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Do I need to oil machine?


Yes all sewing machines need to be oiled, but only use oil specifically formulated for sewing machines. Any sewing machine repair and sales business can supply the right oil.

Jul 10, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Where to oil your sewing machine


The rule of thumb about oiling your sewing machine is to put one drop of oil (sewing machine oil only, please!) wherever one metal part moves against another. Do that, and you won't go wrong. You can also look for the oil ports -- small holes in metal gears and housings--I've posted a good photo at www.robbiesews.blogspot.com--where you put one drop of sewing machine oil. Don't use oil on the gears themselves--use sewing machine grease instead.

Oil ports and places where metal moves against metal can be found in three locations: on the top of the machine, under the cover; on the bottom of the machine; and behind the access door (or panel) on the left side of the machine head.

Here's a generic sketch:
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Note: Please refer to your sewing machine manual to see if your machine is self-oiling. If it is, disregard this note--you do not oil those machines.


on Apr 13, 2010 | Rex RX-1804

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What about Oiling?


If you look at the Oiling Instructions in the owner's manual, it has a picture of where the oil should be applied. Only one or two drops!! It should probably be oiled frequently--about every 8 hours of sewing time. Pfaff probably sells a sewing machine oil for your machine. Just tell them your machine model and they should know what you need. Do NOT use 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or the old stinky brown stuff from grandma's sewing basket!

Feb 24, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Will not zigzag or decorative stitches. New to these newer plastic style machines Always used older steel machines. This was given to me my by my sister who used it very little. Could cam be broken?


Hmm, I'm wondering if it has been cleaned and oiled recently. Older mechanicals require frequent TLC. Consult your owner's manual for cleaning and maintenance instructions:

Is your sewing machine mechanical (ie, not computerized)??? CAUTION--if your machine is computerized, do NOT proceed with the following suggestions.

If it is mechanical, have you cleaned and oiled your machine recently? Most mechanical sewing machine failures are because they have not been adequately and routinely oiled, the old oil has solidified and frozen the mechanics. I recommend Bernina oil or liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube (or similar good quality sewing machine oil) for mechanical machines--do NOT use 3-in-1, cooking oil, WD-40, or the sewing machine oil from your grandmother's sewing basket. (I am not associated with any Bernina dealer.)

If it is in fact frozen, pick up a bottle of liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil at the hardware store. Oil one or two drops in every oil hole (see your manual) and also every place where metal rubs on metal. But DO NOT oil any plastic gears, rubber, or belts. If it is still stiff or frozen, direct a hot handheld hair dryer into the top and bottom mechanism of your machine. See if that loosens it up. You may have to repeat.

Once your machine is working again, place a drop or two of good sewing machine oil as directed above. Be sure to use a small brush to clean the lint and dirt out of your machine, especially around the feed dogs and bobbin area. (Caution: Compressed air will sometimes force the dirt and lint into areas that cannot be cleaned.) And continue to use good quality sewing machine oil to keep it running. Recommendation: every time you change a bobbin, after 8 hours of sewing, or every six months if it is not in regular use.

Dec 30, 2015 | Singer 6038 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Elna 6000 sewing machine


Consult your owner's manual and oil ONLY as instructed. Be sure to use good quality sewing machine oil as recommended (NOT old oil from your grandmother's sewing basket, 3-in-1 oil, WD40, or cooking oil).

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Apr 07, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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HOW TO TAKE APART 385.19233 SEWING MACHINE


Unplug sewing machine.
Tip machine gently back onto a towel and use a screw driver to remove screws on bottom plate.
If you wish to oil your machine, only oil moving parts with good quality sewing machine oil - no more then one drop. The gears can be greased with Singer lubricant. Of course, never use cooking oil or body oil to oil or grease machine as this can coagulate in the machine and damage it.I hope this helps.
Jimmy

Mar 03, 2012 | Kenmore 19233 Computerized Sewing Machine

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How and where to oil my 1780 white quilting machine.


You should contact a White sewing machine dealer. The manual does mention the machine needs regular cleaning and oiling, but provides no direction for oiling. Usually computerized machines are only oiled (one drop) on the race where the bobbin case rests. However, your dealer should be able to advise you.

Sep 29, 2009 | White Sewing 1780 Sewing Machine

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