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Remove the screws on the top cover.

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Where do I put the oil on my Necchi Model # U229014?

On the top of machine and top of bed are tiny holes for oil. Use a teflon or sewing machine oil. Tiny drop will do. Some machines need no oil at all.

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How do I oil 8 stitch Kenmore sewing machine

LIft the top off the machine. There usually are two screws to loosen and the top cover will come off. There are oil ports by the moving parts. You will see small holes where a drop of oil should be put in. Then, wipe clean, close and tilt the machine back of show the bottom moving parts. Also, find the moving parts and a drop of oil on all ports to be oiled. Wipe clean and your machine should be oiled efficiently. Make sure the machine running parts are metal.

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What kind of oil do I use for a bernina 830 record electronic

I agree with Tally Girl in using a good quality, preferably clear, light machine oil. Do NOT use 3-in-one or cooking oil as both will become "varnished" over time leading to a gummed up machine. I have been repairing both commercial ad domestic sewing machines for 45 years.

Jan 30, 2015 | Bernina Activa 130

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No oil movement in bubble on top of machine

ead the needle raise the presser ft and stomp the power foot down, now check the bubble when the machine is running full tilt. when the machine is running slow you will not see the oil flow. also ck the screen on the oil uptake under machine for dirt.

May 10, 2014 | Juki DDL-8700

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

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.

May 10, 2014 | Juki DDL-8700

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How do you oil a Brother xr7700?

On the base of the machine , and on the top, there should be holes that look they should be screw holes. Those are where you oil your machine.

May 02, 2014 | Brother XR7700

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What kind of oil do use on my Janome DC3018 sewing machine? How often should this be done? The thread bunches up under the plate and the bobom Please answer ASAP. My email address is

Hi. Use only sewing machine oil on your sewing machine. You can get it at Jo-ann's, Hancocks, or other fabric/quilting shops--or order it online. Try has an excellent website. NEVER use WD-40 or 3-n-1 oil.

How often you need to oil your machine depends on how much you use it, but generally you'll need to do it for every 8 to 10 hours sewing time.

Check your manual for your machine's oiling ports, but the general rule of thumb is one drop of oil every place metal moves against metal. Don't use oil on any gears you find--use sewing machine grease instead. You can get it wherever sewing machine oil is found.

The most likely reason your thread is bunching up under the fabric is because your top tension is too loose. Here's how to adjust it:

1. Use a different color thread in the top and in the bobbin.
2. Use good-quality thread and a size 12 needle.
3. Hold the tails of the threads out behind the machine as you start sewing. Let go after a few stitches.
4. Sew a few inches and check your stitch. With the different colors, it's easy to see the loose top thread.
5. Tighten the upper tension just a bit.
6. Repeat--recheck--repeat--recheck
7. The tension is right when you don't see any (or very little) of the bobbin thread on top and you don't see any (or see very little) top thread on the underside.

Hope this helps!


Aug 12, 2010 | Janome 2049LX Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My machine is squeaking when using it. Is there an oil hole to put oil into or where is the correct places to oil it?

There is nothing up top to oil on this machine. Don't oil anything up there. Its ok to take the side cover for the needle bar off and oil any two metal parts that move togeather. But just a drop. More can cause you bigger issues when it collects more dirt etc. In my experience when these machines don't get serviced regularily I find squeeking from belt tensioners and hook drive areas. These need to be taken apart and cleaned and oiled or greased. By a Certified Bernina Technician.
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Jun 24, 2010 | Bernina Virtuosa 150

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My old Kenmore sewing machine makes a loud squealing noise.

It sounds as if your machine needs a little oiling. If you have a clear machine oil (not 3 in 1). place a drop in the bobbin case area and if you will notice, you will see small holes on the bed and on the top of the machine. place a drop of oil into each of these holes. If you can take the top and bottom covers off, you can put a drop of oil every where you see a hole..some of the machines actually have the oil holes painted a red color. Also place a drop at the handwheel as well. Just remember when oiling, less is better. After oiling, run for a few minutes, if you feel it still needs a litte more, do the same, one drop at a time. After this, if you machine sets for a while, oil just before starting to sew, that way when you put the machine away the oil has been worked through and it should help prevent the squeaking when starting up again.

Mar 01, 2009 | Kenmore 15208 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Oiling Bernina Deco 330

Use only good quality clear sewing machine oil from your Bernina dealer--ask them which is the correct oil for your machine. The likely place to oil is in the hook area (see page 44 of the manual). Be sure to apply a drop or two every 8 hours of sewing time. If you know your machine, you may notice a change in sound when it needs lube. Oiling anywhere else could damage your machine.

Do NOT place lube in any holes (as previously suggested) in the bed or top of the machine. These are not oil ports. They are holes for fastening accessories to your machine, ie circular embroidery unit, binding units, seam guides, etc.

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