Sewing machine lubrication
Lubricating your sewing machine is an important part of its regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly and extend its lifespan. Proper lubrication helps reduce friction between moving parts, prevents rust, and ensures optimal performance. Here are some guidelines for sewing machine lubrication:
Refer to the manual: The first step is to consult your sewing machine's manual for specific instructions on lubrication. Different machines may have varying lubrication requirements, so it's important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
Use appropriate lubricant: Sewing machines typically require a specific type of oil or lubricant. Avoid using household oils or lubricants not specifically designed for sewing machines, as they may be too thick or contain additives that can damage the machine. Sewing machine oil is commonly available at Konsew sewing supply stores
Clean the machine: Before applying lubricant, make sure your machine is clean. Remove any lint, dust, or debris from the bobbin area, feed dogs, and other parts. Use a soft brush or lint-free cloth for cleaning.
Apply oil to designated points: Follow the manual's instructions to locate the points where lubrication is recommended. Common areas include the shuttle race, bobbin case, needle bar, presser foot lifter, and various joints or moving parts. Apply a small amount of oil to each point as directed, usually one or two drops. Excess oil should be wiped away to prevent it from attracting more lint or dirt.
Regularity of lubrication: The frequency of lubrication depends on the intensity of machine use. As a general guideline, lubrication is recommended after every 8 to 10 hours of sewing time. However, some machines may require more frequent lubrication, while others may have self-lubricating features that reduce the need for manual lubrication.
Maintenance by a professional: While regular lubrication can be done by the user, it's also advisable to have your sewing machine professionally serviced periodically. A professional technician from Konsew can perform a thorough cleaning, lubrication, and inspection of the machine to ensure optimal performance and address any potential issues.
Remember that improper lubrication or using the wrong type of oil can damage your sewing machine. If you're unsure about the lubrication process or have specific concerns, it's best to consult your sewing machine's manual or seek guidance from a Konsew professional technician.