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I need to put oil into my Juki ddl-8700 Industrial machine. I am terrified of doing something wrong and starting a fire. Instructions mention "oil splash". Please help me get started. Thank you

I just looked over an on-line version of owners manual. You have to put oil to high mark. Some small amount of oil splash seems normal. The machine is going to cause some vibration to the oil tank. As long as you have all adjustment right there should not be problems. Keep a small towel handy to wipe off any oil that comes out. If you don't have enough oil for the needle and machine the motor will lock up (seize) Be safe by always cutting power to machine if you are going to do any kind of service to it. Just as with a child, don't leave it running if you will be away from it for more than a couple of minutes.

Dec 06, 2016 | Juki Sewing Machines

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Singer model MZ deluxe dress maker. #06899 teal and white. My husband oil the motor trying to help. I have now read that is a no no. How do i get the oil dried out?

Probably the best thing you can do is find a manual for your machine and follow the maintenance instructions. Some older mechanical machine motors do need oiling, so don't panic yet. The other thing is what kind of oil was used and where was it applied? AVOID using 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or old stinky sewing machine oil.

Some older motors have brushes and belts that should not be oiled. If the motor has been damaged, you'll probably just need to bite the bullet and perhaps have it serviced. Wiping out excess oil may or may not help.


Oct 29, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Where should I oil my unidentified sewing machine?

Sharon, some machines don't require oiling.
You should read the machine's manual to double check.
Or you could check the machine's manufacture on-line.
Oiling a non-oiled machine can cause all kinds of problems.

Feb 29, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Machine is sewing super SLOW What can I do to correct?

have it serviced as there may be build up of fluff jamming the moving shafts
during the service the operation of the motor and speed control will be checked as well

Jul 19, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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What kind of oil do I use with my Juki ddl 8500 w/servo motor?

remember the 3in1 oil it still works if u can find some its light an works on most anything . it was before wd40 which is about the same

Jan 12, 2015 | Juki Sewing Machines

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Needle want move

your motor could be burn out could need oiling some thing it hung in it. depends on what kind of sewing maching

Jan 09, 2012 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Needle wont go up and down.

well,it seem that your upper camshaft was stuck due to several factor on mechanical linkages and maybe on gears.You have to isolate the checking since you have clean lower bobbins free from dirt and thread/fabrics chips.If there an opening on top of machine open it to check some mechanical destorsion or breakage.Check some broken gears inside.If nothing try to open also at the bottom of machine cover and there are also belt and gears connected to the motors and bobbins shuttle holder if so oil all shafting oil port,oil port bushing specially on bushing near hand wheel there is port for oil,
check also motor assembly of machine,you can disconnect belt from motor release the bolt holding motor adjust to lower tension belt and release the belt.Take some tools such as monkey pliers or small pipe wrench that can hold hand wheel just crack in order to move suddenly after oiling for several hours sometime bushing and shafting rushes emerged or if you have anti rush spray put in on.After cracking and you can move a little crack only by your hand several time lleft and right until all linkages free from rush.If you can move all parts and hand wheel rotate freely.Check also motor by rotating the small pulley conncted to motor if free to move.if ok put back and reassembly all parts disconnected.try to move again by hand if free to move after all asssembly.Run machine using foot pedal.

Mar 14, 2009 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Machine is slowing down

Either the machine needs to be oiled or the motor is going bad.Remove the covers and place a drop of oil anyplace that moves and rubs.( The ends of each shaft, the bobbin case area. The needle bar and the joints that allow it to move) Those kinds of places. Also look for thread that may be wrapped around a moving part and remove it.
Check the motor by loosening the handwheel clutch(as though you were going to wind a bobbin) and see if the motor still runs slowly when it is not turning the machine.

Oct 07, 2008 | Singer 5050 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Problem with 40 old Elna Zigzag , V/NV/21, Type: 21cF347986

Um, sounds like the machine has seized from old, dry oil and it is dragging down the motor. Avoid using the machine until the issue is resolved so the motor is not damaged.

Depends what kind of oil & grease your husband used, as it could have complicated matters. Also, if the machine has been neglected for a long time, combining heat in the clean-up/lube process is sometimes very helpful. (Can't tell you the machines I've picked up that have had motor oil and grease applied!!! The old gunk needs to be cleaned out and then the appropriate lube applied.) Most machines do not use grease unless it is white lithium grease--perhaps on cams. Oil needs to be fresh, good quality sewing machine oil. I prefer liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube from the hardware store. Do NOT use WD-40, 3-in-1, cooking oil, motor oil, etc. on your machine!

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

Mar 23, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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