|This is how it looked when I brought it home|
|Stitch length lever|
Firstly I wanted to take the motor off it, so that I could clean behind it and so that I didn't have to worry about accidentally leaning the machine on it while I was working on it. These machines have a light under the faceplate which is wired to the motor, so you have to undo the wiring to get the motor off, as shown below.
|Back of machine|
|Wiring at base of motor|
|Showing light wires|
I then set about removing the wooden base from the machine. To do that, remove the three screws circled in green in the image below.
You can now turn your machine over and oil anything that moves under there and grease any cams.
|Showing base screws|
Next you can remove the cover on the free arm and the face plate, both are held down with a couple of screws and unfortunately I have a photo of the removal of neither. The faceplate cannot be lifted right off due to the wiring of the light, as seen below. You can also remove the back cover which is held in place by the same screw that hold the thread spool holder in place.
|Under back cover, oil the LH rod where it sits over the crank and grease the cam & slider on the RH rod|
|Oil all the oil points and lift the feed dogs up and lightly grease where they slide against another piece of metal.|
|Oil the oil points on the take-up lever etc and lightly grease the needle and presser bar.|
|Holds everything together. Can remove metal spring as indicated for cleaning purposes|
|Tension pieces in order of reassembly, left to right.|
So that's it, probably not one of my better guides to taking something apart but hopefully followable if you're desperate! I guess I shouldn't leave it 6 months between taking them apart and writing them up!