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Machine makes noise from the turn wheel, as if it needs oiling

My machine is making a sort of unsmooth noise and it sound like its from where the balance wheel. What can be done about it - is there a belt in there that could need changing

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Since I don't know what type of machine you have many things are possible and the covers will need to come off to locate the problem. Its unlikely a belt would need replaced but very likely the part that keeps tension on the belt could be gummed up and need cleaning and oil. This will cause noise and the feeling of smoothness if its froze or stiff and won't turn or roll with the belt.
Also the shaft where the handwheel is attached could need a good cleaning and a little oil. Having the machine serviced would be the answer.

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