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The backstitch level (reverse button) is broken on my Singer 3116 sewing machine. Where can I find a replacement part?

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  • new2sewing Nov 05, 2008

    I am having the same problem locating a replacement lever. I pressed down too hard on the lever causing it to strip inside and it is not longer functional.

    I have contacted my local Singer retailer and they too are unable to provide this part. :(

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    need parts diagram



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I emailed Singer and they provided me the following information. I did contact the service center in NJ (which is the closest one to me) and they do have the part for $2.95 plus $5.00 shipping. You can mail a check or pay over the phone with a credit card.

" Thank you for contacting the Singer Sewing Company.

One of the following Singer Service Centers may be able to help you. All offer mail order service. If you give them a call, they can provide pricing, shipping costs and product availability.

Syracuse, New York - 1-800-321-7397 (toll free)
Union, New Jersey - 1-866-281-1220 (toll free)
Paramount, California - 562-531-6352
Bellevue, Washington - 425-462-1274 or 1-866-462-1274 (toll free)


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I just called the service center in Washington state. The part is $1.95 & shipping is $3.50. She suggested I order 2 reverse levers, since they're not very strong & strip out easily. Merry Christmas

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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I just added black electrical tape into the hole of the lever and pushed it back on. It seems to work so far.

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