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Posted on: 4/16/08 7:39 PM
Last Updated: 5/18/09 8:22 PM
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I just had to have my Huskylock 936 serger serviced for a loud squeaking noise. Turns out it needed a new bearing in the area above the needles. The tech told me when he opened it up it was "just full of junk"...because I had never cleaned and oiled it there!! I didn't even know you should....wasn't in the manual!!. My model has a screw on the left side of it to enable you to remove the cover so you can access this area of the machine. He's instructed me to open this area and clean and oil it as much as I do the rest of the machine....oil every moving part. The new bearing cost me $79 in parts and labor....so hopefully this will help some of you other serger owners out there, too.

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BJ1400 said... (5/4/08 4:42 PM) Reply
After reading this, I checked my serger. I was shocked how much lint & thread was inside there! Thanks for this very helpful tip.
Evemarie said... (4/29/08 4:18 PM) Reply
Maintenance is always cheaper and better than repair! :)
Eider said... (4/18/08 0:18 AM) Reply
Thanks so much, you may have kept me from having a service job on my machine . I went immediantly and checked my machine and wow, it was a mess also .
jhansby said... (4/17/08 5:10 PM) Reply
Maybe they omit it because they want you to have to pay for the repair later??? Who knows, but I'm glad to save you all $80 :)
sewnow said... (4/17/08 12:59 PM) Reply
I, too, wonder why they omitted that from the manual. I just cleaned and oiled mine on Sat.
Tricia Plummer said... (4/17/08 9:34 AM) Reply
Yikes! me too. I just cleaned and oiled mine last night. I wonder why they omitted that info from the manual?!
petro said... (4/17/08 8:04 AM) Reply
thanks for the tip, I'm going to have a look at mine now!
anetJay said... (4/17/08 4:52 AM) Reply
eek !!! thanks , good to know :) janet
 
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