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Thread: Do ALL sewing need to be oiled?

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    I have a Brother CS 8060,nowhere in the manual does it say to oil.I have had it about 5 years,would'nt it have quit by now,LOL

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    I meant sewing machines

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    My Pfaff doesn't need oil except for around the bobbin holding area. Just keeps that part smooth.

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    Yes all machines require oil. Look in the center of your bobbin case..is there a small white wick? If there is just put a drop or two of oil on it. Make sure it is sewing machine oil, nothing else will work right. Other areas may need oiling, you will want to check with your local repairman.

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    look in your manual to sew where it shows you to oil!

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    Alot of the newer machines are only checked/oiled when you take them in to be serviced. They are sealed some how, and you can't get to the areas yourself like the older models.

    I would check your manual to see what the manufacturer suggests on this, to keep your warranty intact.

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    no instructions where to oil,,only said don't oil bobbin shuttle

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    thanks a lot,i went to a online brother site and asked the question,,they asked how much i would pay for the answere ,lol

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    Mine has no instructions to oil it.

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    My Brother is completely sealed- I couldn't oil it if I wanted to, since it would mean dismantling it. But frankly, I love the Juki in part because I can see all the mechanics and even though she drinks oil like a drunken sailor drinks rum, she runs better than the sealed Brother on its best day.

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    Many new machines have silicone embedded in the moving parts. As the machine runs the parts get lubricated. Oil will be collecting dust and lint if put on these parts. Only metal moving parts should be oiled. If you can find the repair manual (not the user manual) for your brand of machine it would be worth having.

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    you guys are great,,i'm going back to my sewing now.

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    No not all machines need oil, nor should they be oiled . My Brother CS6000i got oiled by the repair shop and when I called Brother to talk to them about the machine STILL not working correctly after the "repair" and told them about the oiling, they told ne to send it back to Brother so they can clean it our for me as they should not be oiled and definitely not the way the repair place did it :hunf:

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    I have a brother 270 d and there are no oiling instructions in the manual. I talked to my local repair guy who said not to oil it as its gears are plastic and don't require oil. They have also told me not to oil it at brother when I called.

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    Nope, not all machines. My Viking does not need/want oil and it's 21 years old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    My Pfaff doesn't need oil except for around the bobbin holding area. Just keeps that part smooth.
    Ditto for my Elna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    My Pfaff doesn't need oil except for around the bobbin holding area. Just keeps that part smooth.
    Yeah, my old Pfaff too, just in the bobbin race occasionally.

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    I've been told by the dealer Not to oil my Janome 6600. I've used it heavily for five years with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy N
    Yes all machines require oil. Look in the center of your bobbin case..is there a small white wick? If there is just put a drop or two of oil on it. Make sure it is sewing machine oil, nothing else will work right. Other areas may need oiling, you will want to check with your local repairman.
    I beg to differ. Everyone should please refer to their owner's manual. My Singer 1030 manual specifically states "Do Not Oil" as the gears are encased and don't need to be oiled. I have had this machine since the '79 and it is a workhorse and has never had a drop of oil added to it, so please don't make a blanket statement like that.

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    i have a brother .it has ball berings .and needs no oil


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    Not all machines need to be oiled.

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    Brother (the company) said not to oil mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckers wife
    I have a Brother CS 8060,nowhere in the manual does it say to oil.I have had it about 5 years,would'nt it have quit by now,LOL
    my brother 270D says NOT to oil....completely sealed

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    My elna doesn't use oil.

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    My Viking does not need oil, either. It is a sealed unit and oiling is not required. There is even a warning against oiling it in the manual. One of the reasons I chose the Viking.

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