How to change belt on singer 758 sewing machine?

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SirJohn

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Feb 22, 2014, 5:44:01 PM2/22/14
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My belt needs replacing. What is the procedure to get it off the shaft and
not get everything out of time?

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BEI Design

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Feb 22, 2014, 6:18:06 PM2/22/14
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SirJohn wrote:
> My belt needs replacing. What is the procedure to get it off the
> shaft and not get everything out of time?

Service manual?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Singer-Golden-Touch-Sew-Sewing-Machine-750-756-758-Service-Repair-Manuals-/171232792453

Or take it to a good sewing machine service person?

Ron, what say you?

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Ron Anderson

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Feb 23, 2014, 9:51:42 AM2/23/14
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"SirJohn" <0f77f3b6898d92a94d2...@example.com> wrote in
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> My belt needs replacing. What is the procedure to get it off the shaft and
> not get everything out of time?
>
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Absolutely not a job for an untrained person to tackle. You must remove the
entire needle/presser bar assembly, the cam stack, cam follower post, motor,
hand wheel and gear, then slide the main shaft to the left far enough to get
the belt over. Then put it all back and re-time the entire machine. I am
experienced (35 years) and it takes me several hours to do this job.
Most repair shops can not even handle it.

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Ron Anderson

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Feb 24, 2014, 11:33:41 AM2/24/14
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"SirJohn" <0f77f3b6898d92a94d2...@example.com> wrote in
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> My belt needs replacing. What is the procedure to get it off the shaft and
> not get everything out of time?
>
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I am sure I posted this the other day but it did not show up so here goes
again

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>> My belt needs replacing. What is the procedure to get it off the shaft and
>> not get everything out of time?
>>
>> --
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>I am sure I posted this the other day but it did not show up so here goes
>again
>Absolutely not a job for an untrained person to tackle. You must remove the
>entire needle/presser bar assembly, the cam stack, cam follower post, motor,
>hand wheel and gear, then slide the main shaft to the left far enough to get
>the belt over. Then put it all back and re-time the entire machine. I am
>experienced (35 years) and it takes me several hours to do this job.
>Most repair shops can not even handle it.


.. it showed up OK on my server both times.
Thanks for your continued very valued input Ron.
John T.




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BEI Design

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Feb 24, 2014, 9:40:55 PM2/24/14
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Ron Anderson wrote:
> "SirJohn" <0f77f3b6898d92a94d2...@example.com>
> wrote in message
> news:b1c14$53092831$cf3aab60$20...@news.flashnewsgroups.com...
>> My belt needs replacing. What is the procedure to get it off the
>> shaft and not get everything out of time?
>>
>> --
>>
> I am sure I posted this the other day but it did not show up so
> here goes again
> Absolutely not a job for an untrained person to tackle. You must
> remove the entire needle/presser bar assembly, the cam stack, cam
> follower post, motor, hand wheel and gear, then slide the main
> shaft to the left far enough to get the belt over. Then put it all
> back and re-time the entire machine. I am experienced (35 years)
> and it takes me several hours to do this job. Most repair shops
> can
> not even handle it.

It showed up here, twice. Which is just fine, as your advice is
always worth at least twice what we pay for it. ;-)

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Mikegenwood

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Aug 9, 2021, 12:45:04 AM8/9/21
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There is an easy way to replace that belt and it is so worth it. I did it myself and it worked great. You cut the belt, loop it around the shaft and slice it back together. While I was at it, I shorten mine from 94 teeth to 93 teeth.
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/a5g
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/a5i

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Mikegenwood

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Aug 9, 2021, 12:45:04 AM8/9/21
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There's an easier way. Cut the belt, thread it around the shaft and then splice the belt back together. I sent an earlier reply with more details and pics but doesn't look like it came through.

DennisC

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Sep 5, 2021, 6:45:04 PM9/5/21
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So how did you" splice it back together" ???

J. Clarke

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Sep 5, 2021, 7:58:45 PM9/5/21
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On Sun, 5 Sep 2021 22:45:02 +0000, DennisC
<555ccfad83ca2f9c...@example.com> wrote:

>So how did you" splice it back together" ???

There's a photo
<https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/a5i>

I presume the pins were cut off after.

Bjay

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Oct 20, 2021, 2:00:23 AM10/20/21
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How did you cut it exactly and are those straight pins? Looks like a great idea

Barbara Chacon

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Jun 9, 2022, 1:01:03 AMJun 9
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Hello, we bought our 758 at an estate sale for $65. We have a specific project - patio curtains - and if that's the only thing we use the machine for I will be happy with the purchase. Do you have any specific instructions?

Mike T

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Jun 9, 2022, 9:30:51 AMJun 9
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They are straight pins. You need to bend the pins over and clinch them against the belt before you clip them (I tried clipping them off flush but it doesn't hold). I push a couple pins through first BEFORE I cut the belt and then pull them back out. That gives me good alignment holes for after the cut. I just do the cut with a razor blade.

Mike T

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Jun 9, 2022, 9:45:05 PMJun 9
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A few hours ago, I sent more instruction and photos showing how to do this. They have not appeared here yet. I guess I'll wait a while.

Mike T

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Jun 9, 2022, 9:45:05 PMJun 9
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These are updated pics. They sequencially show what I did. There are two pics that show where you adjust the belt tensioner in (at the begining) and back out again at the end. I did this over a year ago and it has worked out great. It is easier than it looks.
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/cyn
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/cyp
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/cyr
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/cyt
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/cyv
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/cyx
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/cyz
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/cz1
https://www.inspirepoint.com/img/cz3

Ron Anderson

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10:27 AM (7 hours ago) 10:27 AM
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It is not advisable an untrained person should attempt that advanced
repair. You must dissemble the upper end of the machine completely and
readjust everything on the machine it is a very expensive job find an
old black singer for that job


On 6/9/2022 1:01 AM, Barbara Chacon wrote:
> Hello, we bought our 758 at an estate sale for $65. We have a specific
> project - patio curtains - and if that's the only thing we use the
> machine for I will be happy with the purchase. Do you have any specific
> instructions?
>

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Ron Anderson

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10:29 AM (7 hours ago) 10:29 AM
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On 8/9/2021 12:45 AM, Mikegenwood wrote:
> There's an easier way. Cut the belt, thread it around the shaft and then
> splice the belt back together. I sent an earlier reply with more details
> and pics but doesn't look like it came through.
>
Not advisable
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Mike T

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5:00 PM (1 hour ago) 5:00 PM
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Not true. I did it myself. I did not have to disassemble the upper end of anything. Don't know why someone would say it is not advisable when I've done it and they haven't. Maybe just trying to drum up business but it works great, not hard, see pics.
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