This is my first post. I have been reading the Vintage Sewing Machine thread in this forum, I only have about 1200 pages left. Ha.
My mother gave me a black FW and a 301 recently. I have fallen in love with my vintage machines, and I can't wait to get more.
My FW manual says to lube the motor. My mom bought the machine from a Singer repairman. He works on all her machines and apparently does a good job. She asked him about the grease and he told her that the motor did not need it. I did a search on this and see this subject has come up before. It seems people here support lubing the motor, which is what I am thinking should be correct, if that is how it was originally designed.
I don't understand why he and others suggest the motors don't need the lube. Does anyone know if it can harm the motor? Why do he and some other repairmen say not to do it?