I feel a little silly....I just acquired an old ( 40s?) Montgomery Ward machine in a table-style cabinet. I opened the lid, lifted the wood framing to pull up the recessed machine. I flipped the wood framing back in place (I guess it is hinged underneath), then set the cast iron machine down on the framing. It fits beautifully. I assumed I only need lift the machine back up to raise the framing again & replace the machine in its recessed position. But I cannot lift the machine. Something catches & I'm afraid I'll break the framing if I tug any harder. Is there some secret I don't know?? There cannot be a latch mechanism underneath because the underside of the machine is inaccessible. Help!!
I found this video on Youtube, which makes it look easy as pie.
At 1:06, she simply lifts the machine up...but mine won't lift. Can anyone advise?