Question about Sewing Machines
I can't find anything online for this brand. It is always best to refer to a manual if you can get one as there is a lot of variation in machines but cleaning is important so I'll make general suggestions. However, if your machine is jamming up it sounds like it would benefit from a full service from a local sewing machine mechanic to sort any major issues - there may be points inside that need grease or gears failing/gummed up. The mechanic could also could give you a quick rundown on the ongoing mainenance you should give it.
You could refer to http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/a/machinemaintain.htm, Debbie gives good machine tips and maintenance guidelines.
Also, only turn the flywheel towards you.
As a general guide here are some suggestions.
Firstly remove the pressure foot and needle. If your machine has a top loading bobbin, then remove the bobbin and look at the bobbin holder. Brush out this area and remove any visible lint or dust with a small brush or a clean piece of waste cloth. Is there a centre depression/hole? Add a drop of oil here.
If your machine is a front loading design with a removable bobbin case, then you can remove the bobbin and bobbin case, and clean the rotary hook (take photos with your digital camera as you go if you have never done this before so you can put it back together again correctly). If you go to Youtube and search for cleaning a sewing machine there are quite a few videos of different machines and how to maintain them.
Manually rotate the flywheel towards you a couple of times and look at the rotary hook movement, can you see pieces of metal moving over each other? add a drop of oil to any of these points that you can access and manually move the flywheel again to move the oil through the works.
Lower the needle and wipe the needle bar with your cloth to remove dust/lint. Now give it a smear of oil with a clean piece of cloth and rub this down the needle bar a bit.
Are there any holes on the sewing case top or free arm area marked red? These would be oiling points too. Give them a drop.
Turn the tension dial to zero and clean between the tension discs with the selvage edge of a clean piece of cotton fabric, saw back and forwards to clean. Thread will shed fibres and dye particles, plus dust from the environment will all build up in the discs if not cleaned out regularly. (don't forget to put the dial back to the original setting when you are done).
I would add that some people suggest using canned air to clean - I would not suggest this, as you can blow the lint further inside the machine. Best thing is a small brush as supplied with your machine, just buy another in a year or two when the bristles go all bent from use.
And use good quality clear sewing machine oil, not some 3in1 or general purpose household oil.
Wipe the outside case over with a microfibre cloth to remove any dust or debris, clean around the thread spool holders too, dust/fibres will settle here as well.
Always cover your machine when not in use, sew it a slip cover if you don't have anything with it for this purpose. And if you store it away for a period, then you want it to be kept dry so don't store in a damp spot.
Clean regularly as the lint build up will absorb any oil present out of the moving parts making things even worse.
Posted on Apr 16, 2011
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