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Thread: oiling a machine

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    We have bought many good sewing machines at garage sales for $1-$5 because people did not oil them. Some of them would not even turn. After oiling, they work like a charm. I guess I would do whatever it said to do on a computerized machine, although I would be tempted to oil.

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    I have a computerized Bernina & the only piece I put ONE DROP of oil on when I clean it before each new project is on the bobbin fly - the part of the machine that holds the bobbin & bobbin case. I'll bet that would take care of your klunking. If you don't want to oil anything (and I can understand your reluctance) you should take it in to be serviced. You may be doing it harm if you keep sewing on the "klunker"!

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    Whenever any of my machines start to make a clunking sound I put a drop of oil right on the little "hook" part of the shuttle race-->(that part that holds the bobbin case) That seems to fix the problem. I find I have to put a drop of oil there a lot more often then I have to oil the whole machine. It just hums after that.

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    I oil any spot that has a moving joint. or a hole, I buy grease in a tube for the big stuff on the bottom. My machines are all old, not sure I want one of those new fangled machines :twisted: :D :-o :shock: :?: :) :-) 8) :lol: :x :P :roll: :wink: :!: :? :) :D :-D :-o :-P ;) :wink: :P :roll: :lol: 8) :?: :!: :-) ;-) :shock: :)

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    I have a computerized Singer and it only asked for 1 drop of oil in 2 spots in the bobbin case. Is your needle dull? or too big for the fabric? I mnade a blouse from some cheap polyester not long ago and that poor machine sounded like I was beating it with a hammer, so the rest of that fabric hit the trash can.

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    HI, On my old Kenmore machines I used to oil all the moving parts. kept them clean and never had them in the shop. Then I got three computerized machines an was told never to oil them. However, my newest one is in the shop as we speak, (only a yr. old) and the dealer told me when I pick it up he will show me where I can put some oil on it occasionally. Wish I had the old Kenmore back. Live and learn. Gave it away and I don't think the lady ever used it. Marge

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    Well most Computerized machines don't need oiling But I have put just a drop of oil in the bobbin shuttle thing, But make sure you have cleaned every little place 2-3 times wouldn't hurt before oiling anything at all. I use a straw taped to my Vacumn Hose and suck all the threads and lint out of every little place. Never put any oil up where the computer is just where the machine is and if it's new I'd call the Dealer, if the cleaning and sweeping out doesn't work.BJ

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    Like Norah, I keep my eyes open for old machines and am usually able to clean them up and oil them - and have a beautifully running machine.

    I am an "oiler", too. I take the entire casing off my machine and oil any moving metal parts.

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    the manual for my machine (Brother XL3500) only says not to use oil in the bobbin case, so not too sure what parts I do need to oil. Tried using a link in another thread, but had no info on my machine.

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    Sorry, this is unrelated to the topic. BJ I love your avatar, that is too cute!

    I have heard that some people very sparingly oil their computerized machines but I know it says not to, if your dealer said you could sparingly, I'm sure he would know!

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