Question about Singer Sewing Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I have a Singer Merritt 4530. I don't know if the foot pedal works the same way on your model, but on mine it is held together not by screws or latches, but simply by white plastic rods that serve as hinges. These rods have a hole drilled in their center, presumably so some special tool can be used to pull them out. Lacking a special tool, I glued a nail into the hole, and once the glue dries you can pull the nail and pull the rod out with it. The rod is about an inch long and held in place merely by friction - no glue or screw threads. Once one rod is removed, you should be able to slide the pedal off of the rod on the other side, though that might have only worked because some of the plastic housing was cracked on mine. If you don't want to take the time to test that, just glue a nail into both rods and pull them both out.
Once you get the pedal open, mine had a giant white cylinder that looks kind of like a battery or a fuse. This thing was getting very hot the longer the pedal was left plugged in. I read on many web sites that this object can cause overheating or short circuit the pedal so it's always sewing. It's called a suppressor and can be safely thrown away. I haven't found an explanation for precisely what it does or why it can be safely thrown away, but I theorize it's a surge suppressor and that most modern wiring isn't going to surge too much. I got rid of it and the pedal still works and doesn't overheat. It may be safest to plug the machine into a surge-protected power strip once the suppressor is gone - just my theory.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
The Singer 6233 was one of the models that briefly were made using air-powered foot controls. So you aren't looking for a traditional electrical connection. Instead, your pedal cord's female end will connect onto a black male nipple, that sticks out on the right side of the machine (the side with the handwheel). Just push it on until it feels snug.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
Check to see if you have your bobbin winder on. That's usually the problem. Just push it to the left and you should be ok.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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Yes it's true, most parts are not available for this machine anymore. You might try to push the red reset button on the bottom of the machine. Also make sure that the reset button is not being depressed by anything that the machine is sitting on, and that the reset button pushes in and out freelyl.
Posted on Apr 30, 2011
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