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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Brother 1034D Serger...where do you put the oil? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Brother 1034D Serger...where do you put the oil?
My machine stopped TWICE!
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Date: 7/29/09 10:24 AM

Ok, taking a deep sigh here. My machine has stopped twice on me. I oiled the two areas suggested in the manual. But it appears that was not enough.

I remember the Janome dealer told me (when I was shopping around) that you oil metal-to-metal parts. Well, once I remembered that this morning, I looked to see where there were any metal-to-metal parts. Well, there is another spot that the manual did not mention was the rod area on the upper looper.

Once I oiled that rod area of the upper looper pretty good, then the machine worked again.

So, where do you oil your machine?
-- Edited on 7/29/09 10:24 AM --

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Date: 7/29/09 12:30 PM

Same places you were advised to oil. My BL Imagine manual says to oil but not where so I put a drop or two of oil at every point where metal meets metal. You do need to have your serger professionally cleaned and serviced once a year. There are areas that need lubrication (as opposed to just oiling) that the tech can do but you can't; unless, of course, you have the courage to toally dismantle your serger!

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Date: 7/29/09 12:43 PM

Definitely get a servicing! After each sewing project on my serger I meticulously clean the innards, and I oil the places they say to oil. I clean with both a brush and mini vacuum attachments to my vacuum cleaner. This machine will sew and sew, but treat it kindly and then get it serviced! :)

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Date: 7/29/09 3:06 PM

Thanks Muffet and Joanne. The machine is only a couple of a month old. I just started using it in June 2009. It shouldn't need servicing already even though I use it almost everyday....right?

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Date: 7/29/09 4:24 PM

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It shouldn't need servicing already even though I use it almost everyday....right?


You are right. BUT, how much are you using it? If every day for any time at all, maybe it will need it. You say it "stopped." What makes you think it stopped because of non-oiling? Tell us what you were doing when it stopped. Did you try rethreading? And checking your tension? I am thinking you must have done all that, but tell us. Check out page 39 in your manual, and see if this helps, then let's talk some more!
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Date: 7/29/09 6:05 PM

When it first stopped, last night, I was serging a pillowcase. I would press the foot pedal and I could hear the power but it would not budge.

After being a little perplexed, dh turned around and asked when was the last time I oiled it. I keep a log of my "dust and oil" in a notebook. When I checked, it said 07/19 and yesterday was 07/28. I had been diligent to dust her everyday but based on the amount of time actually serging, I didnt' think I "racked" a lot of hours.

Once I oiled her last night, she was started working again. I only had a little bit to finish on that pillowcase last night and I headed for bed. I started back this morning, she worked fine, then all of a sudden she stopped again. I oiled the suggested places as stated in the manual but she would not budge.

That's when the mental note came back about metal-to-metal parts.

So, for today, I have serged since 8am until 5pm (off and on, w/the kids, or sewing a straight on the sewing machine, etc). Plus, I still need to do more serging. I plan on using her like this frequently.

BTW, I did check the threading, tension disks, needles, everything. It had to be the oil.

So, I guess I need to whip out the vacuum to clean her and oil again...right?

How many hours do you suggest I should run her before cleaning and oil?

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