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How to thread the machine

I do not know how to thread this machine its a singer 2502 under neath were it asks my product info i had to put a lie cuase it said 2502 did not exsist

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Does anyone can send me a copy of manual for singer 2502 C ?
Thank You Ann

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1. raise your presser foot.
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Try this link http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/997_white-117.-kenmore-x.pdf

Singer have various model manuals downloadable, you just need to search them at their website page http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals/search

Trust this helps you out.

If you don't resolve the issue and this is a vintage machine, then there is some good user groups such as Vintage Singers under Yahoo where enthusiasts share info on their old machines. Good to lurk though or go through old threads first as there is often someone else who has asked similar question in the past. There may also be manuals in their files so have a dig around.

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