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Date: 5/22/12 11:19 AM

I picked up a lightweight singer machine model 6212 on craigslist yesterday. It's stuck in reverse. I'm trying to figure out how to take the machine apart to fix it. I've learned a lesson: buyer beware. I'd like to fix this machine & give it to my mom. I had hope to have had about 5 pairs of slacks hemmed by now. I hope someone can help. Thanks.

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Date: 5/22/12 12:47 PM

Always sew on something, before paying money for it, is actually my good and useful rule, for myself. Because often there is a reason why the last person, does not want it anymore. But if you tip the machine back on it's back side, you will see how to take the bottom of it. And then if you look at the little cover under your bobbin area, you will see a screw to take that one off too. It's old enough maybe it's just all stuck and sticky. So you got to look at, and clean and oil the whole linkages and everything from that center button you press to even make it sew in reverse, all the way back down to your feed dogs. That would be if it's only old and sticky from age, and not anything missing or broken instead. And by time you did all that, you really could have probably hemmed 5 pairs of pants too. I bet my rule ends up being your rule next time around too, just because it really works a lot better to know if something is wrong with something, before you get it home most times.

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Date: 5/22/12 1:02 PM

Warm the area of the selection lever with a hair dryer to see if it is just old greasy lint dust that is keeping the lever from moving.

Been there, done that!

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Date: 5/23/12 2:51 AM

I found this on the Internet---

there's probably nothing wrong with your machine.

check and see if your stitch length setting is set to Stretch instead of somewhere between 2 and 3.

If it's in the stretch zone (below 0), it can sometimes sew backwards unexpectedly depending on what stitch you have selected.

make sure you have selected a straight stitch, and then select the highest stitch width and a stitch length of somewhere between 2 and 3. It will most likely work fine.

(Also try the buttonhole function to make a sample buttonhole. It may unlock the stuck-in-reverse. Then I would get the machine fully serviced.)

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Date: 5/29/12 2:48 PM

This will probably not help but just in case....I got abattery operated Vintage toy sewing machine and it did the same thing and I turned around the batteries as a last resort (I could not believe this) but it ran forward then. Maybe it might have something to do with the cord. Probably won't but might ... .

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Date: 5/29/12 4:22 PM

I have heard similar stories for old, non-battery machines. It has to do the the wiring they used way back when. Plug it in the wrong way and the machine won't run.

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Date: 6/1/12 0:58 AM

Is the wheel on the right on numbers 1-5 or does it show part of the buttonhole?

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