Manual for a Juki ddl-555-4 industrial sewing machine
We are an ambulance manufacture that has had your units for
at least 5 years but the mauals have come up missing. I have been here
for over a year and they were not being used then. So
please,...do you have an maual for this unit.
Custom Coach International
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You should probably contact the manufacturer with questions. Hopefully, you did some thorough research before purchasing this machine. From the info I found, it appears to be a straight stitch only machine. I don't know anything about this machine, but I would be hesitant to purchase a straight stitch machine for sewing swimwear. Usually, swimwear needs a stretch stitch or zig-zag capability. Just my thoughts...
I believe that you are trying to use a foot from a home machine on an industrial machine. I don't really think its possible. If it is possible, you will need to find a snap on presser foot top that will be long enough for the industrial machine. See if you can find a "high shank" top for your foot. They come in two lengths: high shank and low shank. Low shank will NOT work on an industrial machine for sure.
I keep a home machine for making button holes. I bought a button hole maker for my Juki DDL 8700 but by the time I go through all the steps to change it (and the cost of the buttonhole maker was about $80!) it was easier to have an inexpensive used home machine in the closet to get out whenever I needed a buttonhole.
First thing to check is if you've got the right needle system: http://partsbooks.sewingmachine.com/Instructions/Juki/Industrial/DDL-5550%20&%205530%20Instruction%20Manual.pdf and that the needle is correctly oriented... the scarf has to be precisely set.
The next things I'd check are the stitch cycle -- hand crank the machine through the normal stitch cycle and see what's hitting. Then fix that. I've got my suspicions this may be a needle bar height adjustment. Don't thread up for this test... misthreading can also cause the needle to hit something and break, so start with the fewest possible variables first.
Sounds like as the machine builds up friction from extended use, some vital part is lacking lubrication and is seizing up. A good service person will remove ALL of the covers and thoroughly air clean and oil every moving part. Sometimes these dry points are hard to find and patience is required.
You can get a sewing machine oiler with a long applicator and put a drop of oil on anything that moves, but over oiling can be messy.