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I can`t get the face cover off to oil it

I can`t get the face cover off to oil it

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On some of the kenmores there are 2 screws under the carring handle on the top of the machine you have to remove these. then lay the machine back and remove the screws on the bottom.the case should come of. if not there might be screws on the inside of the bottom plate.

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I'm trying to oil my machine, but don't know how to get the face cover off??


Perhaps the Owner's Manual will help:

http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/kenmore/38515358.html?p=1

Be sure to use good quality sewing machine oil and white grease as explained in the manual.

P.S.--from the manual's instructions, it appears that you do not need to remove the face plate to oil your machine.
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I bought a second hand machine and it worked fine for the first few stitches, i'm not sure what i did, but the machine got slower and slower and evantually can't sew (unless i manually


I would take it in for service, because it sounds to me like the machine has threads wrapped around on the inside somewhere. Generally, you can take off the face cover relatively easily and it's designed to come off to clean the thread path. It's a separate cover section right over the needle shaft, and it's held by one or two screws, depending on the model. If it's two screws, one is in the side and may be covered by a little white plastic piece that you pop out by pressing on one side with a flat blade screwdriver, and the screw is underneath. When you press it, other side comes up, and you then remove it.

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The hand wheel on my Kenmore sewing machine is stuck.


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The bobbin case on my 2273 (the whole thing) fell out and I need a diagram on how to put it back.


If this is the Singer 2273, then did the hook cover and hook come out? See the pictures on page 2 of the oiling diagram here: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1235_oiling-2263.pdf .

If you need to replace these two parts, turn the handwheel until the hook race is in the left position. Then put in the hook (thickest part down) and then the hook cover (the side with the notch towards the machine and facing up). Rotate the hook retaining arms back towards the center of the hook cover to lock it in place. Now you should be able to put the bobbin case back in. Since this is a part that needs to be oiled regularly, wipe it out with a soft cloth and put 1-2 drops of sewing machine oil at point 6 (just to the right of center) in the shuttle before you replace the hook.

If additional parts have come out or the retaining arms are damaged, try finding the parts diagram for your model at the Singer site: http://www.singerco.com/support/replacement-parts-chart . THen see if a Singer dealer has replacements available.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Where do you oil this machine -- it's not in the owner's manual.


Welcome to FixYa! on the list below is the steps to oil your sewing machine.

  1. Remove the screw from the top of the Janome face plate with a small flathead screwdriver. The face plate is on the top of the sewing machine directly above the needle.

  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.

  7. Open the hook cover of the sewing machine as if you were changing the bobbin. This area is located directly under the needle.

  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.

  10. Apply one drop of oil to the center of the hole the bobbin was removed from.

  11. Replace all of the parts you removed from the sewing machine.

Good luck

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Bernina 730 Can't open top cover !


The problem is that of a stuck piston detent on the pattern selector support that snaps the top cover closed.
  1. Open the light cover
  2. Apply pressure with thumbs on the bottom edge of the top cover on both the right and left sides of the cover. The cover should pop up...Too much pressure on the left side, (if this thing is really stuck) and you might break the top cover at the thread tension slot. Be careful here....
  3. Add a drop of acetone (fingernail polish remover) to the piston detent and work it free by pushing it back and forth. Avoid getting any acetone on the painted surfaces of the machine.
  4. Continue to work free, repeating with a few drops of acetone, and wipe clean. Don't oil this part. It was a petroleum product combined with a galvanic process (aluminum and steel) that caused the problem in the first place, not to mention age.
  5. Use DTE Heavy Medium oil rather than a white or clear oil when you lubricate your machine. White oils are unstable and will oxidize (decay) much more quickly. Also avoid 3 in 1 oil and stuff like WD40....very bad....
  6. Oil 1/2 a drop on those prescribed areas. Too much oil is more harmful than not enough....
  7. Contact your Bernina dealer for this oil.

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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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