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    I need to get a new operating manuel for my machine or at least find ou t where I should put oil. It seized up on me yesterday while I was trying to put together my double wedding ring quilt. Anyone that has a picture of the places to oil would sure be a big help.

    Thanks to all,

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    you can check here and e mail question

    http://sewvacdoctor.com/cate.asp?categoryID=8

    i did find that you only oil the bobbin race :roll:

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    from http://sewvacdoctor.com/ I didn't find your model, but here is general info -

    Question How to Oil my Machine?
    I have Singer sewing machine model 3820. It does not tell me how to oil the machine in the manual. Do you have any information on this that me be helpful. Thank you Carolyn
    7/12/2006
    Answer Dear Carolyn,

    The rule of thumb is to oil all rubbing parts. The question is where are they- take the lid of the machine off and while turning the handwheel, look inside to find the rubbing parts. Oil them.

    Thank you,
    SewVac Doctor

    You can write to him and see if he knows more

    ***Ruth, we must've hit the button at the same time! You won!

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    Thanks so much Ruth and Moonpi. I've written to them and we'll see what happens. I wrote to Janome earlier but haven't gotten an answer yet.

    I did put in oil where I thought it should go and it's working pretty good now. Guess when all else fails....just do it.

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    See just check out my quote..LOL

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    Hmmmm, Maybe my theroy wasn't so good. I sewed about 4 blocks just fine then on the 5th she seized up again. Now I'm stuck and I have 3048 pieces to put together. Oh my now what will I do? My brother has a broken needle in it and so far my serger is working but this Janome is being a problem child.

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    I have a Janome Quilters Companion: and there is no where in the manual that is says to oil it .So if you can get in touch with your dealer they may be able to tell you something .Hope you get along ok.Wilma

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    Not getting along too good. It's totally froze up. My Brother has a broken needle in it and last night I bent something in my serger so it won't work either. Just my luck to be in the middle of the biggest quilt I've ever made and I need two of them and a baby quilt and no machine is working. Monday I have to go into Denver to the doctor so I'm taking two of the sewing machines in to a Sew and Vac store. They guy in there fixes all of them for $ 99 or less. Last time I had my serger in town with another guy he charged me $239. I about fainted. It was brand new but I flew it over from England in my suitcase and it got out of time. Not going to that guy again. Two people told me I was gyped by him.

    Guess I'll just cut the pieces and the quilt smart peices too. It's a double wedding ring quilt.

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    Connie, there's only one place to oil a Janome. you take out the bobbin, take out the bobbin case and underneath the bobbin case - right in the middle, there's a small hole with what looks like a wick inside, it doesn't stick up, it's just flush with the surface- just put couple drops of oil right there and that's it. be sure and clean the lint out from under the bobbin case also. hope this helps you, donna

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    My dealer told me the same thing about oiling my machine .The spot under the bobbin ,looks like a little piece of felt.
    Sounds like you may have a bigger problem than just needing oil .You may want to consult your dealer Wilma

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    I am sorry you are having problems. I was going to say the same thing. You are having bigger problems than oil. If Janome is made as I have heard by Bernina, there is only one place to oil and that is under the bobbin. That will not affect the motor or your seizing problem. I have a Bernina and if I oil it once every two yrs or so, it gets all giddy. I have had mine since 82 and it still gets giddy. Now that its older I do take it in once a yr and have it serviced. And thats about the only time it gets oiled. I know these newer machines are not the work horse mine is, but you need to see your dealer or someone that is able to fix it.

    Again Sorry about your problems. I hope you get it fixed and soon. There is nothing worse than having machine problems when you are in the middle of your biggest brain storm

    Good luck.

    Rita

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    I probably will have more problems with all the oiling I did. I oiled everything I thought moved. Probably the wrong thing to do. I have taken it and my brother to a dealer for work. They will service the Janome and the Brother only needs the broken needle out I think. I should call them today or tomorrow to see if they've found anything out. They told me 3 days turnaround time but I'm anxious to get them back...

    Thanks for all the info. I did just order a new manuel from Sears. It seems that the Kenmore is the same machine. The model # was the same and I got it from Janome on-line. Hate to buy one when I know I have one but just can't find it. I'm pretty buried in this sewing and computer room. I need some one to come and clean it out and start over. HA HA I'm afraid they'd turn and run.

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