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HOW TO OIL A SEWING MACHINE

THIS IS ONLY DONE WITH SEWING MACHINE OIL.
CLEAN ALL PARTS WITH QTIPS OR RAGS PRIOR TO PUTTING OIL ON.
1. OIL THE NEEDLE BAR AND PRESSURE FOOT BAR. ALSO, UNDER THE NEEDLE BAR IS THE COUNTERWEIGHT. IT NEEDS TO BE OILED.
2. TAKE OUT BOBBIN AND BOBBIN CASE. THERE IS A SMALL AREA UNDER THE BOBBIN CASE THAT IT SETS ON. IT LOOKS LIKE A RACE TRACK. CLEAN WITH QTIP AND THEN PUT ONE DROP OF OIL ON IT. PUT PARTS BACK IN PLACE.
3. REMOVE TOP. TURN HAND CRANK TO SEE WHERE METAL TO METAL PARTS ARE RUBBING. PUT OIL ON THOSE PARTS WHILE YOU ROTATE CRANK. THE PARTS THAT ARE PLASTIC: USE TRIFLOW. THIS IS AVAILABLE OVER THE INTERNET.
4. REPLACE TOP.
5. REMOVE BOTTOM:
6. CLEAN PARTS WITH RAGS AND QTIPS.
7. LIKE BEFORE OIL MOVING PARTS THAT ARE METAL AGAINST METAL.
8. THE PARTS THAT ARE PLASTIC: USE TRIFLOW. THIS IS AVAILABLE OVER THE INTERNET.
PARTS USUALLY PLASTIC: COGS ON TOP (MAKE THE ZIG ZAGS), GEARS.
IF CLEANING IS DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF THICK GREASE THEN CARBURETOR CLEANER WORKS VERY WELL.

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Why does the machine sound rough while stitching?


1. If you're capable remove the top, bottom and front panels.
2. Take an old rag and clean every part you can. Now, use a qtip to clean other difficult areas.
3. Rotate the hand wheel towards you and check for all moving metal parts that make contact with other metal areas. Oil these areas with sewing machine oil.
4. The front of the machine is where the needle bar and pressure foot bar is. Clean these areas and oil them.
5. Remove all of the parts where the bobbin sits. Clean them. There is the location where they sit on the machine called the race. Clean it and put one drop of oil on it. Put everything back together.
6. Adjust the bobbin.
Look at the figures and information to help you.

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Jul 22, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Elna 2130 runs slow and won't go to full speed?


1. Make sure the bobbin assembly is clear of all left over rags, threads, etc.
2. When you return the hook (sharp thing) it needs one drop of oil on the track. (track is what the hook rides on)
3. Take off the top and bottom lids. (Not too difficult)
4. While turning the hand wheel you will see parts moving. At areas that you see metal against metal movement. Place sewing machine oil on these areas. You may want to start by cleaning with a qtip first.
5. Make sure the needle arm (going up and down that is attached to the needle) gets oil. Also, put a small amount of oil on the pressure foot arm. (has a spring around it)
6. If it isn't still working as fast as you would like do the following.
7 Remove the plate that surrounds the hand wheel.
8. The rubber part that goes between the motor and the hand wheel may need to be replaced. (Not usually the problem) Just give a glance and see if it is in bad shape. If so then replace.
9. The motor and the hand wheel need to be aligned. Loosen the bolt that attaches the motor.
10. (Remove needle) Give the foot pedal some pressure and move the motor to a point where you hear the motor move the fastest and with very little resistance. This is where you will tighten the motor.
11. Put your machine back together.

Jul 10, 2015 | Elna Sewing Machines

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How to add oil?


1. Remove the top and bottom covers (one at a time).
2. Try to clean moving areas with a qtip and old rags first.
3. Parts that are moving together (steel against steel) apply sewing machine oil.
4. The plastic gears use silicon spray.
5. The needle arm and pressure foot arm clean and apply oil.
RULE: Moving parts against each other need oil.

May 08, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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how do i oil cub 3


1. The needle arm(rod attached to needle) and pressure foot arm. Use sewing machine oil.
2. Remove top. Use QTIP and rag to clean parts. Use silicon grease on gears and all metal against metal. Replace top.
3. Remove bottom. Use QTIP and rag to clean parts. Use silicon grease on gears and all metal against metal. Replace bottom.
4. Built up, old grease: Use carburator cleaner.

Feb 24, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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how to oil singer model 413 sewing machine?


The best way that you can do this is to observe moving parts starting from the left; the needle arm and pressure arm. Then take off the top and watch the moving parts and oil the moving parts. Do the same underneath the machine. The main thing to remember is to make sure parts that are rubbing against each other have been oiled. There are many parts rotating so ensure the bearings are oiled. While you are doing this it is a good idea to clean the parts with a rag and qtips.

Feb 16, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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