To oil the machine, Fig. 46, Do not oil the motor – SINGER W217 User Manual
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TO OIL THE MACHINE
The mochine will olways work best if properly oiled ond cleoned ot regulor
Ploce o drop of good grode sewing mochine oil into eoch of the oiling points
on the machine os shown by orrows in Figs. 45 ond 46 once every work
ing doy or after obout 8 hours of use. Should machine stand idle for a
prolonged period, oii it before you start sewing.
Oiling mochine excessively will couse soiling of the moleriol to be sewn.
After oiling mochine. sew a few rows of stitches on o scrop of motenol
be sure thot the mochine sews cleanly. Also wipe off ony excess oil
from the top of the mochine.
bor, presser bar ond other ports inside the foce plote. swing
foce plote (5) to the left so moving ports ore accessible. Oil oH moving
ports at friction
Use Sewing Machine Oil
DO NOT OIL THE MOTOR
your machine is equipped with a motor, do not oil the motor because the
motor shaft revolves in permanently oiled impregnated cast bronze
No Lubrication is Required.
SEi THAT THE PRESSER FOOT
(12) is securely in ploce ond fits snug
presser bar so thof the needle moy poss through the opening in
without any interference.
May be coused by o bent or blunt needle : by incorrect
setting of the needle ; the wrong size needle ; by threod too thick for the
size of the needle
ore usuolly due to pulling on the work, cousing the
needle to get out of line ond 'o strike the needle plote ( 1 5 ) , thus breoking or
bending the needle. It moy also be due to presser foot or oltochments riot
being securely fosiened to presser bor. Be sure to use correct s i z e needle
and threod for moteriol. See needle chart.
THE UPPER THREAD BREAKING.
Moy be coused by i
( 1 ) Incorrect threoding.
Not bringing up under threod correctly,
Upper tension too tight.
( 4 ) Needle incorrectly set.
(5i Needle rubbing ogoinst ottochmenfs or presser foot,
I 6 1 Needle eye loo smoll for threod,
Storting the machine at full speed.
Storting without take-up 'ever (4) at highest point.
THE LOWER THREAD BREAKING.
Moy be coused
( ! ) Incorrect threoding of bobbin cose.
( 2 ) Too tight Q tension,
( 3 ) Bobbin wound too full to revolve freely.
Not bringing up under-thread correctly,
Hole in the needle plote being rough, due to needle sinking the plate.
May be coused by,
not resting evenly on moteriol.
not high enough.
Too short a stitch.
Pulling the cloth.
Too fins a nsedle used with loo coarse or poor threod.
(1) Reduce the tension of upper threod.
I 2) The stitches may then be easily removed by pulling the lower thread.