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Baby Lock 5380ED serger lubrication

I've oiled and greased every possible orifice and point of contact, including a spot that I had to remove a small fiber plug from to put in the oil. I put the plug back, of course. It did not fix the problem. I can sew for about 5 yards, when the machine is totally cooled, and then it just grinds to a halt and the fly wheel won't budge. It makes a squealing, binding noise as it stops that sounds like plastic rubbing on plastic. But other than the fly wheel itself, everything is metal that I can see moving. It did this same thing last year, and oil and grease fixed the problem. What else can I try?

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    Okay, I'm sorry, but don't have a solution, however I was wondering how you like your serger. I found one that's the same model but it is new in the box for a great deal. Thanks!
    Kristy

  • 3810kat Jan 26, 2009

    How to oil my baby lock serger??

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SOURCE: Starts good, loses steam

Your machine either needs a new motor or belt. How long has it been since you have taken it in for servicing? Sergers are work horses. They get better as they age, so take it in for servicing.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Baby Lock BL 3000 Sewing MAchine Manual

I am trying to find both the Service and User's Manuals for this machine. Is there anywhere these or either of them can be downloaded? Thanks in advance for your help!

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Bernette 800D seized up

Please don't use WD40 on your sewing machine, WD40 is an alcohol based cleaner and will do the opposite of lubricate. Take your machine to a certified Bernina Repair shop, they will have a look at the timing and lubricate all of your gears. Lubricant will dry out over time, grease turns to putty and oils turn to varnish after several years of non-service. Lint is attracted to moisture, moisture being those key areas of any machine. Lint acts like an oil wick and will draw out your lubricant from key areas. It then begins to attract dust and other nasty things over the years to become grit. Your motor begins to burn out due to stress trying to move all of these clocked gears, cams and shafts. Take your machine in!

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: do i need to oil my baby lock sewing machine?? Quiter's choice.

I cannot find a manual for this machine except at sew4less.com and the price is $14.95.

Contact Babylock to see if they will provide you with a download of the manual - http://www.babylock.com/contact-us/index.asp

If this is a mechanical machine, use sewing machine oil and the shuttle may be the only place it will need to be oil.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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SOURCE: My Singer overlocker is making a squeaking noise

Try contacting Singer, maybe they can email you a diagram for oiling your overlocker.
http://www.singerco.com/company/contact_us.html

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

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