Where to oil Singer fashion model 1036
Consult your owner's manual and oil according to the instructions. Use only fresh oil recommended by the manufacturer and apply 1-2 drops each place specified in the manual. Over-oiling or oiling in the wrong place can damage the machine.
You can find an owner's manual here:
Page 57 states that the machine does not require oiling, but based on it's age, I'll bet it could use some oil. With older mechanical machines, I generally recommend using ONLY fresh good quality sewing machine oil. (BTW, the top of your machine should open.) Then I hand rotate the handwheel slowly toward yourself, watch where metal rubs on metal and apply 1-2 drops of oil. If you can find oil ports, they could probably use a drop or two also. Do NOT oil plastic gears, cams or belts. Be sure to oil the moving parts inside the free arm too. And, move the selectors/levers, watch where they move and apply 1-2 drops (just avoid the plastic parts). A common oiling point on most machines, including the newer computerized versions, remove the bobbin shuttle, apply a drop to the outer edge of the shuttle and lightly spread it around the edge.
FWIW, I did read somewhere that the plastic gears and belt tend to be the weak points on these machines (which is common for a lot of machines from this period) and that it could be an expensive repair.
Hope this helps.
Jan 20, 2016 |
Singer Sewing Machines