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I am trying to get the case of this darn thing, I have removed all the screws and it won budge Help!

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Go to www.singerco.com and get a copy of your manual for free, you can also call them at the number on their website

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

  • makeitsewonl Aug 24, 2010

    I tried that, they don't have a manual for this. It's basically a throw away machine I hate to say

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