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Why is there no oil movement in bubble on top of machine?

My machine has oil to the HIGH line but there is no oil coming up to the clear bubble on the top of the machine... Is this okay? I'm afraid to use it..

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Use lilly white oil and oil flow will not show unless the machine has lots of rpms. tilt machine away from you and ck to see if the oil take up screen is clogged with thread debris. use should always oil hook with lits spray oil. u can take the two rubber knobs off the left side of machine and spray a little in each. oil will not drip out because u have a gasket at bottom.

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hi there
1 - are you sure you are used same oil for industerial sewing machine? this oil is light and clear.
2 - if your machine used not new you can chack oil pumb and all tube for oil mybe some dust insaid it try to clean by air gun.
3- the last resone there is gear insid oil pumb if damged change oil pumb.
with my best regards
ashraf abozid

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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hi there,
yes you are right, during you work with your machine you can see oil comming to clear bubble on the top. but this way when you use machine for firist time or you don't use machine for long time.
if need more information please email me.
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hi there
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with my best regards
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