Originally Posted by Bumbler
...Need to get some oil & fresh needles, and spend some quality time getting to know her...
Get some Singer Motor Lubricant Grease
while you're at it. You may have to get this online. I guarantee the grease in the grease pots and worm gear needs cleaned out and greased. NO...don't use any of the grease you already have out in the garage. The grease has to travel up a wick to lubricate the motor bearings and other greases won't "melt" and wick.