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Oiling sewing machine

I haven't touched my sewing machine in 8 years. I can't find the manual and can't remember how to oil it. any help?

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Re: Oiling sewing machine

Sorry couldn't find a free manual - check here though, they are only $10; although they dont have the exact manual for your model, the oiling instructions should be the same for all the 385 models. it is a good site - you can contact them direct for more info and you might get lucky; These guys are also worth a try; They claim to offer a manual for your exact model, but the picture shows a generic manual which they say will offer the same info Hope this helps, good luck, please post again if you need more help :)

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