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Date: 6/3/14 12:37 PM

I purchased online a sewing machine advertised as "Singer 15-88", (I am the happy owner of another more common 15-88).......after many hours of internet research it turned out that the new machine is a so called 15-88 "nickel plated".


Machine serial number: Y8710408

Machine serial number: Y9205631
The straight stitch machine works properly and is similar in weight and design to my other Singer 15-88, the foot attachments and treadle desk are also compatible, except for the stitch lenght selector that is nickel plated.



Do somebody knows how do the stitch lenght selector works in this model that is different from my other Singer 15-88, it appears to be obstructed because haven't been able to change it so i can use my beloved "Adjustable zigzagger" attachment....

Thank you in advance for any tips
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Date: 6/3/14 4:30 PM

Are you saying that the length selector lever won't move up and down? If so, I would guess that you have to get some lubricant into the moving parts and let the oil do it's thing. You should be able to remove the screw knob to the left of the lever, and remove the screw at the top of the lever slot plate, and get into the mechanism with your oiler.

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Date: 6/3/14 5:12 PM

Quote: Al Johnson
Are you saying that the length selector lever won't move up and down?

The lever move correctly up and down it has a reverse stitch..... but i cant set the stitch length (smaller or larger stitch size), it has somehow like a number in the squared display maybe a 6....i would like to be able to regulate those numbers if possible.

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Date: 6/3/14 9:44 PM

Congrats on your new machine! I have a 15-91 nickel plate. To change the stitch length you loosen the thumb screw that is on the left of the stitch regulating lever. Move the lever to where you think it should be and then move the thumbscrew up to align with it. You don't have the numbers marked as usual, but you will see it in the window.
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Date: 6/3/14 11:26 PM

That sounds right to me.
But...
Astrox, if the method clotheshorse recommends works, how is it different from your other 15-88 machine? Because that's how that one works, too.

???
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Date: 6/4/14 3:37 AM

I think they both work the same too, even though one plate is black in color and the other Silver color. There is more than one plate on there though, there is the one you see on the outside, and then a flat inner one, underneath the outer one, with slots cut out of it. .When you loosen and move the screw up wards, it slides the inner plate. If you got the screw part all the way at the bottom, for longest stitch, you don't really need to change it back and forth for shorter stitches at all, you can just move the stitch lever instead to where ever you want. But of course if the stitch lever is more that half way up, you are probably moving backwards at that point , and going in reverse.

When you move the screw, and the inner plate moves, and if it's got numbers printed on it, unlike the machine that has a black plate instead, then the numbers are probably just printed on that inner plate and sliding in turn with it, and move under that little square cut out. So, if when you move the lever you get short and long stitches and going forwards and back wards, that is good. But if you move the screw which is supposed to move the inner plate too, and you don't, and you just don't see some number change, under the square cut out, then maybe you need to take it off and grease and oil it under there. Only you know, as it's in front of you.

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Date: 6/4/14 6:24 AM

Thank you for the tips.....I will update after i test again the machine.

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Date: 6/4/14 1:29 PM

One more thing that maybe should be mentioned:
If you want to change the position of the stop plate, by loosening and moving the screw on the lower left, you will have to move the lever up first. It will be very difficult to move the screw unless the lever is out of the way first.

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Date: 6/4/14 2:54 PM

I could remove the stitch length embossed "nickel plate" (the screws were hard to take out).....



under it was an extremely rusted wheel that has numbers printed on it from 6 to 30.



Since it was so rusty there was no chance it could slide, I will leave the disc a few days in oil and will remove the massive amount of lint and old grease attached to the inside mechanism of the lever......with some luck I might be able to have some more control of the stitch length as clotheshorse and beaturbo sugested....

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Date: 6/4/14 3:08 PM

Quote: Al Johnson
how is it different from your other 15-88 machine? Because that's how that one works, too.



???
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just out of curiosity i removed the black cover plate of the 15-88 and it didn't had the removable disc that is under the "nickel plated" cover, it has a similar disc in the lever hole that appears to be part of the casting or welded in the machine itself because it cant be removed.

Singer 15-88 (black plate)
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