Update: Singer 4622A

Greetings everyone,
Well, one week later, and the outlook for my "new" Singer 4622A seems to be
quite bright. I have finally managed to turn the lemon into lemonade!
The diferent complaints I had initially were resolved in various ways.
Since at least two solutions could have an appeal to someone else, I have
decided to report them here.
Now, the machine is sewing perfectly, with no more problems.
1) I wanted to know how to oil the machine. I haven't yet found a correct
diagram for oiling, but I have found how to remove the stubborn sewing
machine cover, thanks to the following site:
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This page has the parts manuals for many models of Singer sewing machines,
including very old ones. I think it is a very good idea to have a hard copy
of such a document lying around. And many of these manuals identify the
attachments that came with a particular machine, so it is great for
collectors too. That's why I know I have been missing a few accessories
with my machine.
Be warned that this is not instruction manuals; only parts manuals.
2) The buttonhole foot was not working right. The fix was simple, and I
have managed to be reimbursed for it by the seller of the sewing machine.
Buy another slant shank for snap-on feet. The one supplied with the
machine, surprisingly enough, was not a Singer one, which explained that all
the feet were "wobbly" inside the shank, and wouldn't sew right. And yet
another reason I hate snap-on feet, apart from them being made often of
plastic.
3) The spool cap was extremely loose on the horizontal spool pin. That one
was the first thing I corrected. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
Immerge the spool cap in the water for at least 30 seconds. Remove, and
with long-nosed pliers, bring the plastic "tabs" that hug the spool pin
together. Plunge the spool cap in a bowl of cold or iced water. Dry it
off, and voilà! A new spool cap that has a lot of friction on the spool
pin, without buying another one.
In conclusion, I would say that this machine is even better so far than my
"old" 5810C. I love the one-step buttonholer, and the fact that this
machine is a real champ at topstitching, which always prove to be a problem
with my other sewing machines. I have already made a shirt with it, and
can't wait to make many more!
Mario Landerman
Reply to
Dr. Landerstein
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Hello! I am also trying to find out how to take the cover off of my Singer 4622A machine. The link you have is dead now, unfortunately, so I'm hoping your account here still works and a message will reach you. :-)
It seems like the stitch width lever is the last part preventing the cover from fully coming off.
I see this post is 16 years ago... here's hoping!
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Amanda

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