Question about Singer Featherweight 140Q

Open Question

Oiling for the Singer 140Q

There seems to be no mention of where to oil the machine in the owners manual. Or even any mention that lubricating is part of regular maintenance but it sure sounds like it needs some.

Posted by on

5 Suggested Answers

  • 255 Answers

SOURCE: Is it safe to use WD40 oil to lubricate my singer

Hi. No, don't use WD40 oil to lubricate your Singer. Use sewing machine oil--it's a whole different breed of animal than WD40 and won't hurt your machine. You can easily find sewing machine oil at Jo-ann's, Hancock's, or any other local fabric and/or craft store. It's not expensive, but repairing the insides of a machine gummed up from WD40 IS!

Good luck and let me know how this works.


Posted on Jan 11, 2010

  • 33 Answers

SOURCE: maintenance of Athena 2000 (Singer), specifically,
These might give you an idea on cleaning and oiling your machine - I also use my vaccum cleaner sometimes- but very carefully.
Always use sewing machine oil - singer brand is good. - If you have pipe cleaners they are good to use on hard to reach places.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

  • 2501 Answers

SOURCE: Is it safe to use WD40 oil to lubricate my singer

Use sewing machine oil but be sparing with oil, as it can collect dust and clog the machine.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

  • 1116 Answers

SOURCE: I need the oiling instructions for a Singer 9410 sewing machine

You can get a free download from Singer. The maintenance section should have the information you are looking for.

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

  • 980 Answers

SOURCE: Where do I oil this machine?

You can only oil modern machines on the moving parts that you can see.

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

6 Answers

Parts Diagram For Needle Shaft.

send ur exact model and brand name ..will get ur schematic diagram soon

Sep 20, 2008 | New Home L-373 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

How do you oil the singer xl.1000

You should never oil a computerized (electronic) sewing machine. You do need to clean the lint from it at intervals. Singer has the instruction manual available on their support site: . The direct link to the manual is . See page 113 (114 of the PDF) for the cleaning information.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(I have used mechanical sewing machines which need regular oiling and greasing. The computerized systems are pre-lubricated at the factory and that lubrication should last the machine's lifetime.)

Mar 02, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I need an Users manual for a Singer 140Q Sewing machine

Go to this site check the manuals they offer. The only problem is that sewing machine manuals for free are hard to come by online.

Sep 29, 2011 | Singer Featherweight 140Q

2 Answers

HI! I am looking for a free wonsload of the Service Manual for Singer 221. can anyone help? thank you

Go to and under customer support, instruction manual, enter 221 and download a free one.

Feb 27, 2011 | Singer Featherweight 140Q

1 Answer

Where and how do i oil?

Well, whatever one does, Do not use 3 in 1 oil. Eventually it hardens and freezes the machine. If there is no mention of lubrication in this machine's manual, don't oil it. With anything. Many of the newer machines are made with sintered bronze bearings and other user non-reachable surfaces, and putting additional oil on them will cause trouble.

If you ever do have to oil a machine, use sewing machine oil, which is a thin, clear,mineral oil; $2 should get you nearly a lifetime supply at a fabric store or sewing machine shop.

If you'd like to learn more about care and feeding of sewing machines, look for John Giordano's Sewing Machine Guide, Taunton Press.

Below is a download link for a manual, any lubrication advice is contained within.

Dec 13, 2010 | Singer 2263 Mechanical Sewing Machine

2 Answers

Machine No. K1831(256) No.28 how do you set up the stop motion wheel to wind bobbins. It either winds bobbins whilst sewing or just free wheels. I think there must be a way of adjusting this action....

Oct 26, 2008 | Singer 7462 Mechanical Sewing Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Singer Featherweight 140Q Logo

Related Topics:

47 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Singer Sewing Machines Experts

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4946 Answers

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers


Level 1 Expert

41 Answers

Are you a Singer Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides