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Doesn't the janome 9000 have a wick in the bobbin?

A wick? Have no idea what a wick would be doing in a bobbin.

Jun 25, 2017 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Does my Janome Sewist 521 model require oiling?

One drop of oil under the bobbin case in the center of the hook, on the wick. Your machine doesn't need oiled like a vintage machine. Taking it in for service once a year is plenty.

Feb 22, 2015 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Thread wick through lamp

I am assuming you are talking about an old fashioned oil lamp. If you are, cut your wick to a point. Poke it into the underside of the burner and twist the knob until it comes through.

Sep 11, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Do I need to oil a Brothers PS 3700?

You got it... We are not allowed to do this function much anymore. I believe this is because of the computerized machines... they are DC (direct current...aka DEATH CURRENT) machines so they won't take chances with our safety. The only area where you MIGHT be able to oil is under the bobbin in the carrier there might be a little white wick. 1 (ONE) drop only there, if your machine has one. If not.. annual servicing is the way to go.

Aug 08, 2012 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Help! I've removed my wick.

contact these 2 websites & ask them about the wick the website, home page, look to the left at the
top, it says email sewvacdoctor your question us at

Apr 17, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Do you need to ol this machine

the manual will probably make no reference to oiling this machine but will recommend cleaning out the bobbin holder with a little brush regularly and getting it serviced by a tech annually. These newer machines have an oiling wick under the bobbin and nylon gears so regular oiling is not so critical. My tech told me that I could still oil into the wick occassionally which I do between services. Certainly if it is sounding noisier than normal then a single drop of quality clear Sewing Machine oil into the middle of the bobbin holder under where the bobbin sits, won't hurt it. The brushing out to remove fibres, threads and dust is important to keep the race area clean so the lubrication can work.

Sep 04, 2011 | Elna 7200 Computerized Sewing Machine

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My Bernina Bernette 65 manual does not show how to oil it- do I need to?

If there is no oiling mentioned in the maintenance part of your manual then your machine probably has nylon gears and maybe an oiling wick - many of the new machines are built this way to reduce maintenance issues.

However, if you purchased it from a Bernina dealership, I would ask them that question. Your manual probably recommends you take it to an authorised dealer periodically for a service when they would lube the parts that need it.

My Janome local dealer told me to put a drop oil under the bobbin case in my 6500P every couple of months onto the wick or if it sounds a little noisy.

Apr 15, 2011 | Bernina BERNETTE 65 Mechanical Sewing...

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On my wifes 7463 machine, the needle is 180 degrees out of alignment with the pick up race and jams when lowering the needle. The correct needle is installed and correctly installed. While trying to fix...

do you have it facing the right way, flat side facing the rear of the machine? Oil wick???????? Check the manual carefully. I think that I would take it back to where I bought it and ask them because I have never heard of any of your problems in 50+ years of sewing. You can also call Singer at 1-800-4singer.

Sep 17, 2010 | Singer Confidence 7463 Computerized Sewing...

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I pulled out the lubricating strip under the bobbin

Bobbin Winding 1 Put spool of thread on spool pin. ] Use spool cushion when using cross wound thread. ] Use spool cap when using parallelwound thread. 2 Lift thread guide bar all the way up, and run thread through triangular thread guide as shown in drawing. 3Run thread through bobbin winding thread guide as shown in drawing. 4 Run thread through top thread notch 1, and align bottom thread notch 2 with guide pin on bobbin winder shaft. 5 Press bobbin stop up against empty bobbin. If the bobbin stop does not slide easily between the top and bottom of the bobbin, check that the bobbin is seated properly with the guide pin (4) inserted into the lower notch 6 While holding the end of the thread, step on the foot controller for a few seconds. Once enough thread has wound itself around the bobbin to hold itself in place, release the foot controller and trim the excess thread. 7 Stop winding when bobbin Begin
8 Manually move bobbin stop back to original position. 9 Cut thread and remove bobbin.

bobbin insertion 1 Lift slide plate (and open bobbin door). 2 Put bobbin into the bobbin case. ] Run thread through thread notch and under latch spring, so that a length of about 10 cm is exposed. ] Use a bobbin case with an idling prevention spring. 3 Pull the latch lever of the bobbin case out and push the bobbin case into the shuttle race and release the latch lever. ] If the latch lever is not all the way on the hook, it may fly off during sewing and cause lower thread breakage. 4 Lower slide plate and close bobbin door, following numbers 1 2 above in order. 6 While holding the end of the thread, step on the foot controller for a few seconds. Once enough thread has wound itself around the bobbin to hold itself in place, release the foot controller and trim the excess thread. 7 Stop winding when bobbin is full. Take foot off foot controller. * Place the thread end so that it does not protrude from the bobbin. Bobbin Stop
so this will be ok and no need to worry about this

Jun 23, 2009 | Singer CE-200 Quantum Futura Computerized...

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Oiling a Jonome 6600

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.

Oct 27, 2008 | Janome Memory Craft 5700

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