Part two of the continuing saga of the Binford 6000, a.k.a. New Home Memory Craft 6000. This first photo is of the handwheel side of the machine with the cover removed. A cogged belt goes from the motor to the handwheel and a second cogged belt goes from the handwheel to the bottom shaft.
Of course, to remove the handwheel side cover, one must know where all the hidden screws are. This next photo shows the side cover, and directly in the center of the photo is a little piece of plastic on the right side of the top slot. The New Home Engineering Department decided that small area was a perfect place to hide a screw, which holds the back (rearward) part of the cover to the machine. Oh, and it's an allen head screw, not a Phillips head like every other screw on the machine.
Here are a few more photos of the innards. The first photo below shows the main shaft thrust bearing that is in need of a slight adjustment. Looks to be about 1/16" gap...
A mighty 0.86 amp motor.
The machine is made of cast aluminum, with just a few parts made of plastic, like the button housing on the left of the photo (with the red cardboard covering the electronics).
The perforated wheel on the main shaft is for speed sensing, I'm guessing. A stepper motor under the main shaft controls left/right swing of the needle. There are no cams in this machine, the patterns are all created by circuit boards, integrated circuits (chips) and stepper motors.
Another stepper motor in the base of the machine controls forward/reverse movement of the feed dogs. On occasion this stepper has stopped working, which then causes the whole machine to stop. I fiddled with the stepper motor and got the machine to work as it should but don't know if the stepper will continue to cause problems. When the machine is working, it is working well. Maybe this is why someone gave the machine to Goodwill...