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WI Lori

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Any tips on how to remove this assembly for cleaning? I haven't been able to find anything, and the manual does not address this issue. It doesn't even address oiling!

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I have no idea but I'll take a shot -
Can you push back the part with the +/- and then turn the number dial so it comes off? Like other Singers do.

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WI Lori

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No, firm resistance from the numbered indicator. Thanks, tho.
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I don't know how to disassemble it, but I think the whole thing can be pulled out.  There should be a set screw on the inside of the nose.  I wish I could remember where mine was so that I could double check. 

I did find this schematic that I think I may have gotten from a yahoo group.

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Also the manual has oiling instructions for the top only on page 41 of the manual at https://www.manualslib.com/manual/958145/Singer-362.html

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The oustside numbered dial (25 in the diagram) should have a small set screw in it. loosen and the numbered dial pulls right off. 23 is the actual nut that sets tension. 24 is a smooth tensioned collar that allows the numbered dial to move the nut. There also may be a set screw on the right of the nose to remove the whole assembly
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25 is plastic. I've spun through the dial several times, and have not seen a set screw. I will look again when I am home. Thanks, Janey and Chaos.
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Lori,
Remove set screw #29. It is on left side of tension, open end cover.

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I can't help w/the tension but I use to have this exact machine.  I turned it into a treadle and used it for many years, it was great.  
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WI Lori

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There is no end cover to open, no set screw in the outer cap, and no easy way to access screw #29 on the interior of the tension assembly. I could look at removing most of the back shell, but meh.

I did use a cotton yarn to floss the discs, backed off on the bobbin tension a smidge, then increased upper tension, which helped.  Thank you for your help!

I did see in the manual that this machine can be treadled. Jenna, you didn't find the internal motor to create too much drag?

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Lori,
It looks like back cover comes off, for access. I salvaged a FM360 a couple years ago, it is similar. There is a cast frame inside, and setscrew on end.
I found this site, it shows a FM362 open. http://waywardsewingmachine.blogspot.com/2013/10/singer-fashion-mate-362.html?m=1
I was thinking 362 cover opened like a 401A.
If you need small parts, they are yours for free.

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Thanks, Kit. I'll review the link and see how much trouble it is. Thanks for the link and offer of parts.
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