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Margaret

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I've been playing with this one for a few days, and have a few questions for those who may have seen this before:

Nechhi Lelia front.jpg  This is the machine.

Necchi Lelia stitches.jpg 
Here are some pretty good stitches.

Necchi Lelia stitch width indicator.jpg  The metal lever is supposed to be between the two little black nubs, so the machine will do the correct width zig zag.  I had to hold the lever over while sewing to get ZZ stitches.

Necchi Lelia handwheel.jpg 
I can't get the needle to stop its motion while winding a bobbin.  Unscrewing the "stop" knob on the handwheel just takes it all the way off - in other words, the locking washer isn't locking. Also, I can't get the washer off - it kind of looks like it is riveted into place.  Don't want to pry at it too hard - I just wonder whether it's supposed to come off.  You Necchi owners will know!

Necchi Lelia knob on handwheel.jpg 
I think the reason the knob comes off is that one of the screws is too short? Or maybe, again, this is a Necchi thing and I just don't know where to start screwing the knob back in place.

Can anyone help me, or send me a link that might help? TIA!


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At some point the zig-zag lever has been removed and replaced incorrectly. My Supernova came to me like that. The fix was a bit fiddly but not difficult. my lever unscrewed and came off easy, then I had to hold the internal bit in the middle with tension on the spring and screw it back in. Hard to see but got it eventually by feel.

My stop motion knob also had (and has from time to time returned) the same issue. It fits tightly, but it is just a friction fit. I had to use a thin blade screw driver to pry mine off, moving around from ear to ear. Inside was a ton of dried up oil and grease, perhaps petrified is a better word. cleaned it all out and it works now, for a while... then it needs cleaning again and a drop of new oil on the shaft.

These Necchi's have very tight tolerances, and I mean tight.
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Isn't this group great?? Ask a very specific question about one model of machine and chances are someone here can answer it. Superb!!
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Margaret, Maybe something at http://www.mckennalinn.com/necchi-novamira-handwheel.html will help.
Years ago I joined Necchi Yahoo Group to find out about something that came with some Necchi parts that I couldn't identify.  It is a piece that goes around the zigzag lever to hold it in place, but I don't remember which machines it was for.  If you have a manual and it has the parts  it shows a picture of it.  I'll try to remember to look and see which machine it is for when I get home.  Another resource that may help    http://freenecchisewingmachinefiles.weebly.com/uploads/1/8/7/3/18731174/necchi_service_manual_bu-bf_nova-mira.pdf 

I also have needle plates (Straight & Feed cover??) that I don't have a Necchi that they are for.

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Janey,

That was a very useful link. My Supernova doesn't have a wick but everything else is very much the same. Great pictures of the machine as well.

Thanks!!

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Thanks for the links, Janey! I hope I can figure this out. May have to get DH to provide some muscle for me!
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You are welcome, I'm glad I could help.

Tom, that is interesting that your Supernova doesn't have a wick, mine did. I'm not sure if it is the right one as it doesn't go all the way around.

Margaret, I borrowed a pulley puller from work and some rubber straps to be able to get the hand wheel off the Supernova. That was after oiling, Tri-flow and Kroil. My Supernova has two screws on the clutch knob and consequently there are marks on that inner piece of the hand wheel where it has rubbed. Did you clean that up after taking the clutch wheel off? It has been a while since I took the hand wheel off and didn't take any notes about it.

The 'Zig-Zag Index Stop Plate' is the piece that I didn't know what it was. The info I got was that it was for a Mira. I also saw it on a Nora (someplace on the web). There is also a manual for the Lelia linked to at http://tammyscraftemporium.blogspot.com/2010/09/necchi-lelia-513-instruction-manual.html Since I'm at home, I didn't download to see if that part is listed for a Lelia.

PS I can't seem to attach photo from here.

Janey

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Nuts, just wrote a thank you and a long explanation of what I did, then Chrome shut down. Thank you, Tom and Janey, those issues are fixed!
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Ok, I wanted to get that on before I try this- attaching a video. Nope, file type is not supported. The motor clicks constantly- is that normal for a Necchi? Definitely the motor, as I tried it with the stop motion wheel disconnected.

I'll try to figure out how to add sound tomorrow..


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My Supernova is very very quiet. Probably the quietest of my electric machines, perhaps my vintage Berninas are as quiet but I think the Necchi is just a bit quieter.
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I think there is something wrong with either the motor or the way it's set up with the belt.  Didn't have time today and won't tomorrow to figure out how to let you all hear the sound - maybe Sunday or Monday.  Other than the clicking, it's incredibly quiet - can't even hear the motor.
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Hello Margaret and everyone,

This is an old thread but I thought I’d add on to it. 

I’m now re-habbing a Necchi Lelia.

Does anyone have a repair service manual?

I think I have ZZ issues and needle left-centre-right issues. Not frozen, but rather unresponsive and maybe ill-calibrated.

Also clutch issues.

Does anyone here currently have a Lelia?


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