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Instruction Manual for Nelco Sewing Machine?

April 3, 2021

I am needing a manual for an old Nelco sewing machine model 4102FB, if anyone can help with this, thanks!


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This is a very old machine and very difficult to find a manual.
I did find some manuals for Nelco 4101 LB that looks a lot like your machine and may be similar enough for you to use.
I will provide links for this model 4104 LB and you can contact the company and ask if this manual is compatible with your model: 4102 FB:
www.sewingmachinemanual.net/.../Nelco_4104LB_instruction_manual.htm

If you need further help you may need to join some of the sewing machine forums as these members may have access to a manual and they can help with any problems you may have now or in the future.
There are several forums but here are some for you to check out:
www.quiltingboard.com/.../
sewing.patternreview.com/.../board.pl

sewingiscool.com/.../

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You may find useful information on ThriftyFun site:
www.thriftyfun.com/Instruction-Manual-for-Nelco-Sewing...

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June 13, 2020

I am looking for a Nelco sza-820 sewing machine manual. Can anyone help me?


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Here is a PDF manual for your sewing machine that you can read online. This is a good site and the manual is easy to read online. issuu.com/.../nelco-sewing-machine-manual-pdf

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March 7, 2019

I am looking for an instruction manual for a Nelco - Sierra sewing machine. Model # 234F, Serial # 12517.


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Here it is. www.tias.com/.../3923268271.html

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April 15, 2020

I have a Nelco 7400 sewing machine. For some reason the bobbin is not sewing, it threaded thru, but is not sewing at all. And I can't seem to be able to find a manual for my specific machine.

If anyone is able to help troubleshoot or if they have a spare manual they are willing to share, it would be greatly appreciated!Nelco 7400 Manual
 

Thank you.

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April 15, 20201 found this helpful

Your 7400 is a really vintage machine and I'm not really finding anyone with a manual - free or purchase.
You can ask at the following links as sometimes they might have manual from another machine that is close enough to use. Look for email link/phone number for how to ask your question. Sometimes the email/phone links are at the top but others may be at the bottom of the pages.

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www.sewingmachinemanual.net/

www.sew4less.com/contact.php

sewingiscool.com/.../

As to the problem of not sewing; your machine probably needs a good cleaning and there are several YouTube videos on how to do this as it does get quite involved.

It would probably be nice if you could have it completely serviced but this gets into hundreds usually and you may not even use it that often.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMm4xG1rNJQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V4vifOaqCo

www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5aO6isTgqc

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April 16, 20201 found this helpful

I have located several manual for Nelco but none for your model. Most of the books I can find arejust basic books that talk about the machine, what each button is, and where they are located.l There is nothing at all about the bobbin on the machine, how to clean this machine, or even how to take it apart and troubleshoot the issue with the bobbin on the machine. What you may have to do is this:

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Remove the plate, go inside and flip the two plastic tabs that hold the bobbin casing in the machine and remove the bobbin, and two pieces.

Clean this area really good with a small brush, add 1 drop of oil the the center and turn the wheel of the machine to make sure the oil is getting in and most importantly the area is turning.

Put it back together. Now before adding the bobbin turn the wheel on the machine and make sure the assembly is moving like it should. Add the bobbin back to the machine and turn the wheel again. Now try to thread the machine and see if you can pick up the bobbin thread.

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December 28, 2020

I am looking for a Nelco overlock-serger 928 user manual.

A Nelco sewing machine.
 

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December 28, 20200 found this helpful

It seems this is very difficult to find but if you will join the sewing machine forums someone can usually help find one. These are good sites to be familiar with as you may have problems in the future and they can help with these.

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www.quiltingboard.com/.../nelco-928-overlock-serger-help-t291643...
www.facebook.com/.../
booksearch.icu/?keyword=nelco+sewing+machine+manual...

I did not see a manual for a serger here but they may have one:
www.sewingmachinemanual.com/nelco-pdf-instruction-manuals.html

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December 28, 20200 found this helpful

www.sew4less.com/browse.php?CategoryID=5&filter_brand_id...

This place claims to have one in stock for 16.95 + shipping.

Seems high. Maybe set up a Google alert and if one comes on eBay it will be less.

Post back what you decide!

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December 29, 20200 found this helpful

Another search did turn up this manual (the ad actually states 'book' and not manual for some reason) but the cost seems expensive; especially when you can almost assuredly get one for free if you join one of the sewing forums).

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Cost of manual:
$16.95 book
$ 7.95 shipping
______________
$24.90 total

The one good thing about their manuals/books is that it is an actual book and not a download.

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March 25, 2020

Can someone tell me the model # for this machine? So I can look for the manual!

Finding the Model Number for a Nelco Sewing Machine - vintage sewing machine
 

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March 27, 20201 found this helpful

The model should be in the front of the machine base:

This article shows you a diagram of how to find it:

ourpastimes.com/model-number-nelco-sewing-machine...

There are a lot of videos on YouTube on how to use these machines. That may be a free way to learn your machine--vs. paying for a manual.

Hope this helps! Post back what you learn!

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March 27, 20200 found this helpful

According to the company there should be a plate on the machine with the model number on it. The plate could be located near the bottom of the machine, on the front, back or even sides. In some cases the model number is put on the bottom of the machine. Just a bit of history for you about this machine. It was designed by a Polish immigrant who escape Polland during WW2. It seems this machine ha a very colorful history but when it comes to collectors of older model machine this one does not seem to interest people much at all.

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March 31, 20200 found this helpful

IT looks like a Nelco sewing machine model R-1000

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May 18, 2020

My mom has an old Nelco sewing machine, model 1260C and is having trouble with adjusting the tension on it. She doesn't have a manual so I am looking for a manual for this model.

Is there anyone who can help me find a manual? Thank you.

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May 18, 20200 found this helpful

It looks like these manuals are difficult to find.
Here is a link that says to match your machine with a picture as some were the same but different name/number.

www.sewingmachinemanual.com/nelco-pdf-instruction-manuals.html

You can also join this forum (free) and tell them your problem as they know a lot about all machines and may be able to help you with your problem and find a manual.

ismacs.net/digest.html

Interesting reading:

sewingiscool.com/.../

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May 19, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you so much. I will try your suggestion.

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