Removing a Sewing Machine from Its Cabinet?

February 17, 2018

Removing a Kenmore Sewing Machine from Its Cabinet - sewing machine on a work tableAre Kenmore sewing machines easy to remove from the sewing desk it comes with? I want to purchase a used sewing table/cabinet that has a Kenmore machine in it, but I have my own, well working Kenmore machine I want to use with the used table. I haven't purchased the table yet.



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February 17, 20180 found this helpful
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I have a singer, but they should all be similar. There are screws on tbe bottom that let you remove the machine head from the table.

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September 25, 2009

I was given an older treadle machine, and I want to know how to take the machine out of the cabinet so I can move it to my home. It is very heavy, so if I separate the two parts I can put it in my SUV. Thanks.

By M. E. Case from Kent county, DE


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September 26, 20090 found this helpful

It should un-screw from the bottom.

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September 26, 20090 found this helpful

Where of the bottom? It is the type that you lift up the cover and the machine lifts up, and the top becomes a sewing surface. Do you unscrew it at the hinge? Thanks

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May 7, 20200 found this helpful

Loosen the set screws, do not remove all the way, they can be a challenge to reinstall, you just need them to release the machine. Do not remove hinges, unless you like having to replace srews.


Look at manual of almost any Kenmore machine for direction to install into a cabinet and do the reverse.

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October 10, 2005

I have an older Singer sewing machine. I wish to take the machine out of the cabinet, but do not know how to get wire out of hole on the side. It has a box inside for knee use instead of on floor. Any ideas?

Joan from Canada


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October 11, 20050 found this helpful

??? Why would you want to take it apart ???
Like the old saying "If it ain't broke don't fix it"

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May 25, 20110 found this helpful

I am assuming it's a Singer 15-91 or similar. When the knee pedal was added (I love them! Far better than chasing a foot pedal all over the floor while I'm trying to sew!) the machine was wired into the cabinet. If you really must take it out, you will have to undo some wiring. If you are planning to replace the machine with a more modern machine, please be aware that only certain Singers will fit in the hole that will be left. Most of the older full-sized Singers will. But two things have to fit: the overall footprint of the machine and the diameter and spacing of the hinge-pins behind the machine.


I would not bet on a modern machine fitting that vintage cabinet. Measure very carefully before you try. Also, please be aware that most of those cabinets were made to much higher furniture standards than today's furniture. And when in good condition, the cabinets are getting scarce...they are starting to get more scarce than working sewing machines that would fit into them.

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August 12, 20220 found this helpful

Not everyone has room for a cabinet in their house!

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September 10, 2015

How do I remove my bottom cabinet bracket from my sewing machine? It's a Singer 9420 and the bracket is a Singer 969074.


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September 12, 20150 found this helpful

Your Singer is a 'free-arm' machine so I'm assuming it's been fitted into a specialty cabinet for free-arm machines - not something I have any experience with as here in Scotland most Singer free-arms are used as portables on a table top.


Try emailing this man - look for his contact link on his home page:

He offers free and low-cost downloads, parts, and generously gives info on specifics via email.

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