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OIL YOUR MACHINE!
If you want to enjoy the machine you have you have to do some maintenance. That’s with everything you want to enjoy really, even when it’s about your partner. If you want to enjoy that for a long time, you have to do some maintenance too.
By the way..If CR didn’t name it in his comment in one of my hubs, because I wrote about a machine, I probably never would have gotten the idea to write this. So CR thanks for getting my sick mind to write this down.
But back to your machine. You don’t want it to get rusty or getting stuck, you don’t want it to quit on its job while you’re handling your machine do you?
So oil your machine. It needs oil to move freely. It needs oil or a lubricant. But apply it correctly. This is definitely not a case of "if a little is good, a lot is better." A little more than a year ago I started using The machine that had belonged to someone else and had not been used for awhile. Unfortunately, it was well oiled when the person stopped using it. The machine was almost completely frozen. I called Mrs. Ruth, an authorized repairwoman, and she asked me if I had any Spray Lube on hand (of course I can spray..Uhh, have Spray, sorry) She told me to spray it hard--"soak it" was the actual term. Give it at least overnight, or even a couple of days to penetrate, and then try gently wiggling the knob. I had to repeat the process twice to get it going, but now it works great. I never had so much fun in getting a machine going and it took me only one night!
Why oiling or lubricating the machine?
I won’t name all the benefits of oiling or lubricating your machine. You probably can name a few yourselves. But here are some.
- higher protection from acids caused by combustion
- improved (even low temperature) performance
- less damaging friction between parts
If you oil your machine before it shows any symptoms, “the thing” can live for a lot longer than you might expect.