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You folks are a wealth of information here. Don't know how long I have been lurking in the shadows. Didn't seem I had much to offer with my kind of leather work. But now I come begging. I have read through most every pertaining to this machine to try and get it back to working. My dad thought he was doing me a favor, even bought it from family, so there should be no problems. Yeah, well maybe not very many. She only sewed canvas with 137 and you can see where it was 'fixed' for only that application. I am not asking it to go through 6 oz veg tan. I am working with 2-3 oz, skived leather. It should go through it like butter. I am only making handbags. The top tension unit literally fell apart in my hands, so I replaced the whole unit. Still when I sew the top thread loops pretty bad on the bottom. All the advise I get says tighten the top tension, but there is absolutely no bobbin tension and I know that's not right. After reading anything and everything I could, I do believe the timing is ok, but that is the only good thing. I found a screw missing for the tension on the bobbin. You can pull it out like there is nothing holding it. I replaced those two screws. The felt washer was missing, replaced it and one other thing I can't remember now. But it is the same problem. I am thinking I should just take out that whole unit, bobbin case, hook, etc. and replace it. Is that just throwing more money into the boat anchor? We do not have a service man within 295 miles. I even offered to take it to him, but I can only realistically take the head and he has nothing to run it. It could be such a great machine, I want it fixed so bad. Where on earth do I start? Trying to keep getting my own parts and working or finding someone I could ship it to and be sure it is done right? I know they aren't worth much, lots less than new for sure, but am I going to put more into it that it is worth? I have 101 questions, but I will just stop here and hope some of you will take pity on me and point me in the right direction. (Umm, I make really good fudge, if that helps incentivize anyone Thanks so much folks, Kat