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None. Why do you think you need lube?

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Pfaff 1497 nesting ive tried the tensions. My machine been lying around for about 4 years, not touched. help....

If your machine is a mechanical machine, it probably could use a good clean and lube to help it move smoothly.

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

As for the nesting issue:
Install a brand new needle.
Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Test the stitch and adjust the tension until the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Squeaking and want to know how I can fix it please

most likely it is either the belt or one or more of the wheels the drum rides on. a belt stretches as it ages and can start to make noise as it slips on the drum or motor pulley. wheels/bearing also can make noise as they wear. another possibility is the tensioner that takes up the slack on the belt. if the dryer is 5+ years old or older, i personally would replace all the wheels(4) and the belt and lube the tensioner and have it all set for many more years. wheels are about $40 on eBay and the belt is about $10. other good sites for getting the correct oem parts are the cheapest but always good parts and good return policy) or prices/oem parts)

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Change drive belt

Setting the belt tension on the 707-708-717 machines with the old rubber "Continental" belts:
1. Make sure that the hand-wheel spins freely on the main-shaft bushing stub when the release knob is loosened.
2. Assuming that you are using the original 441mm "Continental" rubber v-belts, the setting is made by means of loosening a 5mm Allen socket cap screw at the base of the step pulley support.
NOTE: The hand-wheel, stepped pulley, and motor pulley v-grooves must be clean. This is to say, that they cannot have any particulate or threads wrapped around the grooves.
4. The pulley will be automatically pre-tensioned to a 7 o'clock position by means of a spring to maintain the stepped pulley position. By pulling the belt toward this 7 o'clock position, the pulley tension can be adjusted and then tightened by means of the fixing screw.
5. It is important to know that both the upper and lower belt tensions can be independently adjusted so as to allow the hand-wheel to spin freely for bobbin winding without having the hand-wheel drive the machine. This is done by adjusting the step pulley support + or - radially, near the 7 o'clock position.
If the hand-wheel drives the machine with the upper belt loosened, then either the belt is too tight or the hand-wheel bushing and main-shaft stub need cleaning and lubrication.
Note: Lubrication was once the standard factory procedure with a class 68 oil, but experience dictates a dry lubrication with graphite. Silicone lubes are not recommended.
6. Do not over-tighten the 5mm Allen fixing screw as the 5mm threaded frame boss can be broken off.
Adjusting with the original Polyurethane v-belts on models 807-801-810-817-811 machines:
1. Follow the same procedure as mentioned but allow the step pulley's positioning spring provide the belt tension. Nothing more is required here.
NOTE: Sometimes these belts and pulleys get oily thus allowing much slippage. A simple cleaning of the belts and pulleys with mineral spirits can solve this problem.
After-market belts:
NOTE: One can find after market belts that serves to drive these machines but not without some problems as they are usually wider belts and don't fit the pulleys well. In this case some adjustment will be necessary.
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Sorry, but the description does not indicate what type of machine you are looking to purchase.

Assuming it is a trealmill? Not all machines use belts which need to be lubed any more. AFG (Advanced Fitness Group) uses a belt deck combo which is pre-impregnated with lube for the estimated life of the belt. Landice does not suggest any lube for their standard home use treamills but does make Slip Coat if an additional application were needed.

Traditionally, you loosen the tension on the rear roller so you can access the laminated deck, on which the belt slides on top of. Specific to each brand or model of belt, you will apply either a wax or silicone lubricant. They are usually supplied in a single "dose" or application volume. Apply the lubricant to the deck, retension the belt and start the machine at a slow pace to evenly distribute the lube.

If you were referencing an ellitical, most manufacturers just want the track or beam to remain clean. Cleaning with a light solvent with usually remove any built up. I have found White Lightning (make) Clean Ride (model) wax based lubricant can resolve any noise a good cleaning cannot fix.

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How to put serpentine belt back on

There should be a label under the hood that shows the pattern and You Tube has lots of videos by brand and year that show the actual process. Process if done correctly is to hold the spring loaded auto belt tension unit back (mine you just insert the head of a 3/8 ratchet and pull it back, move the belt into position and back the tension off, smooth on belt to smooth on pulley and grooved part of belt to groved parts on the other pulley.

Try You Tube first and you will get the idea, easier with a second person to help, I recently did mine alone outside with a temperature of 14 degrees.

If the belt came off for no reason inspect the tension unit.

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The problem is: On the tension arm/wheel for the

Did you try it with the belt off? Unplug the machine. You could try some Penetrating oil to loosen it, (hardware or auto parts store) but it sounds like it has jammed or the bearing has seized. WD 40 is not as good. If you are able to free it, I'd then lube it with a high temperature bearing grease. (Auto wheel bearing grease) Auto parts stores have little squeeze tubes sitting on their counters. $3. Call Maytag tech support and ask them if they have special grease and clear the use of bearing grease. It should all be the same. Don't over lube and make a mess.. If lubrication doesn't free it up, replace it.

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My roger black treadmill keeps tripping the eletric

This could be a lubrication issue if this treadmill has never been serviced or worn belt/ deck. The last thing I am thinking about is if the unit is turned on with nobody on the unit and trips the the breaker then you have a shorted lower board.
1. Inspect belt and deck. The deck should be smooth. The belt should have a consistent feel from side to side (a belt can be worn out without any sensory signs of a problem). If you feel deep grooves in the deck or uneven wear on the underside of the belt, part replacement is necessary. Continued use of your treadmill may damage expensive electrical components. 2. To inspect the belt and deck visually or to clean underneath the belt before applying lubricant, the belt must have the tension reduced. Loosen the tension roller by following the instructions in your owner’s manual. Do not loosen the bolts in the tension roller too far or the bolts will come out of the roller shaft. This step may not be necessary for your treadmill model or belt and deck condition. 3. Contaminants are the worst enemy of your belt and deck. Some treadmills may have an excessive accumulation of dirt and contaminants. If these are trapped during the belt lube process, significant damage will occur. If contaminant removal is necessary, loosen the belt by following step 2, lay the treadmill on its’ side, and use a nylon brush to loosen contaminants that have accumulated on the inside of the belt. Clean the deck with mineral spirits in a well-ventilated area. Allow the deck to dry before lubing or tightening the belt.
4. Lift the belt and use approximately ½ of the tube by squeezing the lube in the walking area lengthwise. Move to the opposite side of the treadmill and repeat using the remainder of the lube. Use all of the contents of a single container during application. Do not put any lubricant on any surface with which your feet make contact. The lube will spread evenly in the next step. Do not perform this step by hand. The lube is usually not harmful to the skin but has the potential to permanently stain fabric. 5. Adjust belt tension and centering following your owner’s manual instructions if you have loosened the belt to clean. LOOSENING THE WALKING BELT IS NOT NECESSARY JUST TO APPLY THE LUBE. Start the treadmill at 2-3 mph and allow to run for 5 minutes without walking on the treadmill. Check centering carefully and adjust as needed following your owner’s manual instructions. Using your treadmill’s handrails and safety switch for safety and support, walk on the treadmill at 2-3 mph. CAUTION!!! BELT MAY HESISTATE. THIS CAN CREATE AN INJURY IF BELT IS NOT PROPERLY TENSIONED! Within 5 minutes the lube will be preliminarily walked in to the backing of the belt. Damage and/or injury may occur if the belt is not properly centered and tensioned by using your owner’s manual. 5. CAUTION: Do not run on the treadmill until your are certain the belt tension and centering is correct according to your owner’s manual specifications. Make certain that there are no friction.
Go on E-Bay you may purchase a kit or a single application all of them are a silicone base lubricant so don't worry about which is the best. The application will also determine if the visual inspection and cleaning did the job and if the breaker trips then you have a belt and deck issue.

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