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Thread: Pfaff 130 - I have a sticking problem

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    I have been using Singer oil on it. I will try to find some Tri-Flow. Thanks.
    ~G~

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    Grant,

    Tri-Flow oil is to Singer oil as Singer oil is to a generic all purpose oil. It is that much better.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Grant,

    Tri-Flow oil is to Singer oil as Singer oil is to a generic all purpose oil. It is that much better.

    Joe
    I am a certified sewing machine mechanic, and I agree with Joe about the Tri-Flow. I was meching a machine yesterday and used Tri-Flow on it.

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    Grant,
    Be real careful you don't get any of that Tri-Flow on your skin, it gets in your blood, then you will want to fix/oil everything in sight - can openers, the treadle base, the knee controller on the sewing table, the button holer, the juicer, the thingy that holds the hatch back on the car up...
    - not to worry it is safe.
    Last edited by miriam; 01-16-2013 at 10:42 PM.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Grant,
    Be real careful you don't get any of that Tri-Flow on your skin, it gets in your blood, then you will want to fix/oil everything in sight - can openers, the treadle base, the knee controller on the sewing table, the button holer, the juicer, the thingy that holds the hatch back on the car up...
    - not to worry it is safe.
    Joe and Cricket thank you. I looked yesterday at a store near my house but they did not have it. I am on a hunt for it now. I am going out tonight to a place that has a bike shop near by and will see if they have it there. Fingers crossed.
    Miriam, I already have the sewing Machine thing in my blood. It sounds like what ever I have would feed on Tri-Flow like Popeye feeds on Spinach, and make it worse. I'll be careful not to drink it, inject it or put any in my next batch of Brownies.
    ~G~

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    Grant,

    If you can't find it locally, don't forget about Sew-Classic.

    Joe

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    Got any locks that freeze in the winter? I haven't tried it myself, but I'm told Tri-Flow will stop that problem.

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    Good news, and thank you to everyone that helped me with my Sticking Problem. I am happy to say that it is fixed. I was at an Estate Sale this past weekend and guess what I found there? Yup, a new can of Tri-Flow oil in an aerosol can. I think I paid about 50 cents for it and it was new (SCORE!). But I digress. It just took a couple of squirts and spins on the handwheel and it is no longer hanging up and it is not sticking any more. I have seen Tri-Flow recommended so many times here on QB but I was skeptical. I am a true believer now. I will still use Singer oil for maintaining machines and I will use the Tri-Flow for the stubborn jobs like this one.
    Miriam, Wintersewer, Joe, and Cricket, thank you all so much for your interest and help. I really do appreciate it. I really do. Just so you all know, this poor machine was almost relegated to being a parts machine. Now it will be fixed, in a new home and back to sewing again.
    ~Grant~

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    My Pfaff is moving better now, too thanks to Tri-Flow!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    My Pfaff is moving better now, too thanks to Tri-Flow!
    Miriam, We sound like a commercial for Tri-Flow.
    ~G~

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