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Mar 24, 2012 14:30:00   #
Hello, I have a question about where to find parts for my singer 700. I don't even know what these disks are all. Mine are old and they feel like bees wax. Are they suppose to feel that way? I took pictures below. They are the brown disks.

Mar 24, 2012 14:50:55   #
KateWood (a regular here)
Check ebay for singer knitting machine everything listed will come up...
Mar 24, 2012 16:04:33   #
I don't know what it is called though
Mar 25, 2012 06:48:34   #
the instruction book should have a list of all the parts and what they are called. I hope you have one . Good luck.
Mar 25, 2012 07:06:31   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
The Singer 700 is called Knitmaster over here. Knimaster still make machines under the name of Silver Reed. The parts should be rubber usually black. A dealer should have these, ask for the rubber discs for the sinker plate and they should know what you want.
Mar 25, 2012 08:46:57   #
Thank you so much, Sue! It will be helpful knowing the name of the part. Thank you so much. It is strange that Singer goes under so many names. It will also be nice knowing it is the same as a knit master. Now on kp when they say they have a knitmaster I will know it is like mine. You were very helpful.
Mar 25, 2012 08:49:39   #
They definately need replacing.
This looks like what you need, but write him a note to ask if they are for the SInger. Here is another place that says it is for SIngers
Mar 25, 2012 11:56:40   #
NogginKnits wrote:
Hello, I have a question about where to find parts for my singer 700. I don't even know what these disks are all. Mine are old and they feel like bees wax. Are they suppose to feel that way? I took pictures below. They are the brown disks.

Any Silver Reed/ Studio/ Singer Dealer will have these in stock
Mar 25, 2012 11:59:28   #
chickkie (a regular here)
You are looking for a round rubber disk, not tuck brushes. The tuck brushes are at the other end of the carriage and yours look like they are still in pretty good shape.

I have a parts manual for a bulky machine and the part is just called round rubber disk there.
Mar 25, 2012 12:05:20   #
chickkie (a regular here)
This is a good site for Knitting Machine parts, and they are very knowledgeable
Mar 25, 2012 12:16:48   #
I have a list of some in the US and a few in Canada, maybe one of them is near you.
Mar 25, 2012 15:18:41   #
Thanks for this link! I am new to mk, haven't received my machine yet! Maybe this will help me!

Mar 25, 2012 19:15:11   #
Thank you for all the links. I bookmarked them all. Who knows when i may needs some parts sometimes.
Mar 25, 2012 19:45:44   #
Thank you for these sites. They are very helpful.
Mar 25, 2012 21:38:40   #
Chickkie, I found my part and it only cost $1.50!!! Woo Hoo
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