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I forgot my manual in Michigan and I wanted to oil machine. Not sure if I should oil it or how. Thanks

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The main places you should oil are the needle bar the presser foot bar and the hook area under the machine hope this helps

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How do i oil my 3********** machine

Follow the instructions in your owner's manual. If it is a computerized machine, it should be oiled only as instructed.

Be sure to use fresh good quality sewing machine oil recommended in the manual.

If it is a mechanical machine, the instructions in the manual are the minimum oiling. Older mechanical machines will sometimes need a couple drops of oil every place that metal rubs against metal. Do NOT oil belts, synthetic parts, cams. AND do NOT over oil unless you want to be wiping up excess oil! A drop of oil on the hook/shuttle every 8 hours of use. Thorough oiling as described above, every 40 hours of use. If in storage or not in frequent use, every six months.


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How do I fix......White 1510. Sewed 2 straight lines, no issues. Now needle won't come down. I checked the stop motion knob, seems what?

Is your White a mechanical machine (NOT computerized)? If so, it may need a good cleaning and oiling.

If your machine is a mechanical, be sure that you are cleaning and oiling on a regular basis. If not, the old oil turns to goo and sticks things together.

Use ONLY fresh good quality sewing machine oil (not 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or the old oil from grandma's sewing basket). Follow the instructions in the manual. If you want to do a thorough job, open the top and free arm cover. Slowly hand rotate the handwheel and apply 1-2 drops of oil every place that metal rubs on metal. Do NOT oil rubber, plastic parts, or belts. Don't forget the moving parts in the bobbin area and the needlebar since that's where you are having problems. Be sure to apply a drop on the shuttle race every time you begin a new project. Oiling according to the instruction manual should be done every 40 hours of sewing time. If in storage, oil every six months. I try to do a complete oiling of my machine (as explained above) every six months to keep it operating well.

To help loosen it up, you can direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the internal mechanics of the machine. Alternate the heat with oil until the machine is working smoothly again.


Dec 13, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Lost instruction book. Where can I download one? Which parts do I oil? Thanks!

Search the internet for:

Manufacturer + Model + the word "Manual"

Once you get a manual, there will be instructions of where and how to oil it. Be sure you use FRESH good quality oil available for your machine (not 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or the smelly stuff from Grandma's sewing basket). Apply only 1-2 drops of oil in each spot indicated in the manual.


Dec 06, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I want to oil my machine but only have a photocopy of the owners manual which appears to show 4 spots to oil the machine. My machine has 5 places on the top to add oil. Can you advise?

so add oil to only those spots that the owners manual tells you to oil,you owners manual is all about your machine,follow it,just because there are extra holes doesnt mean they go to something

Jul 07, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Do i need to oil my singer confidence sewing machine? And if I do, where do I oil it? Thanks

I too am wondering the same thing, nowhere in the manual does it say anything about oiling it but you have to somewhere other than the bobbin race. Strange they forgot to put this in the manual

Feb 05, 2011 | Singer Confidence 7463 Computerized Sewing...

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Where to oil? thanks

Look at all the holes on the outside of the machine-oil the ones without threads in them. I've tried oiling the works inside the machine, but that ends up making a greasy mess. Be sure to clean out old oil and lint regularly-it's amazing how much lint can build up, especially with certain threads. And, you definitely don't want nasty old oil transferring to your quilt! Check the platform under the machine-excess oil can drip down there, causing ucky problems. A well oiled, but clean, machine is a happy machine!

Jan 11, 2011 | Juki TL-98Q

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Where does the oil go in my Juki DDL-5550n-7 sewing machine? I lost the manual and I don't want to buy a new one just for this one thing. Thanks.

hi there
here's the type of oil u need for juki lockstitch machine
( juki Defrix oil No.1 ) you cand found in your local market if NO u can buy light oil white color for industerial sewing machine
best regards
ashraf abozid

Aug 17, 2010 | Juki MO-644D Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Oil a 7442 sewing machine

Hi. Your manual will tell you where to oil your machine, or if it's self-oiling (in which case you don't oil it). If you've lost your manual, check with; they have your manual. I wrote a small tip on oiling your machine, too.

Be sure to use good sewing machine oil in your machine. You can get it at any fabric store or order it online. One of my favorite online stores for sewing supplies is Nancy's Notions (

Whether or not your machine is self-oiling, be sure to keep the lint cleaned out of the bobbin area. You can use a small brush (even a little paint brush works nicely) and just brush all the bits of lint out. A good habit to get into is to brush all the lint out when you go to put your machine away after each use.

Since you're new to sewing, here's a couple more things that are good to know:

Use good quality thread. Protect your thread supplies from dust and sunlight. Old or cheap thread breaks easily and gives off more lint.

Use a new needle with each project you sew and make sure you use the right size needle and thread for what you're sewing. I wrote a quick guide about which needle to use with what fabric.

Most problems you experience with your machine can be solved by rethreading your machine or changing the needle.

Happy Sewing!


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Merritt Singer 3130 Sewing Machine never used

yes this is simple, you can find the manual on the internet, but i forgot the site. I can email you the file if you would like. my email is

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