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Trouble removing face cover for oiling

The manual says to "Open face cover and oil the parts indicated". It doesn't show or describe how to remove it. When I release the back tabs, there is still something holding it on and preventing its removel. I don't want to force it. Any help greatly appreciated. willb

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Remove the 2 round plastic plugs on the front. Use a needle to pry them out. They come off easily. there are two screws under each plug. Good luck...

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  2. Pull the face plate up and away from the sewing machine gently.

  3. Face the sewing machine as if you were about to start sewing.

  4. Locate a small cylinder attached to the side of the sewing machine facing you that had been covered by the face plate. Apply one or two drops of oil to the top of this cylinder.

  5. Locate a small square that is directly above the needle of the machine, also previous hidden by the face plate. Apply one or two drops of oil directly above and below this square.

  6. Replace the face plate and tighten the screw.

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  8. Remove the bobbin case by grasping the lever on the case and gently pulling the case out from the machine.

  9. Remove the hook ring and the hook. These two parts are behind the bobbin case and should come out easily.

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Referring to the diagram below:
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1.Remove the face plate by removing the single screw fastening it to the left end of the chassis.

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To make things easier, remove the presser foot (raise the presser foot and release the presser foot from its holder by pressing the black plastic foot release found at the rear of the foot holder, the foot will fall off.)

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a closeup of the tab on the front cover
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