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jennasquiltn

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I have an old Brother Pacesetter w/a broken plastic gear.  Wish the part was repairable because the machine is in great condition, but anyway.  What parts do you like to keep off of a machine that you are going to scrap?  I don't want to keep the machine around, no room, so I want to get off parts before doing so.  I already have plans for the motor and took the spring from the tension assembly (will also take the rest) but what else should I take.

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Needle and bobbin plates, presser feet, bobbins, spool pins, hook assy. If it has a standard chrome clutch knob, keep it to replace a cruddy one on another machine. Motor you already know about...
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A few more - needle clamp, hand wheel, light fixture, bobbin winder assembly, thread guides.

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And if you're prone to losing screws, keep any that you think might match the next one you're going to lose.  [wink]
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If it is a free arm, keep the flat bed extention. Also foot pedal hasn't been mentioned yet. Keep the case or base. 

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I'm beginning to see why folks here never get rid of a machine -- by the time you've kept all the easily removeable parts, the handwheel, the light fixture, the spool pins, the flat bed extension, the foot pedal, and the case, it's not clear that it's not easier to store all those parts, and keep them organized, by leaving them on the machine in the first place!   
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I have trouble enough keeping all the bobbins organized. Have one of those plastic bin organizers with the drawers labeled. 15s, 66s. Pfaff 130, Husq/Viking 6064, Necchi stamped metal... and a few I have no idea where they came from or what they fit. So I think you're right. Leave it in the case, set the case on a shelf, put a tag on the handle saying what it is... because there's a good chance you might buy another case, or two, or four... and there you go. All organized. You could go so far as to stuff piece of paper in the box saying what's wrong, or what you might eventually remove. Perfect!
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