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Difficulty reinstalling needle plate in Singer Confidence 7470

Took plate off to clean and cannot reset the plazte properly

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Look at page 80 of your manual.

There's a little finger on the left of the plate that fits in the corner.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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    Helen f moon Apr 07, 2016

    Very helpful could do with a video on how to clean and replace or items



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Then I noticed that the bobbin casing was out of the original position, take the whole casing out and make sure that when you put it back that the small metal tension loop at the front side on the right is correct, this image you can see in your handbook, (placement of the bobbin casing)

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