Sticking 128

Old 02-22-2019, 04:16 PM
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I went to try to use the 128 yesterday after oiling and when the shuttle comes forward, it sticks. When I hand-turn the wheel, it sticks as well. The motor isn't strong enough to get past that sticking point. We added more oil to underneath and to the wick that feeds the shuttle, but it didn't help. I plan to bring it in to my sewing machine guy tomorrow, but am wondering if y'all have any ideas.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:48 PM
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I would keep on cleaning and oiling. Being a bit stubborn is common. It's hard to pin point exactly where things are sticky, so oil every where, detect all oil points, add few drops of oil, turn the machine and repeat. Let it seep in over night and be patient. I had a sluggins machine that took me 4 days of repeated oiling and turning the mechanism before it freed up.

Remember to oil the point where the needle and presser bar moves up and down in the cast iron part of the head (behind the face plate). These places can take a bit of effort to sort out. Make sure the oil points on top are clean; poke down them with a tooth pick to unclog them. Take off all plates, covers, lids, clean and oil. It's usually more of the basic, and maybe finding a spot that's overlooked.

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Old 02-22-2019, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Mickey2 View Post
I would keep on cleaning and oiling. Being a bit stubborn is common. It's hard to pin point exactly where things are sticky, so oil every where, detect all oil points, add few drops of oil, turn the machine and repeat. Let it seep in over night and be patient. I had a sluggins machine that took me 4 days of repeated oiling and turning the mechanism before it freed up.

Remember to oil the point where the needle and presser bar moves up and down in the cast iron part of the head (behind the face plate). These places can take a bit of effort to sort out. Make sure the oil points on top are clean; poke down them with a tooth pick to unclog them. Take off all plates, covers, lids, clean and oil. It's usually more of the basic, and maybe finding a spot that's overlooked.
Thank you. I have to bring my serger in so might just drop it off and call it a day. This is great advice for my other machines tho
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