Foot Plate Removal

Old 04-26-2018, 06:37 AM
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I just purchased a Singer 28K hand crank. It sews beautifully, but I can't remove the footplates to get at the bobbin. Does anyone have ideas?
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:48 AM
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put a little oil along the groves, and wait an bit and then put more oil. tapping very lightly after oiling can help sometimes to get them to loosen. just takes patience and oil. Tri-flow is a good penetrating oil for helping to get things to loosen up. Once you get them off, make sure to clean the tracks well.

At least with them being stuck, you still have them. More often they get worn a bit and fit loose, and then when they slide out while the machine is in storage, and get lost.
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Oil along the seams, then oil again from the underside. A small screwdriver put into the small indentation and GENTLY tap the back of the screwdriver with a hammer to drive it away from the center. If it does not move, oil again and wait one day, try again.

EDIT: I was typing at the same time as MacyBaby! lol.
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Thank you, I'll try that.
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SteveH - Thank you as well. I'll try that.
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Welcome, Dtillman13.

Congratulations on the hand crank. They are fun. We like pictures -hint - hint .

I have found that Tri-Flow works a little better for stuck things, but sometimes takes overnight. I also have used, after soaking in oil, a dowel and rubber mallet to drive plates off the machine.

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Thank you, I just tried that on some stuck parts of a treadle I'm working on, and it worked great. I'll add some photos.
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Thanks, attached are a couple of photos. Maybe you can help with the second one. It's a russian machine that I can't identify because I can't read russian. The person selling it to me thought it was from the 1920's, but that doesn't seem right. It sews beautifully.
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I'm sorry, I can't seem to get the second machine image to load.
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Originally Posted by Dtillman13 View Post
I'm sorry, I can't seem to get the second machine image to load.
Probably too large, try reducing file size.

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