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I can't answer your question directly but I think you can reasonably assume there probably is as asbestos was added to many things to make them more durable - drive belts (if not leather), gaskets and packing materials and even some of the thicker paints and coatings.
As long as these things remain in good condition, any asbestos content will not present a danger.
I think it unlikely the motor will contain asbestos, though there might be a small quantity in the lubricating felts of the motor bearings, if the motor uses sintered bronze self aligning bearings, but again this will present no danger as long as the felts are well oiled.

Singer Sewing... | Answered 11 hours ago

I used can air and blew out the reverse button area. Worked immediately after turning off and back on.

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Singer 7258... | Answered 16 hours ago

For border stitches, select a short stitch length and use a wide stitch width setting.

Singer Sewing... | Answered Yesterday

Try reading the Manual:

Singer Sewing... | Answered Yesterday

Pretty complicated to answer here. Download the service manual pdf from

If you have never done this before you will need some guidance.

Singer Sewing... | Answered 2 days ago

If you haven't replaced the needle then do so. If replacing needle doesn't help, then likely the hook is barbed or there are burrs on the hook body and/or inside the hook race.

Singer Sewing... | Answered 2 days ago

try this link:

Singer Sewing... | Answered 2 days ago

Be sure presser foot (embroidery foot) is fully lowered or tension discs will not fully mate. There should be notable difference in tension with foot up verses foot down as you pull on top thread?

Singer Sewing... | Answered 3 days ago

if you still haven't found one, reply to this thread. I have one as a PDF that I just bought for $5 that I'd be willing to share (this goes for anyone who finds this post, too)

Singer Sewing... | Answered 3 days ago

Singer indicates that the 2430 to the Merritt 2404. The Merritt 2404 manual is available on the Singer support site: . The current link to this manual is . To wind the bobbin, make sure that the needle is up and lift the presser foot. Hold the hand wheel with one hand and keep it from moving. With the other hand, loosen the knob in the center of the hand wheel by turning the knob towards you. If the thread is not already on the spool pin, place it on the spool pin with the thread retaining slit to the right. Put the spool holder on the spool pin so that it holds the spool firmly.

Next snap the thread through the thread guide post and open the top cover. (If you have been sewing with the spool, unthread the upper thread back to the guide post.) Wrap the thread the bobbin tension disc going clockwise as you look at the top of the disc. (Bring the thread in front of the machine as you move to the left; then bring around to the back as you bring it to the bobbin winder.) Bring the thread up through the hole in the bobbin. Place the bobbin on the spindle with the hole up. Move the bobbin winder to the right. Hold onto the thread above the bobbin while you start winding the bobbin. After a few turns are on the bobbin, you can let go. After the bobbin is full (or full enough for your task), clip the thread and remove the bobbin. Move the bobbin winder to the left. Tighten the knob in the hand wheel by turning it away from you while holding the hand wheel.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Singer Sewing... | Answered on Apr 19, 2019

Do you have a setting for design stitches? There should be a button to take the machine to a straight stitch. Look at your manual or instructions to see how to set it to straight stitching. If this doesn't work, look up on the website on your machine and see what the company thinks about it. Sometimes the mechanism is malfunctioning and the will send you a new machine.

Singer 1525... | Answered on Apr 19, 2019

HAAA!!! Me, too!! I just got the same code. I actually took off all the stuff to clean it (glad I did too because after a whole week of sewing on it straight, it was hella filthy!), I still couldn't get it to work. The answer is in the Singer FAQ website ( Your button hole lever has been bumped. It is just to the left of the the needle bar. I just pulled mine all the way down, then pushed it all the way back up. No more E7!!!! Color me happy for sure!

Singer Stylist... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

It might be the the design is too large<?>. Is it one you created and saved? or something you downloaded? May be try a different file that you know works to test the machine.

Singer Sewing... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

Likely top thread tension<?> but can be other.

Double check machine is threaded exactly per instruction. See page 20, manual may be downloaded following Singer link. For horizontal spool be sure to use a spool cap that is larger than the spool.

IMPORTANT: To verify that the machine is threaded properly in the tension discs, do this simple check: 1.) With the presser foot raised, pull the thread towards the back of the machine. You should detect only a slight resistance and little or no deflection of the needle. 2.) Now lower the presser foot and again pull the thread towards the the back of the machine. This time you should detect a considerable amount of resistance and much more deflection of the needle. If you do not detect the resistance you have miss-threaded the machine and need to re-thread it.

Singer Sewing... | Answered on Apr 14, 2019

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