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Please do not oil anything with WD40, it is an alcohol based cleaner hense why it's flammable. No where on the container will it say anything about lubricating, it will merely dry out your machine. We use it, but only to clean metal parts... we then clean it off and let it evaporate for a day before applying oil.

There are two key points I suggest customers can do themselves to help lengthen the life of their machine. One is your hook and the other is the needle bar...
Hook - Open your bobbin door, removee the bobbin case/bobbin. On the upper left corner there is a small latch, push in the latch and your shuttle race ring will fall down forward. You can now remove your stainless steel hook. You need to keep this hook clean and the lip it fits back into clean and void of lint and debris. On the back of this hook or the "lip" that the hook fits back into apply a small amount of hook/sewing machine oil.
Needle Bar - Open up your head cover, the needle and needle bar clamp is attached to a long stainless steel rod that travels vertically inside your head. All sewing machines have a needle bar that looks like this. This bar travels thru two brackets attached to the frame of the machine. Rotate your handwheel and clean the needle bar well of debris. Rotate the handwheel so that the needlebar is in it's highest point and apply a small amount of oil to the upper and lower bracket of the frame, rotate the handwheel so the needlebar slides back down and therefore lubricating it and the inside of the brackets.
Hook oil or sewing machine oil is relatively inexpensive from all quilt, sewing machine, repair shops. Be sure to take your machine in a minimum of every three years for proper cleaning and lubricating of all the other parts (This is of course for average home sewing machine use 8hours a week)

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Help.....I'm not an accomplished seamstress but have done my share of sewing....."in my earlier years".....in my 702 now. My problem is.....I have a Bernenia 801....great machine, never had problem one.....but haven't used it more than 2-3 times during the past 7-8 years....no maintenance service during that time as well.......Problem:......recently I was sewing a long seam...speeey like.....it began to sound a little like my bobbin was jumping.....getting a little louder every little bit....about the time I decided it must be something serious the maching just....stopped.....totally stopped.......Now I know nothing broke, I'm positive the bearings were just completely dried out from lack of use and maintenance.....Again, my many years of experience know nothing broke.....so what can we do to fully lubricate the machine and possibly work it free......I live in a little remote boonietown in SW KS and tho there is a dealer/serviceman in Dodge City I've been warned NOT to let him touch my machine....Several friends tell horror stories about his "repairs".....This leaves me having to take my machine clear to Wichita for repair........4 hours away, and we don't make trips very easy and definitely not often to Wichita......Help, any and all infor will be appreciated.

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You can oil any two metal parts that move togeather or through each other. Do not oil bearings and do not oil gears. Do not use 3 in 1 oil or WD-40. Use regular sewing machine oil.
801's were made from 1979 - 1982. The way Bernina dated these on the machine is by the serial number. Your number would probably start with a 0 or a 1. 1970 is a 0, 1971 is 01, 1980 is 1, 1981 is 11, 1990 is 2, 1991 is 21 etc. etc.
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There are two key points I suggest customers can do themselves to help lengthen the life of their machine. One is your hook and the other is the needle bar...
Hook - Open your bobbin door, removee the bobbin case/bobbin. On the upper left corner there is a small latch, push in the latch and your shuttle race ring will fall down forward. You can now remove your stainless steel hook. You need to keep this hook clean and the lip it fits back into clean and void of lint and debris. On the back of this hook or the "lip" that the hook fits back into apply a small amount of hook/sewing machine oil.
Needle Bar - Open up your head cover, the needle and needle bar clamp is attached to a long stainless steel rod that travels vertically inside your head. All sewing machines have a needle bar that looks like this. This bar travels thru two brackets attached to the frame of the machine. Rotate your handwheel and clean the needle bar well of debris. Rotate the handwheel so that the needlebar is in it's highest point and apply a small amount of oil to the upper and lower bracket of the frame, rotate the handwheel so the needlebar slides back down and therefore lubricating it and the inside of the brackets.
Hook oil or sewing machine oil is relatively inexpensive from all quilt, sewing machine, repair shops. Be sure to take your machine in a minimum of every three years for proper cleaning and lubricating of all the other parts (This is of course for average home sewing machine use 8hours a week)

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