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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.

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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.

Robbie

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: maintenance of Athena 2000 (Singer), specifically,

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4731/preventive-sewing-machine-maintenance
http://esostarikaknitfo.blogspot.com/2007/05/how-to-clean-your-sewing-machine-101.html
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

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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

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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.

http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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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

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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.

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