The Seagull Sewing Machine
Among the Soviet sewing machines the most popular are the devices produced in Podolsk, at a mechanical plant. The sewing machine "Seagull" is a favorite assistant of our craftsmen. She was trustworthy for nothing. This device is reliable and easy to operate. Has a strong aluminum case, "takes" any fabric and unpretentious in work.
The sewing machine "Seagull". Eliminate breakdowns
The sewing machine "Seagull" can serve its mistress for several decades. The main thing is to timely pay attention to the damage, be able to eliminate them and periodically lubricate the mechanisms. The model range of devices is quite wide: this is the sewing machine "Chaika" -134, 132, 132 M, 142 M, 143 and others. Despite the diversity of species, operation and repair is carried out for almost all types of the same.
Possible breakages of the Seagull and ways to eliminate them
1. When you work, the device loses stitches. To eliminate this problem, you need to check the condition of the needle - it should be flat and not bent. You should inspect the needle before you start working, feeling it with your hand. In case of detection of irregularities, it must be replaced with a new one. In this case, it should be borne in mind that only the needle is used that is suitable for a particular sewing machine model. The next step is to check whether the needle enters the plate correctly, which is under it. You can return the needle to its place by shifting the needle bar frame. Another reason for skipping the line is incorrect placement of the shuttle in a collision with a needle. If it is installed incorrectly, it slips past during operation, without getting into the loop. To correct the problem, you need to correct the shuttle.
2. A needle breaks while stitching. This is due to the incorrect arrangement of the carriage cone. To repair the sewing machine "Seagull", you need to remove the plywood on the side of the device. To the left is the shuttle mechanism, where the carriage is arranged. It is necessary to release it from the latch and turn the flywheel on itself. The sharp top of the carriage should be slightly higher than the eye of the needle and follow next to it. For correct positioning, unscrew the two bolts on the axis of rotation of the carriage and gently push it towards the needle.
3. Stitch defects on the stitch. The sewing machine "Seagull" can give a weak or tight thread. Adjust the thread with a screw. To do this, it must be pulled or loosened by turning it clockwise or vice versa. If this did not help, then you need to remove the plate on which the screw is attached and bend it slightly inwards. Other reasons for the weak stitching may be a break in the upper thread tension regulator or a slightly twisted nut. To solve this problem, open the cover near the regulator and tighten the nut.
4. When the machine is in operation, the thread breaks. It is necessary to check the needle plate: it can be deformed, have punctures and irregularities. The carriage can also have burrs. Removed all the marriage by grinding with sandpaper.
The sewing machine "Seagull" is in many cases repaired at home, but if the breakdown is serious, you should seek the help of a master.