Thursday, September 26, 2013

Singer 6620C

  A friend picked this machine up at a local auction.



 Before giving it to his granddaughter, he asked me to check it out and make sure it is functional.  We knew right off the bat that the bobbin case is missing but they are available new and not too expensive. In fact, I have a used one in the parts bin. The machine was making an intermittent grinding noise when running and watching the feed dog, it appears to be stuck in stretch stitch mode, regardless of the position of the selector knob. I couldn't immediately isolate the cause of stretch-stitch-only mode, so I started looking for the grinding noise. Turns out the vertical gear in the upper section has a LARGE crack and its mating gear was skipping a few teeth every time it came around to the crack.



That gear is so far down in there that much of the mechanics above it would need to be removed and reinstalled - a task I was not looking forward to. I did remove the camstack to get a better look at the cracked gear and found that the camstack gear is also cracked.



After discussing the cost of repairs with the owner, he told me to just keep it for parts or dispose of it.  I don't normally work on machines this new and there is no need for me to find a place to store parts that I will probably never use.  So, I am offering the parts to the readers of this blog.



There are lots of good plastic parts - all the panels, the slide-on bed extension, power cord, knobs.



As for internal parts, the motor seems to run fine and everything else looks good. If you want anything, email me at oldsewingmachines@gmail.com and we can work something out. I got it for free, all I have invested is time so all I will want for any parts is postage and a little to cover the cost of packing materials.  I will keep the machine until October 12 to give everyone a chance, then on the 13th, it goes to the dump.

8 comments:

Jonathan said...

Shame about the broken gear in this machine. Would have been a good machine for a beginner. I have a similar machine, a Singer Merritt 4530. It has a nice selection of utility stitches. I used it in a sewing class along side the Husqvarna Emerald sewing machines, it was just as quite.

Jonathan said...

I wonder if they sell a replacement cam stack gear for this machine. I'll check with my local repair guy. He would know.

Teresa said...

Bummer I didn't come across this sooner. I've got a broken tension release inside of my Singer 6234. I bet it's the same set up as the one mentioned in this post.

Ed Lamoureux said...

Teresa, You might be in luck - my inertia has prevented me from stripping this machine and disposing of it. Check your email for details.
-Ed

Sheebies Marie said...

oh no! I need a snap in thread guide for the lid. You probably don't have it anymore though I'm guessing.

Viris said...

I am looking "Item# 550338-391 = CLOTH PLATE" for SINGER model 14U544, 14U554,14U555 or 14U557. Do You have one? or Can You to find it for me? I hope some news

Ed Lamoureux said...

Viris, I don't find that part number at any of my suppliers and can't even find a parts list for any of those models. Suggest you contact Singer at www.parts.singerco.com and seek their assistance. -Ed

Ed Lamoureux said...

Sheebies, you are right, that machine is long gone. -Ed