I have been complaining about my 201-2 for months. I serviced it to no avail about a month ago. The stitch is still lousy. Two nights ago I took the bobbin case out, intending to switch it out for another. As long as I had all that apart, I figured I would just go one step (ok, well TWO steps) further and check the position bracket. I was too tired to do so Sunday night. Tonight, despite the glass of very nice Albarino (I wasn't actually OPERATING machinery) I took the feed dogs off and removed the position bracket.
It was bent
Remeber this photo?
Well the position bracket was bent just like the one in the photo.
I bent it back.
I am sure the metal is fatigued. But I wonder what makes it bend? I honestly do not remember taking the position bracket off of this machine, ever. I don't know if something I did bent it or if it came to me bent. So tomorrow I will clean it and oil it and put it all back together. Hope that helps. Gosh, I wish I knew what made it bend. Guess its time to post a question on VintageSingers.