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Thread: Singer Stylist 457 Instruction Book-free???

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    An obvious question - Is the hand wheel engaged? Or was it loosened to fill a bobbin and not tightened back to normal? Is the needle in correctly. It should thread to left to right. If it's a drop in bobbin, is the thread all the way into the tension groove? Most have a slight click.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misseva View Post
    Thanks so much. My next questions is..... How do you get the bottom off to see underneath? Looks like I would have to pry it off. The bobbin race (think that's what it's called) does not move when I move the hand wheel. On my other machines it turns and that's what makes the thread loop so the needle thread can pull it up. As you can tell, I'm not mechanical and haven't the foggiest idea what parts are called.
    Hi MissEva, Queen is right, it could be that the top plastic nylon gear is broken so let's check this first as it is an easier step.

    Make sure you disconnect and unthread the machine first.

    You will need a screwdriver to unscrew the two bolts on top of your machine to take the top cover off. Take a look at the plastic nylon gear and see if there is any damage as you turn the hand wheel. Put back the cover and lets then check the timing belt as a second step.
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    To get the bottom off unscrew the two bolts and the round button underneath. This will allow you to separate the bottom plastic from the sewing machine.
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    Then you will find a second metal bottom cover. Just unscrew the second part of the round button and the cover will come off. Inspect the timing belt and see what happens when you hand turn the two sprockets.
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    Let me know the outcome of your visual inspection and we will go from there depending on your findings. ˇBlessings!

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    There are two upper gears one white on top and one black underneath. Make sure you check both...
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    Oh Wow, thanks for this information. I'll check it when I get home this afternoon. You ladies are awesome!!!!

    By the way, I couldn't open the attachment on the last 302199
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    This is attachment 302199. I don't know why it did not showed it in my last post.
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    OK, I was able to get into the top and I see nothing broken. Gears all look fine. Opened the bottom and it looks just like your picture. Timing belt intact. I'll try to attach a pix of the area I think is the problem. See the arrow? Nothing in that area moved when I use the hand wheel to raise and lower the needle. It is not disengaged for bobbin winding. On my other machines something in this area moves to make a loop for the needle thread. And the instruction book shows it threading from front to back.
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    Akkkkk - I actually did it!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by misseva View Post
    OK, I was able to get into the top and I see nothing broken. Gears all look fine. Opened the bottom and it looks just like your picture. Timing belt intact. I'll try to attach a pix of the area I think is the problem. See the arrow? Nothing in that area moved when I use the hand wheel to raise and lower the needle. It is not disengaged for bobbin winding. On my other machines something in this area moves to make a loop for the needle thread. And the instruction book shows it threading from front to back.
    The sprockets and timing belt should turn when you use the hand wheel. Actually, the left sprocket directly drives the loop mechanism you mention. Are they moving at all?

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    If the sprockets do not move then re-check the top gears as the bottom black one directly drives the right bottom sprocket. Let me know...

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    Pardon my ignorance but a sprocket would look like????? Upon closer examination, I found the bottom black gear crumbled when touched with a screwdriver. Is this something I can replace and where would I get one?
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