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Thread: Tutorial showing how to work on a Singer motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine- View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine- View Post

    Here's a photo:
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    Is felt supposed to be in the grease ports of a Singer motor? My grease ports are solidly packed with felt! I thought they were for grease? Aren't felt packed ports made for oil?
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    Yes,.. they're called "grease wicks", they're supposed to "wick" the grease down to the bearings slowly.
    http://vssmb.blogspot.ca/2011/12/how...r-part-10.html

    I did find that in my 15-90, they weren't doing their job though... how do yours look?

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    I looked at the link you included but its not the same motor as the motor i show in the photo I included. Look at post #13, I have grease ports not grease caps.

    Are grease ports supposed to have felt in them? They are so narrow I can't see they would even work.

    I'm tempted to take them out. Its the first time I've ever seen felt in there before. They seem fine other than appearing to have never touched grease before, they're still fluffy like felt, nothing like they should look for a 64 yr old machine.
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    I'd say they're not doing their job then. They should look nasty like the ones in the link I gave you to Rain's site.

    What you describe sounds like the ones I found in the 15-90. That one, the motor smelled "wrong" and it ran too slowly. I decided to check the grease wicks to see if the motor was being greased enough, and found fluffy white wicks, with a crusted over "lid" at the top of the grease tube.

    I greased under, to lube the motor immediately, then a little around the wicks, and stuffed the top full after reassembly. Took a few minutes, but the motor sped right up and I think it runs as fast and as strong as the 15-91 now and that nasty smell is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine- View Post
    I looked at the link you included but its not the same motor as the motor i show in the photo I included. Look at post #13, I have grease ports not grease caps.
    Which motor are you working on? Probably the 66 motor, right? BRS, other? Let me know, I'll look it up on my parts diagram,.. the principle is the same though.

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    I have several of those motors with the grease ports on top. None of them have felt inside that I know of. You are supposed to fill them with the lube from the tube. I'd think the felt would block the lube. I'm wondering if someone put that in thinking they could use oil in them then?

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    It's a replacement motor on a 201-3 made in Canada. The motor says its from NJ.
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    Yes, I'm thinking they don't belong in there. How on earth they got them in there is beyond me! It's coming out a few fluffs at a time. It's definitely felt, with not a bit of grease in there.

    I have the wiring almost finished and then I'll plug her in to see how it runs.

    I made a tiny little cork screw and it's coming right out. Whew!
    Last edited by Christine-; 08-02-2012 at 12:50 PM.
    Warning! If someone comes to your door telling you they are from the government and they're checking to see how bad the ticks are in your area, and then tell you to take off your clothes and dance around so they can check for ticks.... DON'T DO IT!!! This is a scam! They just want to see you naked! I wish someone had told me this yesterday, I feel so stupid.
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