Sewing Machine Presser Foot Port Pushed In?

I have a Singer sewing machine, model #7463. I took it out of the case today and the port that the presser foot goes into seems to be pushed into the machine. I'm not sure how to take it apart to check the problem.


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August 16, 20150 found this helpful

First of all, here's a link to the US Singer site free download manual:

I'm going to assume (hope) you didn't try to plug in the machine and turn it on. So unplugged and not in the on mode, try to lift the pressure foot using the lever (located under the machine head, to the right of the pressure foot and attached to the presser foot and needle column. Next, turn the hand wheel towards you to see if the foot lifts enough for you to insert (should be a snap-on insertion method on this model machine) a presser foot.


If the presser foot and needle column doesn't lift using the lever and the hand wheel - something inside the head and machine has either become clogged with thread lint and fuzz - see the manual for guidance clearing a thread choke; or possibly a gear has broken and this isn't a fix to be done by the untrained.

To be honest, clearing lint should be a routine part of your sewing habits - to be done every time you finish a project or at least once a month - so I'd like to think your problem isn't clogging or caught thread bits.

Either way, though, this isn't something you can fix a home if the simple fixes above don't resolve your issue, and a trip to the repair tech is called for.

The Singer Confidence 7463 is a fairly complicated machine and isn't suitable for home DIY repairs. I've worked on a few (I teach sewing and do some repairs and refurbs on my students machines) and they aren't simple machines in my experience. Most sewing machines with the stitch patterns and other features like the ones on the 7463 are best worked on by someone with training, service manuals, and the proper tool kit for working on sewing machines - in other words, a professional.


I live in the UK so can't really give you a ballpark figure on what a repair tech would charge you somewhere else.

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