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RICCAR MODEL 210B

When placing the bobbin into the holder and running the machine the thread will not catch with the thread from the needle, this is my mothers machine and i have never run the machine and she pasted away 2years ago.

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I just Googled Riccar YM-40 and stumbled upon your post. Do you still need a motor for you 210B? I found a spare motor in the basement...it's used but it works. You can have it if you still need it. I can send it to you and you can mail me a check back for whatever the postage comes to.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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Well I own a riccar aerostar 210B and the needle won't move. It is run and sounds great the motor runs when I run the bobbin.. can anyone HELP? thank you

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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I have a Riccar 210B sewing machine. It is about 37 years old. I have been the only owner and up to yesterday it was working fine. Today the motor seems to have quit.

Is the motor repairable? The tag on the motor says YM-40 80W 115V.

Thank you, Susan in Kailua-Kona HI

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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