Cariivig for your sewing machine, Cleaning the machine, Caring for your machine – SINGER 717 Scholastic User Manual
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7. CARIIVIG FOR YOUR SEWING MACHINE
cleaning the machine
Your machine will serve you perfectly for many
years if you take a few moments of your time
to keep it clean. How often you will need to
clean the machine will depend on how often
you use It.
CAUTÍON: Before cleaning your machine, dis
connect power-line plug from electrical supply.
Remove lint or fluff from exposed parts. With a
soft cloth, clean:
• Tension discs, presser bar, and needle bar
* Take-up lever and thread guides
• Bobbin case (If there is a lot of lint in the
area, remove bobbin case for cleaning. See
page 40 for instructions.)
♦ Machine surface (If necessary, dampen the
cloth and use a mild soap.)
Open the face plate and clean area behind it
with a brush.
Remove throat plate as instructed on page 6
and, using a brush, clean the rotating hook
area under the throat plate and slide plate.
After cleaning, apply only SINGER* oil at
points indicated below. SINGER oil is sped“
ally prepared and does not contain harmiul
deposits that can interfere with the smooth
action of precision parts.
Approximately once every year, remove top
and bottom covers as instructed on page 39,
and clean and lubricate all moving or rotating
machine connections to ensure freedom of
movement and to protect metal parts from
excessive wear. To determine which connec-
tions are moving or rotating, turn hand wheel
slowly (by hand) while covers are removed.