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Thread: Singer 301 question

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    Singer 301 question

    Do you need to lubricate the motor on the 301 like you do the Featherweight's?
    In my quilt lab!

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    Yes, there is a single port on the bottom of the motor under the removable cover.

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    Thanks Tom, would you be able to show me a picture of where it is??
    thanks in advance
    what should I use?
    In my quilt lab!

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    Here is a photo from my manual.
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    There is a pdf of the manual on the singer site here: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...d14d6145d0.pdf which says no lubrication necessary. I lube mine with Petroleum Jelly since Singer no longer makes the original motor lube. The consensus seems to be that Singer quit recommending lubrication once they stopped making it and started building in obsolescence into the machines. I personally lube both of my 301s and have for the 30 years since I inherited them and they are still running strong.

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    Thanks so much!
    so, I need to remove the bottom cover to get to where I need to oil it?
    I wasn't sure where it was
    In my quilt lab!

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    yep.. no oil though. Original Singer motor lube or Petroleum Jelly only. Otherwise you will damage the motor.

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Size:  318.2 KBI assume you are taking the top off and oiling and lubing the ports and gears there, too. I oil after every quilt and lube every 6 months.

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    Thanks for the info!
    Born to Quilt, Forced to work. Retired and quilting!

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    Nova Montgomery has a special motor lube available. She uses it on FW but it is also good for all old singer motors and gears.

    Ethel

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    Quote Originally Posted by NopahDesertRat View Post
    Nova Montgomery has a special motor lube available. She uses it on FW but it is also good for all old singer motors and gears.

    Ethel
    Why spend the money? PJ works, no matter what others say, and it was actually recommended by at least one other manufacturer.

    Cari

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    Does vaseline work with the wicks? If Nova Montgomery grease wicks just the right amount of oil to the motor axle I will order a tube.

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    Petroleum Jelly works great with the wicks. I have used it for 25+ years with great results.

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    OK, a dumb question. How do you get the pj in, do you have to buy a tube? Are you able to clean out the old stuff?

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