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I've oiled the area where the needle area is on my Singer 1725, but the motor end is making sounds. I absolutely refuse to pay for a professional to oil that part because the money they want I could purchase another machine...so is there any complications with me taking out the screws to get to the motor to oil parts?

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  • gobyers Oct 14, 2010

    Thanks, but I have the manual and of course it doesn't talk about the motor end. I guess they expect you to take it in. I'm trying to avoid $60-70 from a local place here in town that said "there's much that must be done" and made it sound so complicated. Bull...is what I say. So I will unscrew those screws I see from the backside and hope I can put it all back. With that much money, I might as well get a new one, which I hate to do. But Joann Fabric is having a sale of $99 on the model that replaces this one.

  • gobyers Oct 14, 2010

    It at least gave me confidence in thinking I can do it myself. Ha.

  • gobyers Oct 14, 2010

    Greg,
    Thanks for the addition info. From one Greg to another (ha) ...I appreciate the extra comments. I was just afraid that I'd get it apart and then have problems putting it all back together. But, I do know that the sounds I'm hearing are coming from the back end below where the bobbin winder is located. Why in hell didn't they fix the machine so that you could add oil to that end without all the fuss? Maybe so people would pay that kind of money I mentioned..right?
    Take care and again...thanks

    Gregg
    p.s. The manual is very little help and only talks about oiling around the needle area and bobbin area.

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I looked at Singer's site.PRACTICALLY ANY OTHER ITEM YOU CAN THINK OF WILL GIVE YOU A FREE OWNER'S MANUAL DOWNLOAD EXCEPT SINGER.Anyhow,I tried to research your model because I oil my wife's all the time and do the proper maintenance and I think I know what you are asking.Screws in the back to remove the cover?That should be no problem,they are just a little tricky to put back in but after a couple times of doing it you can learn little tricks to make it go easier.If you have the manual to show you where to oil,please let me know,otherwise i can do my best to describe it as is not too bad.I'll just tell anyways I guess.The rod that slides up and down which has the needle at the end needs a couple of drops above and below the separator and it helps a little to slightly wipe it,just to spread the oil,not to clean it or remove the oil.Separate the bobbin insert.The outside part of it needs a couple of drops on the INSIDE section of it.It helps to buy canned computer air to blow out the lint.DO NOT MOUTH BLOW PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.If that helps,please let me know.If you have any questions,just comment back here and i will get an autolink to your post.Also,be as descriptive as possible.All this technology,and we still basically pass along stuff in a method similar to morse code.lol.Also,if you have the owner's manual and have a question about a diagram,you could scan it or digital pic it or cell pic/text it to my email as I have done it alot.Good luck! Greg

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  • Greg McCarthy Oct 14, 2010

    I apologize for chewing your ear some more but i would like to know how you made out.
    gmccarthy 86 hot mail (Plz put fix in subject line...too much spam,high filters used)I hope you at least figured out the motor end part which seemed to be your main concern.Without being able to hear it,it is a tough call.Even if it does need a new part,if you can get a new one for $99,that's an easy decision.Jo Ann's is great but they have downsized soooo much.New warranty too.Do you know what the canned air is that I am talking about?It probably costs no more than $5 USD and 1 bottle has lasted me years.I clean inside the computer,sewing machine,and TV's.Also, a little advice.Oil,airspray,and inspect your machine inside probably at least 3 times a year,whether used or not.Handcrank the needle up and down a couple times when you do.The handcranking doesn't sound like much,but after you do it a couple times,if somethng such as a gear affects it's normal motion,it will be very noticeable then.If you do buy the new one,briefly go through the new manual to familiarize yourself with things like that,spots recommended for oil,troubleshooting tips,since you know sewing machines just kind of read through a few of the more common troubleshooting problems you have seen in the past and perhaps read just the problems part of the rest of them so that if it does go wrong,it is a fairly quick reference as to what you know you can find and/or expect.Then go back through it and read the sections which you feel will be important for usage and maintenance thoroughly.And i guess that's about it.That's basically what I do with any new gadget I purchase just from over the years,you find out alot of stuff which you may never even realize.It usually takes maybe a half hour or less and pays for itself in TYLENOL...lol.Greg

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