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How about doing a thorough cleaning, I mean also taking off the throat plate, and cleaning that out. It is amazing to see lint that looks like felt in that area, I was shocked that I had it. I thought that only happened when you sewed alot of fleece. Hummm. Now, lubricate and insert a new needle. See if putting your machine on a bath towel makes it quieter. If, you need a copy of your manual go to www.singerco.com to customer support and download a free one. They also have a free oiling guide listed to download, save both to your computer and then you don't have to worry about where did I put that darn book. You can also enlarge the diagrams, yeah!!!! Happy New Year.

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