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Squeeky machine I have a Singer 9410 Heavy Duty School machine. I have had it for several years, and it sews great most of the time. I have been doing a lot of sewing lately, and it has begun to squeek. It sounds like it needs to be oiled. Could you tell me how & where to oil this machine?

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I looked at the basic manual for your machine here: (type the model number in the manual search box) and it doesn't show exactly where to oil. If you can get a small can of light oil with a fine spout (like 3 in 1 or similar) then just put a tiny drop of oil on each pivot and spindle. You should be able to see where there was once oil before. Use only a tiny amount or it will make a mess.

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