Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Singer Online Manuals




I thought I would share my list of sources for online instruction manuals and service manuals. I clicked all these links today to make sure they are still active, doesn't mean they will be tomorrow! These are links to Singer manuals, next time I will dust off my links to other manufacturers.

Ed

INSTRUCTION MANUALS
Singer No. 15
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/0203/
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/2664/
http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/15.pdf
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Singer 15K
http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/15K.pdf
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Instructions for using Singer sewing machines 15-88 and 15-89
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/2665/
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Instructions for using Singer Sewing Machine 15-91
http://www.ismacs.net/singer/manuals/15-91.pdf
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Instructions for using Singer sewing machines of class 24 one needle single thread chain stitch for manufacturing.
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/2670/
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Singer Sewing Machine No. 27. / Vibrating shuttle number 2.
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/0673/
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Singer 99k
http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPsvcManuals/99K.pdf
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Instructions for using Singer sewing machine no. 115
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/2682/
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Singer 127 & 128 manual
http://www.ismacs.net/singer/manuals/127-128.pdf
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/0650/
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/2678/
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Instructions for Using Singer Sewing Machine 195k / http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/195K.pdf
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Instructions for using Singer Sewing Machine 201
http://www.ismacs.net/singer/manuals/201.pdf
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Instructions for Using Singer Sewing Machine no 206
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/2983/
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Instructions for using Singer Sewing Machine no. 301
http://www.ismacs.net/singer/manuals/301.pdf
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Instructions for using Singer Sewing Machine no 404
http://www.ismacs.net/singer/manuals/404.pdf
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Instructions for Using Singer Sewing Machine no 431
http://www.ismacs.net/singer/manuals/431.pdf
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Instructions for Using Singer Sewing Machine no 503
http://www.ismacs.net/singer/manuals/503.pdf
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SERVICE MANUALS
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Service Manual Singer 66, 99, 185. /
http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/66.pdf
Adjuster's Manual Singer 15-91
http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/15-91.pdf
Adjuster's Manual for Singer 206k25 /
http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPsvcManuals/206K25.pdf
Swing Needle Service Manual Models 306, 319, 401
http://parts.singerco.com/IPsvcManuals/306W25.pdf
Service Manual for Models 620, 625, 626, and 628
http://www.parts.singerco.com/CPpartCharts/6_6999/620_625_626_628.pdf

82 comments:

Neil said...

Wow ! Just purchased a secondhand 503 today, works but there is no manual. Thx.

Peggy said...

Hi Ed - You show a picture of the 101 manual but no links for it. the smithsonian has a link but it just has a few pages. is there a digital copy anywhere for free?

Thanks for sharing your list!

- Peggy peg7larson at gmail

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

Hi Ed,
Thanks for a great listing of online manuals. Great way to share free sites with others. I will add this link to my blog so others can share in your "wealth" of information.

Charlene

marc said...

fantastic - thank you for sharing these links with us !

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your sharing! I'm just trying to repair my Singer 319!

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

You are VERY welcome! I am just glad you can use them and enjoy them. Good luck on your Singer 319 -

Charlene

DUSTY R said...

Thanks sew much...
I've been scouring the net for a 401 service manual.
Ebay had one for $30.00.
Thanks to your link, I got it for $0.
You blog is certainly an asset to the hobbyist sewing community.
Dusty

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

Hi Dusty - glad you found the link and thanks to many sewing friends who find and share them. No reason to pay for a manual if you don't need to.

Have fun with your 401! I love using mine.

Charlene

Laura said...

I found a Singer 500 Slant-o-matic and a 717 Scholastic...I need mauals for both and I've been searching the web for days. Any suggestions aside from buying? I am getting desperate. Thanks. GREAT thing your doing here...

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

Laura, I did a quick search of the net (and others I have scanned) and do not find a free manual for either one. Singer at www.singerco.com does offer both for sale.

Anyone who might know of a link to either Singer manual that is free - let me know and I will add to the list. Great to share those freebies out there!

Charlene

anthony said...

can i have help?
i cant seem to tread the bobbin on my singer 502? can anyone help

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

Hi Anthony,
I do have a scanned copy of the manual I can send to you. Send me an email at charlene@thesewbox.com

Charlene

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Thanks for the info on the 301. I just got one off ebay and cant wait to tear into it! Does anyone have a 301 service manual??? Thanks in advance!

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

Congratulations on your "new" Singer 301. You will love it! I keep mine busy all the time, especially around holiday gift making time. I have a list of free manuals at http://www.thesewbox.com/free_singer_machine_manuals.html

Look down the page for the 301. I don't have a service manual, but maybe someone else will post a link. They are available for sale if you do an internet search.

Have fun!
Charlene

Ed Lamoureux said...

I do have the 301 Adjuster's Manual in pdf, but you are too shy to provide your email address, so I don't know where to send it to.
Ed

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

Thanks Ed! Hopefully they will see the post and send you a quick email! You are just super to help all these people with their machines.

Charlene

freda said...

I need an instruction book for the embroidry attachment for Singer 6268 sewing machine. Can anyone help me?

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

i will look through my items Freda and hoping someone will read this and find one for you. I have never used it so can't even give some hints.

Anyone that has a manual to share copies of, contact Freda or me at charlene@thesewbox.com OR if you can give her some tips.

Charlene

Cynthia said...

Help! I bought a Singer 401A a couple of weeks ago...just ried it yesterday...The red lever will not move to the left. I really could use a repair manual.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanx Ed for the wonderful links..
I'm searching for a service manual for an old Touch & Sew 750, I think the info I found with your links will help :)

Jen said...

kinda hoping someone can help me, I'm looking for a singer 3013 or singer 3003 manual. if anyone has one? please

N said...

I was very grateful to find a manual for the Singer No. 27 which I got from my grandmother.

Does anyone know where I might find the instruction book for the accessories?

Beth said...

I am looking for a Singer 518 instruction manual. Any ideas?

Ed Lamoureux said...

Haven't found a free one, you can order one directly from singerco.com for $15, or SewUSA.com for $10 plus shipping, or sewing-machine-manuals.com for $21 incl shipping. - Ed

Kristen said...

Hi there,
What excellent info there is here. Do you happen to know where I might find a manual for the wonderful 306K that I recently acquired?

Thanks :-)

Anonymous said...

can some one please tell me where i can find a servce manual for a 366k-255 heavy duty singer industrial single needle sewing machine. if any one out there knows of one or has one or where i can get one. please email me at darmbrust520@gmail.com thanks

Anonymous said...

I am looking for a Singer 301 Adjuster Manual. Does anyone know where I can download one?

Billabong53 said...

First-time post for me. I've been searching for SERVICE or ADJUSTER'S MANUALS for my Singers: 201, 15-91, 301A, 401A and 185K. If anyone has links to any of those, I'd be most appreciative of your steering me in the right direction. As a note, the ISMAC link for a 201 Adjuster's Manual is broken. Thanks much.

Ed Lamoureux said...

Billabong, See the last few lines of my original post in this section for links to 15-91, 185, and 401 Adjuster/service manuals. 201 and 301 ajusters manuals can be found in the "Files" section of the Wefixit Yahoo Group. -Ed

Anonymous said...

hi need a manual for a 96ksv7 industrial please thanks fred ps. does it have another number i could try useing to find one

Ed Lamoureux said...

The letter 'k' indicates your machine was manufactured in the UK and the 'sv' means "Special Version". I know of no way to tell what has been modified to make your machine an sv-7. Begin with the manuals for the 96 series machines at http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/ and see if any of them come close enough for you to use. If not, you might have to contact Singer. -Ed

Tom H. said...

Ed,

I need some help.

I just purchased a used 403A, and it runs fine, just needs some cleaning and maintenance.

When I brought the machine home I noticed the previous owner had taped down the slide plate. I took off the tape and the plate wouldn't stay on. The plate spring wouldn't fit and was loose. I located the spring screw and noticed is was threaded through case, and "buggered" up. I was able to loosen it and remove the spring, but can't figure out how to remove the spring screw for replacement, without what looks to be removing many parts.

Any ides on replacing the spring screw?

Tom

Ed Lamoureux said...

Don't see how you could get to that spring without removing the hook. When the hook is replaced, it will need to be timed. If you are up to the task, there is a service manual at http://parts.singerco.com/IPsvcManuals/306W25.pdf that covers 306, 319, and 401. Hook timing for the 403 is identical to the 401. -Ed

Anonymous said...

Hi Ed, Such a helpful site! A friend gave me a singer patented 10/10/1911 & 6/14/1910 G4707277. Is this a model 27 or 127? Could not tell by looking at the manuals.
I will be taking it apart to clean since it appears to have signs of dried oil residue, any helpful hints? Also where do I find the long type bobbins? I only have one. Also I have a set of Griest Rotary Attachments. Will they adapt to the shank? Thanks for sharing and all the efforts!
Cindy from S. Calif.

frifris said...

Thank you so much. This is so very useful!!!!

Stacy B said...

Have inherited Singer model 258 "made in Italy", but have no manual. Any info would help, thanks.

Anonymous said...

My Boyfriend bought me 2 older singers off e-Bay for Christmas. They are bothe Heavy duty and one is supposed to be for sewing leather.(which I do a lot of covering of boat seats). Anyway cannot find the model number. But I do have serial numbers on both. They are :
AE747403 & AJ248014. How can I get the model number to find my manuals ?

Charlene said...

Congrats on your machines! To find the model go to the Singer site. The direct web address for serial numbers is:
http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting where to find a 301 Adjusters Manual.

Anonymous said...

I took a Singer Fashionmate 237 - the tan version with droppable feed dogs - to be used at my church but can't get the needle to stay in the clamp. It looks like the needle groove is too deep. Can you help?

Anonymous said...

Consulted a sewing sales/repair person who looked up the Fashionmate 237. A tiny springy "jib" is missing from the groove. It is held by the clamp and fills half the groove, with enough curve to gently grasp the clamp end of the needle to hold it in place when first inserted, and the clamp squeezes the jib against the needle to keep it in place while sewing. About the size of a finger nail clipping.
Next question: where to get one?

tj said...

Thanks for the singer manuels, I have a EJ237600, 99K and I cannot get the bobbin assembley out to clear a knot of material stuck there. I think now I will be able to clear the knot and get the machine running again. Other than the jam in the bobbin asslemby it's in good condition and worked up until the jam occurred. It was given to me by a coworker for my daughter in law who will be learning the basics of sewing. Thaks again

Barbs' Blog said...

The Singer 502 manual can be found here:http://barbs02.blogspot.com.au/
I posted it so anyone can use it.

Barb.

yq said...

Ed, you mentioned you had a PDF for the Singer 301? Is it the
Adjusters Manual for Singer Electric Sewing Machine 301.
If so, would I be able to download a copy?
thanks so much!

Dean said...

I need a service or repair manual for a singer 72w19 hem stitcher not the owners or parts manual. I've looked all over but can't find one. Can anyone help me? Dean

Anonymous said...

Was looking for a manual for a Seamstress sewing machine .Name Predom is also printed on her Could you help Many Thanks Mary

Ed Lamoureux said...

yq, I do have that manual. I would email to you, but you have chosen not to divulge your email address. You might try the Yahoo Vintage Singer Group file section. -Ed

Anonymous said...

Any manuals for Junker & Ruh sewing mashine, please?

Clodia said...

Thanks a lot!

Squelch said...

Hi,
Firstly, I have found this to be great info many thanks,
Please has anyone got a link to/ got a copy of a service guide for a singer 328k and also a 411G
Many thanks in advance Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm looking for a manual for a 31-15 Singer Industrial Sewing Machine, any help would be greatly appreciated, my email address is tattooherb@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My quilter gave me a EA 605 Rex Baby Lock serger, but didn't have a manual.. Any help? Thanks in advance. Janis

Sukkhi said...

Hi,
I need as much information about Singer 6-16 as possible. This machine was designed for sewing buffing wheels. Thanks in advance.

Ed Lamoureux said...

Sukkhi, I cannot find any more information on the internet than you already have - a picture of the machine and the purpose it was designed for. I will look through my paper manuals when I get home but I don't think I have any for machines that old. -Ed

Ed Lamoureux said...

Anonymous, The U.S. Singer website does not list either 784 or 967. What country were they manufactured in? -Ed

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this info I have an electrical 15K could not find enough information to use it.I was able to find 2 booklets with the help I needed.
Thank you

Daniel in Denver said...

Ed,

Do you have an electronic version, or know of a source for a free download, of the service manual for a Singer model 101?

Thanks for your assistance.

Ed Lamoureux said...

Daniel, The only online 101 manual I know of is the instruction manual from Singer at http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/5ca5b5bf09dcfd3c76dc6d45f2a94ffa6bbd9e18.pdf -Ed

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Thank you for this information. The parts/adjustment manual for the 66/99/185 is just what I needed to check the oscillating hook timing.
Most grateful to you for the work you have obviously put into this site :) Roger.

Aaron said...

This is a great site. I am hoping someone can tell me where to find a Singer 191J manual. I am new to sewing and was given this machine for free, now I just need to learn how to use it. Thanks.

Ed Lamoureux said...

Here is a link to a free 191K manual, it should work for your 191J, also.
http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/191K_K2_K3.pdf

-Ed

c duncan said...

Thank you for this site (all and whomever responsible). I copied your singer 15-88 user manual as it appears to be a close match for our latest acquisition:a Singer 15C
treadle made in Brazil, cabinet and pedal made in Mexico. I have so far not found this item mentioned on the web but thought perhaps the data would be of interest to someone...
-c duncan

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. From Greece

Anonymous said...

Ed :Thank you for the link for the 191k, I was given a 191J and the information was very helpful

NZMum said...

My daughter has been given a Singer 3013. No manual. 1 foot 1 needle. Would you have the page that the accessories & feet are shown so we know what to look out for please? Also is there a service manual for this machine? Many thanks.

forever is not enough said...

Thank you VERY much! Today I was trying to use my old grandma's singer and it was impossible to make it work. That made me so sad, but I'll give it a try again and again 'till it works, and now with the instructions it'll be easier! I hope the words on them are not very difficult because my english is not very good, but I think I will never find de instructions in spanish, so let's make an effort so I can translate them. Thank you very much, again!

Ed Lamoureux said...

Some Spanish language manuals are available. If you tell me the model number of your machine, I will help you search. If you don't know model number, the serial number will help to identify. My gmail address is oldsewingmachines -Ed

Keith said...

Any assistance on instruction manual in Spanish for Singer 503 would be appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, thanks for the post :) am needing to find info on the singer 42-1 can anyone please advise. Thanks

Ed Lamoureux said...

The only thing I find is a parts list at http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPpartCharts/42-1_4_8.pdf
The machine looks like a 31-15 with a larger shuttle, bobbin, and bobbin case and wheel presser instead of a presser foot. Designed for sewing leather. -Ed

Samantha said...

I am in desperate need of an adjusters manual for the class 101 machine (101-2 to be exact) and google keeps bringing me here because of your image choice at the top. It got me so excited that I finally found it after I've been looking non stop for 2 weeks.

With that said, do you happen to have one after teasing us with the image?? My husband and I are completely stuck on what to do right now without one.

Thank you!

Ed Lamoureux said...

I have the first 20 pages of the 101 Adjuster's manual. The entire book used to be on the Smithsonian website and I downloaded 20 pages but when I went back to finish the job, the file was reduced to four pages (our tax dollars at work). My copy is in 20 individual files. If you tell me what you are having problems with and that is covered in the pages I have, I can email you a few pages. I also have a hard copy 201 service manual that I could scan a few pages of if the 201 is the same as the 101 where you are having issues. My gmail address is OldSewingMachines. -Ed

Rocky Reed said...

Thanks Awesome!!! I restore old furniture and was given a 625 from a friend. I hope it doesn't turn into a nightmare of a project to repair.

Anonymous said...

Ed, I have a 746 singer with a french manual. do you know where I can get an english copy?
Lee

Ed Lamoureux said...

I can't find a manual for a 746 but it looks very much like a 750. I would download the free 750 manual from singerco.com and see if it won't work for your 746. -Ed

Kelli Wright said...

hi I am trying to find a manual for a 591D305A Industrial singer sewing machine manual. Can anyone help please. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I need an illustration of how to insert the bobbin in my 206 K Industrial Singer. I can't get the vertical bobbin in its case in the proper direction. Have used it for years without an instruction manual, but can't get it seated right today.

Ed Lamoureux said...

There is a 319 manual at
http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/singer-319k-sewing-machine-manual.pdf
The 319k uses the same hook and bobbin configuration as your "industrial" 206k. -Ed

Lydia said...

Thanks so much! I just came across a 15D-88, but tha manual is in Hungarian! I am glad to know the Hungarian names for the machine parts if I need repairs, but I am very happy to have English reference material. You wrote the K in the model number means UK manufacture, I assume D in the model numbers refers to the German factory?
Thanks for you resources!

Charlene Botha said...

Hi Ed, Need an manuals for Singer Sewing Machine 237 and an Brother Vistamatic sewing machine.

Regards

Charlene from South Africa

Ed Lamoureux said...

I can't help with the Brother manual but for the Singer, go to www.singerco.com; select "Support and Resources"; select "Instruction Manuals"; enter "237" in the block and download your free manual from Singer. Ed

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the site and info.

Great to find the unique stuff