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By: otsuka
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Do Janome machines need oil?
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  1. Do Janome machines need oil?

    My memory craft 6500 is sewing loud and I can't see anywhere to oil it, plus no oil came with the machine like my past singer. I've had this machine about 2 years. If anyone knows where to oil this machine please let me know. Plus the stitches are skipping, but I think I just need to change my needle...I hope.

    thank you
    Posted: Oct 09 2009 By: otsuka
  2. Do Janome machines need oil?

    The Janome machines only need a tiny drop of oil placed on the wick that sits under the bobbin case, for all other lubricating it has to be serviced by a dealer. Some members who are a bit isolated, AND have excellent dealers, have shown by their dealers how to self maintain their machines for the simpler tasks. As our machines have become more stuffed with alectronics and computerised bits, the self maintainence we could do at home has diminished accordingly. I used to strip, service, repair my own machines, but now I visit my dealer every year to get them serviced. It's a bit of a trade off, more technological advances against less access to home servicing.
    Posted: Oct 10 2009 By: digimad
  3. Do Janome machines need oil?

    Originally posted by: otsuka

    My memory craft 6500 is sewing loud and I can't see anywhere to oil it, plus no oil came with the machine like my past singer. I've had this machine about 2 years. If anyone knows where to oil this machine please let me know. Plus the stitches are skipping, but I think I just need to change my needle...I hope.

    thank you/div>

    I will second what Digimad says about a drop of oil in the tiny hole under the bobbin case. The hole appears to have lint in it, that is the wick. If your machine is loud, it could also be caused by too much lint under the bobbin case. I clean my machine under the bobbin case with every other bobbin change. I add a drop of oil to the wick only occasionally, but I inspect it when I clean every other bobbin.

    Skipped stitches can be caused by a needle that is too small for the thread being used or the wrong kind of thread for the sewing application. I think the first is more likely the cause. I buy needles in bulk by 100 count so I don't mind changing them frequently. If ever you suspect the needle it doesn't hurst to put in a fresh one. Lastly, check the thread tension, it maybe set too high. For normal sewing it should be set between 2-6. I generally keep it at 4 unless I am using an attachment or quilting.

    I also have this link in my favorites:

    Skipped stitches and other sewing solutions.

    My favorite trouble shooter...

    Education at Superior Threads
    Posted: Oct 10 2009 By: Warbler
  4. Do Janome machines need oil?

    Remove the needle plate & bobbin case. Use canned air to blow all of the dust & threads out from the shuttle hook & the bobbin case itself. Put one drop of oil on the rim of the shuttle hook where the bobbin case sits on. Put one drop of oil on the right stopper spring.
    Posted: Oct 14 2009 By: logiryan
  5. Do Janome machines need oil?

    I would not put any oil other than the wick. Make sure that you only put one drop.If you read you manual it says you do not oil. I know we all do but be careful.
    Posted: Oct 14 2009 By: MOM
  6. Do Janome machines need oil?

    Hi! I'm a newcomer to the forum. I own a Janome 300E and I've had problems with the noise. I discovered that the bobbin case had lint build up. I removed the lint and used a Q-tip to apply just a tiny bit of oil and the noised ended.
    Posted: Oct 15 2009 By: GirlyGirl
  7. Do Janome machines need oil?

    H Logiryan and all on this thread,

    Canned air is not a good thing to use in your machine. It would be better to use a vacuum to clean out the lint. The canned air is very cold and also can compact the lint in the bottom of your machine. This is information given to me from a very good machine technician. They get to see it all eventually when we take our machines in for problems or just general service maintenance.

    The one drop of oil on the wick under the bobbin case is a good thing to do once in a blue moon. I only do this a couple times a year.

    Cheryl
    Posted: Oct 15 2009 By: CherylAnn
  8. Do Janome machines need oil?

    Hi All,

    I too am having a noise issue with a Janome 10001. When I remove the bobbin I see that it is badly worn, and it is new. Could this be due to the machine needing to have oil in the wick and bobbin case?

    Jean
    Posted: Apr 27 2013 By: Designer
  9. RE: Do Janome machines need oil?

    Help appreciated here.
    I got a new Janome Sewist 740DC about a month ago and have been doing a lot of sewing and the bobbin started to squeak.
    I opened up the needle plate and cleaned out all the lint and found a lump of "lint" in the middle of the hook race. Stupid me dug it out into pieces.
    I went on line and found out it's an oil wick!
    The Janome manual failed to mention this wick as I was following the instructions to clean the bobbin case area. (why? oh, why?)

    I called the repair shop where I'd bring the machine to repair if needed and the tech guy said it's not needed to sew. But other blogs have indicated otherwise. I've seen these wicks sold online and am thinking to buy and clip a tiny piece and insert back into the hole myself. Can someone advise me if this is a good idea? What happens if I don't replace the wick? Thanks! Content is edited
    Posted: Jun 09 2020 By: NovoPedal
  10. RE: Do Janome machines need oil?

    If your service technician told you not to worry about the wick - then don't worry. You still need to put a drop of oil, once in a while to keep the machine lubricated. The wick is there to absorb the oil. You will want to make sure that you don't use too much oil because you don't want to soil the item you are sewing - ONE drop will do.

    I think that if you were to put a small piece of wicking into the hole, you'd end up removing it all the time when you clean out the lint. Don't beat yourself up over this, as you aren't the first, nor will you be the last to make this error. I tried to remove it from my MC6000 about 30 years ago - thank goodness it was "so stuck" that I just gave up and left it, as everything else seemed to be clean.

    Cheryl
    Posted: Jun 11 2020 By: CherylAnn
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