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How do I take the cover off.

The top cover will not come off must be something I'm not seeing to release it.

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If this is a follow up question regarding replacing the spool pin, I don't think you HAVE to take the cover off to replace it. However, as a general rule, on Singer machines, the back cover must be removed first, and I have a feeling you tried to remove the front cover. Most repairs can be made from the back anyway.

If you really want to know, call or email Sewing Parts Online; they carry service manuals, and although they don't have yours in stock, they are always happy to order it for you, and a nominal fee.

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