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Singer 7444 can't take apart

I am trying to take the back off of the machine. So far, I have unscrewed about 10 or so screws and there is still resistance coming from somewhere. I can't see any other screws that need to be taken off. I am now wondering if this is even possible?

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    Help needed getting case apart on Singer Model 7444

  • roundhouses Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same problem, I need to open my Singer 7444. Has anyone found the plastic pieces inside to ease it open? Where are they? Peg


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This is vehemently not recommended. It is almost a guarantee that there is very little that you can do on the inside of the case to repair anything. Leave this one to the professionals. If your machine needs a tune and time, take it in. It's cheaper for you to get it tuned, guaranteed, than it would be for you to replace a machine accidentally damaged beyond repair.

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I took the back off my Singer 7466 and it was caught on the on/off switch. I had to maneuver it over the lip of the switch...big pain, but I did it.

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If this is a modern split casing with two molded parts, front and rear, they are the devil to separate.

Why do you need to break it open ?

There are usually concealed screws inside the cover for the bobbin area and also near the top tension unit......if you gently tease the panels apart it should give some indication of the neighbourhood of the offending screw/s.....they may only need a half turn to relax the pressure on a slot rather than a hole, so will then slide free.........

There are also often plastic clips holding the two sides together in addition to the screws.....nightmare and easily broken

Not for the fainthearted opening split covers, manufacturers love them for cost benefits at manufacture, technicians loathe them when they come to the shop for repair.

What were the symptoms that led you to decide to open the machine, perhaps there is an easier solution ??

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