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Rattle in the movement of my Riccar 807

I have a Riccar 807 super-stretch machine which rattles. I think it needs re-oiling and a service. Which type of oil and where can I get it in the Bordeaux, France region ?

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Even though the machine was bought 30 years ago, we overcame the problem by lubricating all the moving parts indicated in the manual with a silicone lubricant. We would have used a recognised sewing machine thin oil; but living deep in the French countryside, we didn't have access to an outlet and we had a deadline to meet for the work we were doing.

It now seems to be silent and smooth-running. The problem only arose when my wife changed her choice of settings from one of the ones she regularly uses to one that she had never used before. Thank you

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