I have a Singer 99 and cannot get the bobbin case out. What can I do?
Hello Singer 99 owner:
Your machine is most likely a Singer 99-13, a great little sewing machine, made to 1/2 scale of Singer 66, one of Singer's best, made by the millions. The 99's quiet, "Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick" seldom misses a stitch, even on many layers of denim; a real work Pony. Never mind that it cannot run backwards, I can't, and it never kept me from doing anything I put my mind to.
Back to your Question, regarding how to remove a 66-Class bobbin case:
To really clean and oil them, the open-top bobbin case of Singer 99, should be removed by swinging a retaining dog out of the way with a flat-blade screw driver (or any object, sometimes even with your finger. The "dog" is a little latch that swings in from the side so part of it blocks the bobbin case from lifting while sewing.
General Rule: To remove a part, look around to see what may be hampering removal, then remove the blocking part to get to the part you want to remove. If you are not experienced in identifying the part hampering removal, then you must experiment by:
Jiggling the part you want removed, then observing every part that makes contact with that part .. this is a clue to what to check next. Proceed in this manner until the puzzle is resolved (use your God-given ability to analyze the situation), if you can't see the solution after a long time, just ask someone else to help you figure it
out (two heads are better than one, unless one interferes with arriving at a solution, then solve it your self. Hope this helps.