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« on: April 06, 2010 08:46:38 PM »

The last time I used my sewing machine was maybe 6 months ago. I cleaned the dust out and oiled it, and haven't used it since then. And I wonder should I oil it now, before using it again, or the previous oiling is enough for now?

I'm afraid that too much machine oil would stain the fabric.

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010 04:37:11 AM »

Turn the hand wheel and see if everything is moving freely.  If it feels good, it's probably fine.  If the machine  acts, sounds or feel dry- then a drop or two of oil at the bearing and oiling points  would be the next step.


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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010 03:14:18 PM »

Thank you for the reply, Jenny.

I sewed a little today to see if the machine is running smoothly. Everything looked and felt fine, so I'll let the oiling for later.

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