I started a thread a few weeks back looking for feed back on the 930 and 830 Records located here: http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php/topic,24992.0.html
I ended up buying a 930 Record off a well know auction site. So far I'm very impressed with the way the machine performs. It's been a long time since I've sewing on a machine that feels more like the industrial's that I used to sew on back in the day. It's sturdy and just has a "good" feel to it, like you really have a high end piece.
Ok, moving on to the problem.
At first I figured I must be doing something wrong with all the dials and levers you have to flip, press and turn. I spent a good part of today studying and carefully adjusting per the manual trying to get the machine to preform but with not a lot of luck.
Hopefully I can explain this so it will make sense to others.
When I'm trying to use the Green or Red stitches I can get some to work but others not.
On the Green stitches
I can get the machine to sew the "O" stitches and the "1" stitches just fine. When I move the Selector Lever to "20" the machine will perform that stitch. The "10" stitch sews well but "9, 8 and 7" also look like the number "10". Anything below "7" looks sort of like the number "6" until you reach the number "2". The number "2" pattern matches what the diagram shows.
For the Red stitches.
I can get the "0" and "1" stitches to match the diagrams but that is it. All the rest are a conglomeration of who knows what but quality of the stitches are very nice, just not the right ones.
I'm guessing its out of adjustment as it appears that the red line on the Selector Lever does not line up exactly with stitch number.
The Changeover lever seems to work as it should.
I popped the top off of the machine and all the gears look in really nice shape with little wear and extremely clean. It's almost like the machine was hardly used. The exterior isn't all marked up or beat up. It looks (and smells) like it has been packed away for quite sometime.
The machine sews a very nice straight stitch, zig-zag and basting stitches. Reverse works very well and like I said, all the stitches (even the wrong ones) look nice.
Anyone had this problem before?