Not terrible and a bit of denatured alcohol on a q tip made things shiny inside.
|Thumb nut and numbered dial removed revealing stop washer|
|Spring which looks upside down to me.|
|check spring and discs|
That worked very well.
The motor runs nicely and the machine makes a very nice stitch. Cosmetically it is rough. The clear coat is coming off and it looked dirty after I cleaned the machine and put some Carnuba Wax on it. I guess I have some cleaning to do. This machine smells like my Grandmother's 221. I love that smell. I doubt I will be able to part with this machine just because of that smell. Sentimental doesn't pay the rent, though. But then again neither does sewing machine repair.
Last week I had a call from someone who got my name from someone. She inquired about my fee to service her Featherweight. I explained that I would clean, oil and adjust the machine; check the brushes, but not service the motor, grease the gears and clean and polish the machine. When I told her the fee, she said she would get back to me. So I guess she thought my fee was too high. It is about half the standard bench fee at the closest sewing machine service shop, forty miles from her. Perhaps she will learn how to service the machine herself and save herself a lot of money.