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My thread take up lever looks like it is bent

I heard a clanking noise and I thought it might be my sewing needle was dull.
So I replace it and was doing ok but it started making a noise again and it looks like the thread take lever is bent
Any advise?

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    talk2ginny May 11, 2010

    Hi, and welcome to FixYa.I don't own the Singer 7436, but I found a photo of the machine, and when you thread your machine, you need to raise the take up lever high enough so you can bring your sewing thread around it. When your take up lever is raised as high as it will go, very gently press your finger on the lever and see if will move back and forth (do not force it back and forth, just try to determine whether it is loose). Also, look at the lever dead-on center to see if it might be bent or slightly leaning to one side.

    I checked the Singer web site and found no help there, although they do have a customer service line you can call. I found two reviews on another different web site, one very positive and one very negative. If it is not too late to exchange your machine for a new one, that is what I would do - if it does break down after the return window has passed, you might have difficulty finding a repair shop that does warranty work for Singer.

    FYI - Singer is now part of the Viking/Pfaff group. If there is a Viking or Pfaff dealer in your area, call them right away to ask if they carry Singers and/or perform warranty work on your machine. If so, take the machine to the repair shop (you'll probably need to provide a dated proof of purchase or a receipt) and have it looked over - it should not cost you anything and might save you heartache and money in the future. FYI - if you do take off the covers - don't tell the dealer - "unauthorized" consumer repairs can void your warranty.

    If you have a minute to rate my answer, you will help me to learn more about the needs of those of you who write in for help. If you would like some additional pointers about pinpointing mysterious noises, please feel free to comment.



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Sounds like a bunch of thread caught up in the take up lever ,check that first open the side cover and look

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