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    I need help from any featherweight 221 owners. I am now the proud owner of one and I have a question concerning lubricating the motor. The original manual says to use the lubricant when needed to keep the motor running smoothly. Now I read online that you should never lubricate the motor because it will sieze or stop. That you should leave it alone. I really don't know what to do. Singer still sells the little tubes. Why would they sell it if you are not supposed to use it? Please help, I don't want to ruin it.
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    Go to VINTAGE MACHINES here on the board. Lostin51 or Charlee will be able to help you.

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    Oil and lube grease (for the gears) are necessary for Featherweights and othe old, metal machines.

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    I think not oiling motors is meant for newer machines.

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    Many featherweights have a grease port nipple for the motor, I know my 1940 221 does. Check your owner's manual for correct placement of oil and grease/lube points. The manual makes it all clear.

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    That link from Billy isn't working. He said he thinks they aren't accepting any new members right now :(

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    I have had a Featherweight for several years. The BEST book that I have found tells you everything about the machine and tells you how to take it all apart and take care and replace any part that might be needed. The book is "The Featherweight 221 and I" by David McCallum. The book was published in 2004. At that time this was his website: www.featherweight221.com.

    You will love your baby ! Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewinSue
    I have had a Featherweight for several years. The BEST book that I have found tells you everything about the machine and tells you how to take it all apart and take care and replace any part that might be needed. The book is "The Featherweight 221 and I" by David McCallum. The book was published in 2004. At that time this was his website: www.featherweight221.com.

    You will love your baby ! Sue
    This is a fantastic book and worth it's weight in gold. Look up David McCallum on youtube and you will get an idea of what is in the book. He also sells a DVD.

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    thanks so much

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    Oil in certain places and grease for the motor.

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