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pgf

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The only hard part is, with the machine on its back, craning your neck to see the little lines on the needlebar and the "barely visible" tip of the hook, while also rotating the timing gear on its shaft and not letting anything else move.  Easy peasy.  :-)
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After sewing lots of masks and yards and yards of binding with my 101, it needed a good cleaning.  So, this morning, as I cleaned the bobbin case and feed dogs I decided I might as well do a complete cleaning, oiling, and greasing since a lot of the machine was already disassembled.  

So, I checked the hook gear and couldn't detect any play but decided to remove it to clean - and wow there was a huge amount of really hard old oil and grease on the shaft.  I would have never been able to clean this area without removing the gear.  After reassembling, it fits very well - before cleaning I'm sure all the gunk impacted the hook tolerance to some extent. I think this would be an important part to clean when one is restoring a 101 - so thanks Paul for alerting me to this.  I usually don't bother to remove gears completely but I can now see how important it is to get a really deep cleaning.

I re-lubricated all the gears and oiled all the moving parts in the bed.  The wicks are nice and soft and work well - I'm pretty good about keeping the machine well oiled and keeping the oil reservoir full during my daily uses.

Anyway, its running very well- so smooth and just purrs along.  The only thing I have not dealt with on this machine is the pedal.  Since the response is so good and everything is working, I'll take the pedal apart, clean and oil at a later time.
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Nice.  Sounds like a good day, to me.  :-)
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Sounds like that 101 has a good owner!
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