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Thread: FROZEN NEEDLE BAR ON MY 99k

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    FROZEN NEEDLE BAR ON MY 99k

    I bought a singer 99K sewing machine at a auction this week end. The machine was in its original case. It looked like a mouse had made a nest in side the case at some time and the bottom part of the case will need to be completely redone. It looked like it might have been stored in the garage. But the paint on the machine is very nice. My problem is the needle bar won't move. I have already cleaned the bobbin area and oiled it. I have also took off the plate on the side where the needle bar goes into and cleaned and oiled all the areas there. I turned the machine upside down and oiled every moving joint there. I also oiled up into the area of the fly wheel. Then I let it set all night. But still it is frozen. I used sewing machine oil to do the oiling. Would appreciate any ideas on what to do next. Thanks.

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    Penetrating oil such as Liquid Wrench, heat from a hair drier, "gentle" tapping to vibrate the bar so the penetrating oil can get between the bar and housing. And patience. Rust is a pain in the butt and with mice in the mix that could be it.

    Joe

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    Thanks for the information. With my dear Husbands help. We now have it running.

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