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hwp

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On early Singer 66's you cannot simply lift the metal latch near the bobbin and move it toward you as the adjuster's manual so blithely suggests.  So, how does one go about removing the bobbin case on these early machines?  I don't want to simply just start unscrewing parts.  I've learned; those days are behind me.

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There's a small screw you need to remove.  There are some pictures here.  Lots of other good stuff in that blog as well.

http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2011/12/bobbin-case-on-older-singer-66.html

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I checked the link and removed the small screw as indicated.  But.  Now what?  If I lift the lever up I still can't turn the assembly away from or toward the front of the machine.  I'm not using a lot of force, but I don't think I should have to.

Any suggestions welcomed.

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Farmer John

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how long, under the head,  is the screw that you removed
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hwp

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5/8's under the head.  Thread stop approximately 3/16 from the bottom of the head.

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The entire position bracket should now be free, to lift out with the bobbin case.  Even with the screw removed, the assembly is just stuck in place with 100 years of goo.
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hwp

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Hmm.  Not a whole lot of goo--it's really pretty clean.  However, no joy here.  The bobbin carrier--the piece that bobbin actually fits into--seems to be held by the edge of the race that revolves around carrier.  The assembly that has the lever to remove the bobbin and holds the felt oiling piece and also has the finger that points toward the left side of the machine will not tilt up enough to slip thus allowing the bobbin carrier to be removed as well.

What am I not seeing?

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Maybe https://color-my-world-with-warmth.blogspot.com/2012/03/replacing-race-wick-on-66-1.html will help?

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hwp

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Well with fresh eyes and renewed energy I attacked the problem again this morning.  Resolved!

I couldn't have done it without the tutorial link from Janey.  The picture of the whole assembly being rotated to the rear of the machine made it possible for the bobbin case to come out of the race.

So thanks to Farmer John and Janey for the help.  This site has some very helpful people visiting it.

Back to sewing.

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