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Squealing from instrument panel

I posted an issue regarding squealing from my instrument panels, sure enough, I just got two that were the same. A couple of drops of singer oil (lite machine oil) in to panel, after taking it off and turning it upside down, and sure enough no more squeal. All the cogs just needed oiling.

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sewing machine doesn't turn easily

When you oil, be sure to slowly turn the handwheel and drop a couple drops every place that metal rubs against metal. Do this also with the selector levers and dials. You can also try directing heat from a handheld hairdryer into the internal mechanism to loosen up any old oil that may be causing the machine to seize.

Aug 25, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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My singer merrit 4525 sewing macine is making a squealing noise

Caveat! Oil only if your machine is mechanical. If it is computerized, follow the care instructions in the manual. The squealing could be a belt, May be best to take it for service if it continues.

Jan 25, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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how do I know the parts to be oiled in the singer mon ami deluxe sewing machine.My sewing machine has not been oiled in a very long time

Be sure to first remove any lint, dust bunnies, thread pieces from the machine (especially in the bobbin area, the feed dogs, and under the needleplate).

If it is an older mechanical machine (not computerized), open the machine as much as possible (top, side cover over needlebar, freearm, etc.). Then, using a fresh bottle of good quality sewing machine oil (or Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil from the hardware store), slowly hand rotate the handwheel toward you or gently rock the handwheel. While watching the moving parts, apply a couple drops of oil each place where metal rubs on metal. You may find oil ports where you can also apply a couple of drops (your manual may have information). Be sure to move the stitch selector dials and levers, including the feed dog mechanism. To help loosen things, you can apply heat from a handheld hairdryer.

Wipe up any excess oil and be sure to run the sewing machine on scrap fabric to avoid soiling your project fabric.

Be sure to apply a drop on the outside of the shuttle every eight hours of sewing. Thorough cleaning and oiling on a mechanical should be done about every 40 hours of sewing.


Jun 16, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How do you oil the singer xl.1000

please read the instruction menu for oiling area. a small plastic bottle singer oil can be purchased at joanne fabric shop or any department store carries fabric. if you can't find the menu booklet, a drop of oil should be enough on all moving mechanism. don't over do it. best way is move the pulley where the belt is attached. see the movement for all moving mechanism. then one drop oil should be enough. be sure clean out the dust in general are by using vaccum cleaner before lubricating the macjine. do not oil the belt, otherwise will lose friction and slip when sewning. hope this will help. bob

Mar 02, 2015 | Singer Quantum XL-1000 Computerized Sewing...

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