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    Old 09-16-2012, 05:50 PM
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    Default Where do I put the oil in my 99K?

    I have no idea where to put the oil. I bought some Singer sewing machine oil and that's as far as I got. I ordered a replacement bulb also. She's very quiet. I have a retreat Sept. 27-30 and I think I'm going to take her. Her case isn't in great condition, but she is. I had her tuned up and thought they would have put in a new bulb. I think I need a new belt as this one seems kind of dry. Is that something I could put on myself? Or should I take her in and have them put it on her? I wouldn't mind paying $10 for them to do it.
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    Old 09-16-2012, 06:28 PM
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    I know there is a manual online at the Singer website. I have one for my 99, and there is a diagram for the oil and where to put the grease for the motor...no oil in the motor, only grease...There are holes in the top. I read somewhere that if there is a hole that is not threaded...meaning it's not for a screw...put oil in there. There are maybe 3-4 in the top, two in the base, the bobbin winder, one by the hand wheel, underneath, just oil everything that moves, metal against metal. Let it soak in, wipe off the excess, move the hand wheel as you go to work it in. If you can't find anything, send me a message and I can copy the page from the manual.

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    Old 09-17-2012, 08:08 AM
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    You can do all of the maintenance yourself, including replacing the belt. It is very easy to do. If the belt was not replaced when it was tuned up, then the technician may have felt it was not needed. The technician should have also oiled and greased the motor. By all means, if you do not have a manual, follow Barb's advice and download a manual. That is the best part of owning a vintage sewing machine, you can do the maintenance yourself.
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    Old 09-17-2012, 06:15 PM
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    Hi Jeanne, the short answer is you put oil in every hole in the top of the machine, and anywhere on the underside or behind the faceplate where two pieces of metal are rubbing together. If you're not sure what I mean, read this:


    Although the machine in the tutorial is a different model than yours, it doesn't matter; the principles are the same.

    I know the entry might seem like a lot to read, but once you do, you'll never have to refer to a manual again to know how to oil your machine. It becomes like cooking your favorite dish, you just automatically know what to do.

    hope that helps,
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    Old 09-18-2012, 11:37 AM
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    For my 150s Singer -15 Clone I just oiled everything that moves on the machine. I put grease on the shaft that turns the wheel. don;t get oil on the belt. Sew-Classic and partsonline has most any part you will need.
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    Old 09-19-2012, 08:19 AM
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    Thank you all so much. I found a bunch of holes and bought some Singer oil. I ordered a can with a tall thin top to put the oil in and am waiting for that before I start oiling. What kind of grease would I use on the motor? I am going to go to Sew-Classic and partsonline and check those sites out. I don't have anything but the foot that's on it and I think the bobbins I bought for it are too big. I have some sewing machine needles, also, but that's it. I would like to have more for it. I do have a manual that someone downloaded and bound. I will read it now, too. I learned how to thread it. I am having trouble threading the bobbin. The thread won't go where it's suppose to. So, I will work on that. Thanks again.
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