While regular cleaning is usually enough to maintain your sewing machine, Janome recommends oiling the machine at least once a year. Use a good quality lubricant specifically designed for use in sewing machines to avoid over lubricating or leaving stains on your sewing projects.
How often should I service my Janome sewing machine?
Like cars, sewing machines do need some TLC in order to stay at their peak. We’d recommend a thorough clean every time you change your needle, or approximately every 8 hours of use.
How do you know if your sewing machine needs to be oiled?
Many newer sewing machines come prelubricated and do not need additional oil. However, it’s usually OK to add a drop or two in the bobbin case if you feel like your sewing machine needs it. The more often you use your sewing machine, the more often it needs oil. Every four months is a good rule of thumb.
Why is my sewing machine not stitching Janome?
Skipped stitches may be caused if the needle is dull, damaged, inserted incorrectly or if it is the incorrect type or shape of needle for your machine is used. Are you using the correct needle for the fabric you’re sewing with? The machine might need cleaning around the feed dog. Re-thread the top and the bobbin.
Why is my Janome jamming?
The reason for the problem could be lint, dust and other debris getting stuck in their mechanism. The solution: Stop work, lift the presser foot and thoroughly clean the fee dogs from any debris. Also, make sure that they are lifted up in a raised position allowing for a proper grip of the fabric.