I'm 75 yrs old and love my XL-5000.
I do a lot of machine embroidery.
The authorized repair shop is miles away. I just want to know where and how to oil it. I take care of the lint problem, but the manual doesn't show anything about oiling.
Thank you for any help.
You put a tiny drop of oil in the bobbin case. Take off your embroidery unit and face it where you can see under the arm. See the long rod..There is a felt pad on each end of the rod. Using a Q-tip oil the felt pad.
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the sample they sent back I would assume to be an example of what the machine did after attention in the repair shop
I would suggest that you find a sewing shop or a shop that sells material as some have like a women's sewing circle on the premises or a sewing circle group that just love to talk and show how it is done
I am not saying that you do not know , just that there are tricks to every trade and extra insights into HOW can be of significant help to achieve what you want to do
This is no exception, Please take your machine to a authorized repair shop to have the machine repaired properly. Note: Most machine manufacturers do not sell parts to the public! Ill repaired machines can be dangerous to use is most cases.
San Diego, CA
If the machine's embroidery arms have been moved under force when the machine's power is on, you may need to have the machine tune up and reset to true center. I would suggest taking it to a authorized repair shop for a good cleaning and service. In most cases for what you paid for the machine, there is included service that can come with the purchase of the machine, or in the least, a discount on mechanical services and repairs.
San Diego, CA
If it means a great deal to you, you CAN have it repaired, but it will mean that you will have to send it away. There are two repair centers that I know of that will repair this line of machines; they are probably the most complicated that Singer ever put out.
One is in the midwest, and the other is Atlanta Sewing Machine Company, in Atlanta, GA. While you can download the authorized repair centers from Singer, make sure that they can repair YOUR machine. Quite a few only work with mechanical machines, and only a few work on embroidery machines. Of those, fewer still can work on the XL-1000, -5000, and -6000.
More than likely the machine is okay but when you do the embroidery the presser foot is not all the way down and it has no tension. The other possibility is that the thread is not in the take up lever all the way or is slipping out. sewman7