I broke one of the cardinal rules of Ebay. I bought a Singer Featherweight back in January. I was in a serious funk when the machine arrived and I wasn't sewing at the time, so I didn't even bother to test the machine. I do believe the listing said it worked. Well, I tried it out this weekend and - you guessed it - it DOESN'T work.
And of course it's too late to even bring up the Ebay listing to see if it was supposed to work, and I have no recourse with the seller after all this time. I do feel like the machine can be repaired. The electrical system works - the light comes on - but nothing happens when I press the foot pedal - so maybe it needs a motor or a new power cord?
I am registered to take a "Care and Repair of Your Featherweight" class sponsored by my guild in May. I will take the machine with me and ask the instructor what he thinks before I take it in to the repair shop - or perhaps it is something I can fix myself after taking the class. If nothing else, I have a cute and very expensive sewing-related paperweight. :(