are front loaders, meaning the bobbin case loads from the front. I find it difficult to do and a disagreeable part of using the machine. The 306 has flat cams that allows it to do decorative stitches as well. The 319 has built in decorative stitches and flat cams. They all take an odd ball sized needle the 206/13 which is slightly shorter than the standard sewing machine needle. The 130/705 is the standard needle and it fits almost all sewing machines. The 206/13 does not come in a twin needle anymore so the twin needle capability on the 306 and 319 is now obsolete. .
Today when I got the machine out there were several things wrong. The hook timing was way off, the needle bar did not move in concert with the needle bar position knob. It was all gummed up and dirty.
So starting with the sage advised from Ray White, I lubricated the machine and got everything moving pretty well. The needle bar did not move easily side to side and I applied heat and lubrication. But it still would not shift when I moved the needle position lever. So, I traced back from the needle bar and up,looking for screws that might allow me to make an adjustment.
I got this far
I guess someone else had been in there as well. you can see that the screw it a bit buggered up.
|Arrows point to the impression made by the set screws.|
I am sorry that there is no needle here for you to see. Just trace down to the needle plate and you will see what I mean. This is supposed to be needle far left. If there were a needle in there, it would hit the foot. Those 206 needles are not cheap so I took the needle out to do all the futzing around.
And the next futzing around I had to do was with the hook.
That is for another post.