Singer
Mechanical Sewing Machine

Model #417 401 TYPE HOOK Singer 401-type hook sewing machine

Here are the diagrams and repair parts for Singer 417-401-TYPE-HOOK 401-type hook sewing machine, as well as links to manuals and error code tables, if available.


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Cover Plate

#29

Hook area Diagram

Cover plate

Part #172956

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Tension Dial

#61

Covers Diagram

Tension dial

Part #174400-656

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Spring

#36

Covers Diagram

Spring

Part #163637

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Bed Cushion

#8

Covers Diagram

Bed cushion

Part #174124

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Sewing Machine Thumb Screw

#40

Arm shift and head end Diagram

Sewing machine thumb screw

Part #354135-452

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Fd Fk Conn

#32

Alpha feed Diagram

Fd fk conn

Part #511016

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Stud

#36

Alpha feed Diagram

Stud

Part #511057

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Sewing Machine Bobbin

#12A

Hook area Diagram

Sewing machine bobbin

Part #172336

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Tension Assembly

#48

Covers Diagram

Tension assembly

Part #172820-656

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Spool Pin

#23

Covers Diagram

Spool pin

Part #172908

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Symptoms common to all sewing machines

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Main causes: power supply failure, bad power cord, faulty On/Off switch
Main causes: faulty foot pedal, locked drive gears, wiring failure, bad drive motor
Main causes: dirty shuttle race, improper thread routing, incorrect thread tension
Main causes: lack of lubrication, lint buildup, worn drive belt, faulty drive motor
Main causes: dirty shuttle race, wrong thread tension, bad needle timing, damaged needle, using the wrong type of needle
Main causes: machine needs lubrication, internal gear failure
Main causes: problems with the feed dogs, setting stitch length to 0
Main causes: disengaged clutch, broken drive belt, internal drive gear failure
Main causes: thread bunched up in the shuttle race, bad needle timing, internal drive gear failures

Repair guides common to all sewing machines

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your sewing machine.

April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a sewing machine on/off switch

If the sewing machine is completely dead, replace the On/Off switch using these 6 steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a sewing machine drive motor

If the drive motor on your sewing machine runs roughly or doesn't run at all, you can replace it in about 30 minutes using these simple steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a sewing machine drive belt

You can replace a broken sewing machine drive belt in about 15 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

Articles and videos common to all sewing machines

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your sewing machine.

January 18, 2016

How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

April 1, 2015

Sewing machine common questions

By Sears PartsDirect staff

These answers to common questions can help you make the most of your sewing machine.