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Why is the hand wheel stiff and slow? do I need lubrication?

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Why is the hand wheel stiff and slow ? do I need lubrication ? where do I lubricate ?

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Small Appliance Technician: Russell H., Electronics and Mechanical Repairman replied 3 months ago
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Small Appliance Technician: Russell H., Electronics and Mechanical Repairman replied 3 months ago

If your machine is a Singer Tradition model 2259 sewing machine, the handwheel becoming difficult to move often means that the mechanical workings of the machine are beginning to lock up. Do not run the machine until it feels 'looser' - the motor will burn out, with the stress, otherwise, if you try to force the machine to work when it is beginning to lock up.

Yes, lubrication, as recommended in the manual, is definitely recommended. Let the lubrication soak into the machine's works for overnight without using the machine otherwise then to turn the handwheel just a little after lubrication is done... see if it loosens up that way.

After which, if it does not improve, a trip to a Singer authorized service center, or sewing machine repair shop, would be advisable, and worth it, before major components wear out or burn out.

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