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Machine needs oil. oil all moving parts and wind handwheel by hand for a while to work oil in. if this does not solve problem see a tech for a full service.


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Oops. Previous question not detailed enough. Where do I oil my PenCrest sewing machine?

PenCrest is an older mechanical machine. The following may be helpful, even if your machine is not sluggish or stalling, it still needs frequent lube to keep it working smoothly and prevent damage to the motor.

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I removed the hand wheel cover on my Bernina 1001 because the wheel was too tight and now I cant get it to do, wind bobbin. Help

With the wheel on you will have a 3 pronged washer, make sure that the screw on the stop motion wheel is unscrewed all the way, put the stop motion wheel back on ans tighten it hand tight only, tighten the screw in the stop motion and see if the stop motion frees off and then tightens again so the machine will work, if it does not take the stop motion wheel of again and move the 3 pronged washer in a different position and put the stop motion wheel back on again

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I have an Elnita 250 there is a problem with the wheel, when turning it it does not operate the needle up and down?

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On these machines, the shaft UNDER the centering wheel fits into a bushing, and this is what normally rotates. The wheel is fixed to the shaft. Penetrating oil needs to be placed UNDER the centering wheel but above the bushing. We solved this problem on two machines by saturating dental floss (the kind used to clean braces) with penetrating oil. Insert the floss UNDER the plastic wheel around the shaft, with the two ends sticking out the slot for the centering wheel. Then cycle the floss in and out of the area around the shaft. Let it soak and repeat. It takes some time, but it worked, and did not require disassembly of the machine. Greased Lightning also was used. Kithen grippers help with rotating the wheel.

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