Question about Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Do not run ok

How i lubricate my machine

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Brother Master
  • 1,388 Answers

Oiling is not a universal cure-all for sewing or any other machines, if you could be a little more specific about the symptoms of your problem we will be much more able to help.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My featherweight 221 white machine seems to be running slow

Lubricate the motor and the gearbox on the underside . Unplug and cycle the sewing arm manually spreading the lubricant feel for the sewing arm to release from being hard to operate. Put it all back together. Plug the unit in and practice sewing arm movement on a piece of scrap material. Run it forwards and backwards if adequately lubricated it should free up of the excess traction on arm movement.

Nov 09, 2017 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

"Lower feed dogs. OK?" message.

Modern machines do not need much oiling. Perhaps you have over lubricated.

Feb 18, 2016 | PfaFF Creative 7570

1 Answer

Routine lubrication

Some sewing Machines w/computer is equipped with a
LM (low mass) hook system which requires no
lubrication. But...
HINT*** If however you do lubricate any parts, always
run the sewing computer immediately afterwards
on scrap material to avoid soiling your work!!!

Apr 11, 2015 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

How to take apart a signer 7430 model

You can remove screws bottom plate, however, unless you are mechanically inclined, I would take in for service. Lay machine back on soft cloth or old towel. Don't lose screws! Oil moving parts one drop good quality sewing machine only and use Singrr lubricant on gears. If you don't have oil or lubricant, you can blow hair dryer 1-2 minutes and put plate back on. Never oil or lubricate plastic parts! One drop oil on shuttle hook, Run scrap to distrubute oil before sewing on project fabric ! Jimmy

Apr 03, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Baby lock slows down to 0 after sewing a few inches

have you checked make sure it's plugged into the wall outlet good?
make sure the power & foot pedal are connected correctly to the machine?
2.does the motor smell in any way?
when was the last time it was serviced?

Feb 08, 2012 | Baby Lock Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I have a model #9120. It's sewing perfect stitches, but it started running very slowly. I cleaned all the lint out under the bobbin, but its still running slowly. What else can I do? My manual says...

Hello, if the manual say not to oil it then don't, some machines parts are soaked in the oil & the more the machine is used when the parts get hot the oil come out of the parts & lubricates them

if the machine is running slow, it could be the motor going out, power cord or foot pedal,
when was the last time it was serviced? they need servicing at least once a year

Sep 13, 2011 | Euro-Pro Sewing Machines

1 Answer

My viking 6030 sewing machine is so hard t get going it's nearly impossible. Bobbin fills ok just the needle moving parts are very stiff. I can't figure out how to get inside the head at the front to...

Try spraying WD40 on the moving parts to see if it frees up...If it does free up, then lubricate it with sewing machine oil. The WD40 is a cleaner not a geed lubricant. Normally the problem will be where the top shaft goes thru the machine casting at the handwheel

May 04, 2010 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

The handwheel on my embroidery machine is hard to turn and the motor is seems to be working hard to make the needle move.

Most sewing machines use metal to metal bushings in all the moving parts so without lubrication they will freeze up. Take the case off the unit which should only require removing some screws. Using light machine oil such as 3-in-One and lubricate all moving parts. Wipe up any excess. This should be done at least once a year. Your unit should now work ok. Let me know if you need anymore help.


Thanks for using FixYa

Feb 28, 2010 | Brother Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Elna 5000 machine running rough. Had it cleaned and lubricated but machine is still runs rough. They told me about a kit that contains bushing and bearings and other rubber parts. Can I get the kit...

Hi! One of my favorite resources for parts is Guy at You'll need to email or call him to let him know what you need.

I also found parts for Elna 5000s at If you don't see what you need on their list, you can email them and ask about it.

You can also talk to Guy or the folks at sewingpartsonline about what would be involved with doing it yourself. Shouldn't be too hard.

Let me know if this works, ok?

Happy Sewing!

Feb 12, 2010 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Janome SD-2014 sewing machine dogs fails to operate in reverse

The grease has hardened and that is what makes it not work. You need to remove the spring and clean all the old grease off it. You can put new grease on if you want but it isn't necessary. The machine should be lubricated with a good quality sewing machine oil(not 3 in 1). You need to oil any place that moves and rubs, This includes the ends of each shaft, the needle bar and the cinnecting links that drive the needle bar. Nothing is permanently lubricated.. you'll find this machine will run much smoother and quieter with fresh lubrication.As a matter of fact, if you use the machine a lot, it should be lubricated once a year and never less thanonce every 5 years.
One more thing. If it is on the main shaft that it has hardened you can spray it with a mixture of fantastic, water and some ammonia. Free it up and give it a light shot of oil.

May 02, 2009 | Sewing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine Logo

Related Topics:

39 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1133 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

484 Answers

Are you a Brother Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides