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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Does any know how to oil Janome 6500P? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Does any know how to oil Janome 6500P?
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Date: 5/20/11 8:29 PM

I was oiling my machine and took out the manual on my Janome 6500 but it does not say how to oil it. Does anyone know if it needs to be oiled?

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Date: 5/20/11 8:36 PM

Hi there. I have a 6500 and the manual doesn't say to oil it, but the Janome group, via Yahoo Groups, says you can, and I've done it; even though some dealers say you shouldn't and some say you should. The dealers on the group, of course, say you should and tell you how. If you pull out the bobbin, in the center of the bobbin case there is a small hole which looks like it has a thread goober in it. The goober is actually a wick and that's what needs oiling. Just one drop and you should be fine.

I'd suggest you join the Yahoo Group because they are incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful.
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Date: 5/21/11 9:41 AM

I have a 6600P, which is basically the same machine. I oil mine regularly when the wick is dry. I learned how from the Yahoo Group. When you remove the bobbin case, you can see a tiny hole with a felt wick. If you place your finger on it and it is dry, it needs to be oiled...but a good oil (like Tri-flo) and ONLY a drop. It seems ridiculous to cart this heavy machine to a dealer to have this done, which is all they do. It doesn't have to be done often, but if you place a drop of oil and run the machine and your finger is still dry, then keep adding drop by drop until a tiny bit of oil shows on your finger. It needs to be oiled every three or four garments or projects.

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Date: 5/21/11 10:38 AM

It's also important to NOT take the wick out of the hole.
One poster did this and ended up with a problem.

If you want to search for the thread to read it the name of the thread is:
Help with bobbin wick on Kenmore 19233
The original poster was tkeller.

ETA: Which reminds me she never updated if it got fixed so will bump that thread to ask for an update!
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Date: 5/21/11 10:41 AM

You also need to oil the needle bar if it is dry. Put a drop of oil on your finger and rub on the bar, all sides. According to the dealer I had when I owned Janomes, the kind of oil is important. Your dealer should sell a high quality oil recommended specifically for Janome machines.

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Date: 5/21/11 5:16 PM

There are a lot more places than just the little wick that a good dealer will oil when the machine comes in for service. They also open up the body of the machine to clean out all the lint and broken needles from under the machine. All manufactures of computerized sewing machines tell consumers not to oil their machines because too much oil can damage sensors. Oiling the wick under the bobbincase is easy and safe for the consumer to do without exposing the electronics/computer parts this is why it's in the instruction book.

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Date: 5/21/11 5:22 PM

Agree that a good service person will do more that just a little oiling.

The OP (original poster) stated that her machine's manual did not have any oiling instructions...so oiling the wick was not in her machine's manual.

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Date: 5/21/11 5:25 PM

What does the dealer you purchased it from say about oiling it?
Or how about emailing Janome.com?

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Date: 5/21/11 6:37 PM

Be sure to use regular sewing machine oil on the wick. Some vintage machine owners like to use Tri-Flow, which has Teflon in it. I wrote Janome and asked about that, and they said "NO!". The teflon will clog up the wick.

If you've had the machine for a few years and it hasn't been to the dealer, and you sew regularly, it would be a good idea to have the dealer service it. My dealer showed us all the lint that was up inside the arm of a sewing machine a quilter used regularly.

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Date: 5/22/11 2:37 AM

Oh boy! That's good to know about Tri-Flow and the wick!!!

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