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Singer Touch and Sew 606 motor/drive shaft hardware diagram/list

I was given a Singer 626. It appears that some of the hardware on the top end (away from the motor) of the drive worm gear is missing some hardware. This allows the armature of the motor to be pushed upward. Is there an available blow up of the parts for this area of the machine so that I can check to see what is missing?

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SOURCE: bobbin filling on Singer 626

The Singer 626 has a self-winding bobbin. You place the empty bobbin in the bobbin thingie (sorry for being so untechnical). On the left of the bobbin you will see a "lever" with a circular top on it (I think it is red-ish) Again, sorry for being so untechnical. Press the "lever" down. Thread your machine, thread the needle, wrap the excess thread from the needle around the knob that tightens the needle and holds it in place and press your foot down on the foot pedal. The bobbin will automatically wind as you hold the foot pedal down. Do not wind the thread onto the bobbin past the outer white line.

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