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You may download a copy of the manual at
Lubrication instructions are on page 82.

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Instruction Manual for Bernina 801 - need instructions for oiling the Bernina 801

Hi Jim&Bev, The link below in a 23 page user manual for a Bernina 801 Sewing Machine, I hope this helps.......CHEERS..
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Need to know where to oil parts in my oldie but goodie Kenmore! Do not have manual. Where can I download a free manual for this model?

If it's an oldie (mechanical), then you can probably remove the top, slowly hand-rotate the handwheel and apply a couple drops of fresh, good quality sewing machine oil every place that metal rubs on metal. Do Not oil plastic, cams, or belts! You may see oil ports (little holes located near joints) where you can apply oil.

Then access the bottom part of the machine and do the same there. Be sure to oil the feed dog mechanism. Apply a drop of oil to the outside of the shuttle.

Move the dials and levers and oil those mechanisms too.

Be sure to run some scrap fabric through the machine in case there is excess oil.

If things are a little sluggish, direct heated air from a handheld hair dryer into the internal mechanics (top & bottom).

Cleaning and oiling your machine frequently will keep it (and you) happy and healthy!


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Where can I download a free service and/or parts manual for my unidentified machine?

Service manuals are sometimes difficult to find as the manufacturer intended only technicians would have access to them. Sears, however, carries manuals and parts diagrams for many Kenmore machines. However, they may not be free.

Sounds like your machine has suffered from some neglect over time and has seized from lack of oil (possibly the wrong type of oil). Even though you have oiled it, the old oil has most likely dried out in place preventing the parts from moving freely. Pick up a bottle of liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil from the local hardware or bike shop. While slowly hand-rotating the handwheel, apply a couple drops of oil every place that metal rubs on metal (including the selector dials & levers, feed dog mechanism, etc.). Do not oil plastic parts, cams, or belts.

Then, direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the internal mechanics of the machine (be careful because the metal will get hot and can burn your fingers). It may taken multiple applications of alternating oil and hairdryer. This method has worked well for many frozen older machines. Just requires patience and elbow grease (or rather Tri-flow :^O ).


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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.


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I inhereted a bernina ferreit in cabinet need instruction manual

I believe you probably have a Bernina Favorit. A Favorit is an early mechanical Bernina sewing machine and, to Bernina vintage lovers, is a keeper. Favorits are the flat-bed version, not the free-arm version, but is a wonderful machine nonetheless. If you search the internet using:

Brand +
Model +
the word "Manual"

(ie Bernina 640 Manual)

you might have some luck finding a manual.

Or, you can join the Yahoo BerninaThirtySomethings group
Yahoo Groups, where older manuals are available in the Files section. In addition, you will have access to a wonderful resource of Bernina users/lovers including conversations on using, maintaining, repairing, and assorted other advice about your older Bernina.

The first thing you should probably do is pick up a good quality sewing machine oil (Bernina oil for CB Hook is recommended--however, never use 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or the old oil can that you might find in the machine's accessory box). Consult the owner's manual in the Maintenance section to clean and oil your machine. If the machine has not been used in several years, the motor may sound like it is straining to move the mechanical parts. Most likely, the old oil has dried out and is sticking things together. Do not force the motor to move things without first cleaning and oiling the machine.

Remove the top cover and swing open the cover on the left side where the lightbulb is located. Gently hand rotate the handwheel and while watching the moving metal parts, apply ONLY one-two drops of oil every place that metal rubs against metal. (Sometimes the oil ports are marked with red paint as a guide, but some machines are not marked.) Use only 1-2 drops at a time. Do NOT over-oil as too much oil can be as damaging as no oil. Gently move all the levers and dials and oil those moving parts as well. Do NOT oil the white plastic gears, the belt, or the large round metal cams (which your machine may or may not have). Then, tilt your machine back and remove the bobbin & bobbincase and with a soft brush, remove any lint, dust. Then while hand-rotating the handwheel and moving the levers and knobs, apply oil to the moving parts under the machine. The feed dogs are usually a problem so be sure to test the feed dog knob. If anything seems to be sticky, resistant to movement, you can also direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the interior mechanism to help loosen things. Be sure to place a drop of oil on the bobbin hook in the bobbin area (the manual should show this).

If there is anything that is still sticky, then a few more drops of oil and the handheld hairdryer should be employed until things are moving well again.

A Bernina is a great machine for the sewing enthusiast, but only if it is maintained and cared for regularly. Cleaning and oiling should be performed approximately every 8-12 hours of constant sewing, or every time a bobbin is emptied, or at least every six months if not in frequent use.


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You won't get free copies I am afraid, only oil all the parts you can see or get to and use a very fine oil or wd40

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I think it's time to oil your machine.
Your user manual will indicate the points to oil on page 41.
If you don't have a manual you can download one free from the Singer site.
Just type in w2380 and click on search.
On the next page click on free download!
Remeber to use special sewing machine oil which is clear, not just any old oil!

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