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Oiling a Jonome 6600

My Janome 6600 has started to squeak. It sounds like it is coming from the gear that turns to move the needle up and down.

The manual gives NO instructions about oiling. Can anybody tell me how? I hate to bring my machine in and be without it for two weeks just to be cleaned and oiled.

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Remove the plate and bobbin case, beneath it will be a small round hole in the center. Inside the hole is a fluffy piece of absorbant material called the wick. DO NOT REMOVE IT! Place one drop of sewing machine oil on the wick. While you have the machine opened up, you should remove all the dust. I use the small brush that comes with the machine. Replace the bobbin case and make sure that it is clean too. Replace the plate. Lastly add a couple of drops of sewing machine oil to a q-tip and use it to apply oil to the needle bar above the needle clamp.

If your machine continues to squeek then bring it to a professional sewing machine repair technician and pay for the service to have it professionally cleaned and tune up. It is not worth damaging you machine over a few dollars well spent.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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    tajdressage Sep 13, 2012

    Sounds like your Janome needs gear greese also Its expensive but worth it. If your husband is good with making engine repairs then he should be able to take the bottom off the sewing machine and greese the gears only. Gear grease can be purchased online much cheaper than paying 89.00 to have it so called professionally done. Mark your screws with a touch of marker and the holes the go in before you remove the screws, so putting together is no dpubt which screws go to which place! Before starting make sure you have a coushin to lay the machine on before starting, take your time and make sure the machine is unpluged completely before starting this quite easy job!!

  • Anna Jul 05, 2013

    Why do you need a husband to do that? Do it yourself!!

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