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    Janome Sewing machine question

    I purchased a Janomee 6600 sewing machine. The user's manual does not show you how to oil it or how often. It did not come with oil either. Does anyone who has one of these machines know how to oil it and how often? The dealer I purchased it from has since died and his business was closed. Any help on this would be sincerely appreciated.

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    This site might be helpful for this and any more questions you might have. http://content.janome.com/fusetalk/f...&threadid=4522

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    I think they don't include the oiling instructions on the newer machines that are computerized because you can really screw up the machine if you get oil in the wrong place. My Bernina 150 doesn't have oiling instructions either. That being said, I found this Yahoo group for your machine. Maybe someone on there can tell you.
    http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/Janome6500/

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    The only place you oil the 6600 is the wick under the bobbin case. The wick looks like a piece of lint stuck in there, don't pull it out. It will take one or two drops at the most. Buy the very best sewing machine oil you can find.

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    I have a Janome 6600 and love it. The only problem for me is that the manual instructions are not exact all the time (especially the letter embroidery part which even shows a different set up on the machine than mine has!). But otherwise I love it. I quilt all my quilts myself and once I did a quilt with quilted pieces already on it, so my machine had to go through up to 3 layers of batting and 4 layers of fabric and it worked like a dream. So did DH who held the far end of it and went right or left, according to my head movements, with the whole shebang while I stitched!!!!

    About oiling: I was told also to only oil by putting a drop of oil onto the pad under the bobbin (I bought an oiler that looks like a vacination needle and have been using it for years). But we live in the country a long ways from a repairman and he worked with DH and me on how to oil it in general. Basically, take off the front piece and oil into the holes that seem to be oil places, and on shafts that move where they touch another part; and remove the bottom piece and do the same there. BUT always clean (he sold us a little $15 dollar kit that connects to the end of a vacumn tube) BEFORE you oil, then oil. Be sure to have your needle raising bar down so you don't put the weight of the machine on it! If you have a repairman near by, you might want to skip the oiling/cleaning and have him do it. Don't you love the way they tell you to change your needle every so many hours of use, or oil your machine after so many hours of use, or get it cleaned after every so many hours???? How on earth do you keep track of those things!!!!

    I love the big throat of this machine! The letter part is my only gripe (and for me, that's something) Happy sewing!
    Last edited by Sierra; 10-08-2012 at 08:37 AM.

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    The newer computerized machines cannot be oiled. You need to take them once a year to have them serviced by a sewing machine technician.

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    You do oil the 6600 under the bobbin case but only when the felt or whatever it is turns white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabobw View Post
    You do oil the 6600 under the bobbin case but only when the felt or whatever it is turns white.
    I was never told this! Mine has never turned white. I oil it more often when I'm using it a lot, and very little when I'm not using it that much. I've had mine for several years now. I sure wouldn't wait until the pad turned white! Maybe they changed the fabric of the pad......?

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    I have had a Janome machine for 10 years. No one told me about the wick when I got the machine and I couldn't find any information in the instruction book. The first time I cleaned the bobbin area, I thought the wick was a piece of lint. Took a lot of trouble, but I managed to remove it. That is when I realized what it was. I thought I broke my machine. I was able to get it back in and the machine has worked wonderfully ever since. I'm thinking that I narrowly escaped trouble. Lucky, I guess.
    Sue

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    My bobbin will rattle a lot when it needs oil, and will some times act up, so I oil more often.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    I was never told this! Mine has never turned white. I oil it more often when I'm using it a lot, and very little when I'm not using it that much. I've had mine for several years now. I sure wouldn't wait until the pad turned white! Maybe they changed the fabric of the pad......?

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