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You can only use sewing machine oil on a sewing machine

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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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Boppin Housing


User manual here:
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1180_2263%28eng_spa_fre%29.pdf

Bonus oiling instructions here:
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1213_oiling-2263.pdf

Aug 01, 2012 | Singer 2263 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How often should it be oiled?


sewing machine oil is a very light oil so it does not hang around very long. if you are a heavy user of the machine it is best to oil it every month or so. if when it is stored for a long period it should be oil then too. there are one or 2 bits that need some light greasing too. some 3-1 oil is good for the job and do all the moving parts lightly and not too much oil as it will mark your clothes. hope this helps.

May 02, 2011 | Janome Jem Silver 662 Mechanical Sewing...

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The black housing where the bobbin sits keeps coming out in y Singer 988 model sewing machine. Please help


If you have the manual for your machine, check the cleaning/maintenance section to see how to clean around the bobbin. Your machine probably has some method to allow you to release the housing for cleaning, and reengage the housing for sewing. Make sure it is reengaged.
Hope this helps.

Apr 01, 2011 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Bernina 180 Bobbin Case Housing Loose


The housing you are pointing out is the rotary hook asm. This is suppose to have a little clearance there, the clearance allows for the lower thread to come up. In order to make the machine run smoother in that area, is to put a drop of the benina only oil

Apr 27, 2010 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Trying to figure out where to oil my old White 265 machine. the manual only talks about how to oil the bobbin shuttle.


Hi. The rule of thumb is to put one drop (just one drop, that's all it takes) of sewing machine oil wherever two pieces of metal move against each other. You can also look for the oil ports(see tip on where to look for oil ports and for a photo, see www.robbiesews.blogspot.com). Your machine may also have small oil holes in the sewing machine housing, so put one drop of sewing machine oil in each of those.

Please use only sewing machine oil to oil your machine.

Hope this helps!

Robbie

Apr 13, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Feed Dogs, Thread Tangle


Hi Jeanette! You have a Singer Featherweight--the best sewing machine ever made! (Mine dates from 1950/51 and I wouldn't trade it for the world.) These beautiful, sturdy machines were designed to be easily repairable at home, but you'll need a copy of the Service Manual (get the Instruction manual too, if you don't have one.) Go to www.singer-featherweight.com and check out what they have available.

I had a similar problem (needle thread not catching the bobbin thread) and the problem was that I hadn't put the needle in correctly (flat side to the left). Also, I will occasionally get thread wrapped around the bobbin housing--sewing along just great and then everything comes to a screeching halt. I'm not sure why that happens, but I'm getting pretty good at taking the bobbin housing apart. The manual is pretty clear on how to do it. You can contact me direct at robbie1949@comcast.net for more information.

Thanks!

Robbie

Oct 27, 2007 | Sewing Machines

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