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Certainly all machines need oiling except for bearings that have their own impregnated oil. Any two parts that are metal (not plastic or nylon) and move togeather need oil. Gears need grease, vaseline works ok. The needlebar and takeup lever and everything under the cover on the upper left. Also below the hook on bottom. This will require removing covers. Its more than likely it needs a good cleaning also or there could be thread caught up in a tight spot where two parts move togeather.
Just a drop or two though as too much will just collect more lint or dirt etc and cause more issues.

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