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Repairing a Vintage Nelco Sewing Machine

I have a Nelco sam3b-3 machine. When the reverse button is pushed in, it will sew in reverse. However when released, the machine will not return to forward sewing. I can manually fix the problem inside the machine to make it return to forward sewing.

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January 20, 20170 found this helpful
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This site seems to have the manual for these machines: http://www.sewi … anuals/Nelco.htm

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March 1, 20170 found this helpful

You probably have a broken gear or lever. Old machines have metal parts, not plastic and are generally worth fixing.

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