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    Old 07-30-2016, 06:42 AM
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    Default Oiling a Singer model 9015

    Question. I have a Singer model 9015 from 1995. Haven't used it in at least ten years. My regular machine is in the shop and I pulled this out to use.

    No where in the instruction book is any info about oiling or not oiling.

    It runs smooth, but after sitting for so long without any attention what is the best course of action?

    I know I can have have it taken for service but all I need to know is if this machine needs to be oiled and where the oiling spots are if any, yes or no.

    I am doubtful it needs oiling or it would say so in the instr., right?

    But it also doesn't say "not to oil it" So I am confused.

    I looked on line to no avail, just general oiling of older models.

    Can anyone out there help me?

    I truly appreciate any help.

    peace to all.

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    Old 07-30-2016, 07:28 AM
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    Amazing that they didn't put in the manual whether or not to oil. I searched online and found several instances where people were asking the same question you are, all saying that they had been told that the machine did not need oiling, but questioning whether that was really the case. Since your machine is running smoothly (which is indeed remarkable for a machine that hasn't been used in so long) I would clean it and then not worry about oiling. You should also be able to call a Singer repair place and verify that it doesn't need oil.
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    Old 07-30-2016, 08:00 AM
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    I have a Singer from the early 90s and it doesn't require any oiling-- enjoy
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    Old 07-30-2016, 08:07 AM
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    Does it have a drop in bobbin?? I thought those machines you can't oil but I could be wrong. Have you look on Google for any additional information?
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    ALL machines need to be oiled/lubed in certain places at some point in time. But - if your user manual has no oiling instructions in it, then it is meant to be checked when it's taken in for service. A service manual will show the oiling/lube points but those are often not available to the general public. A general rule of thumb is a drop of oil where metal moves on metal.
    As long as it's running nicely as you say, go ahead and use it. When you get your main machine back, you can take this one in for a service if you want to or think you might use it more often.

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    Old 07-30-2016, 11:09 AM
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    Thanks very much for the great information. She does have a drop in bobbin. I have been sewing and she works great. I will take her in after my main machine, sunshine, comes home.

    The shop called me today and let me know it needs a new electric board, not the master board, yippee! He also said the knobs for the stitch length and zig zag are worn out. He did a wonderful job giving her an good going over.

    Cost about $350.00 so it figures to be $17.50 per year. not bad for 20 years of no issues.

    Thanks again for the good advice.

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