When you sit down to start or continue a sewing project, you don't want mechanical problems. Mechanical problems can often be avoided when you practice preventive maintenance on your industrial sewing machine. Let me show you some tips I've learned along the way about maintaining industrial sewing machines!
INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE MAINTENANCE- TIP #1
Keep the coil area clean. This is a very simple way to avoid lint build-up and possible tool soiling problems. Simply pick up the car and place it on. Inspect the bobbin area for lint and thread clippings. Be sure to wipe down the spool tray and remove any debris that accumulates over time. To do a thorough job, be sure to remove the coil housing and clean that as well. You'd be surprised how much lint can collect in such a small place. Take the lint brush and clean the bobbin mechanism and the surrounding area. Do not wipe off the grease (as it is necessary for proper operation). Focus only on removing lint, dust and remnants of fabric or thread. This is a great way to practice maintaining industrial sewing machines.
INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE MAINTENANCE- TIP #2
Use the dust cover. I know...it's that simple! Even if you use your industrial sewing machine every day, it doesn't hurt to cover it when it's not in use. It's like using the garage for your car. If you take care of the things you own, they will usually work when you want them to! A dust cover is a very simple way to prevent unwanted dust from settling on and in your car. If you have small children or curious people in your work space - the dust cover gives the impression "off limits". This is a very simple way to practice industrial sewing machine maintenance.
INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE MAINTENANCE- TIP #3
This is probably the most important tip. You really need to oil your car regularly. The manufacture usually recommends this to happen daily. Since the industrial sewing machine is not used in a "factory", I usually only oil my machine twice a week. Sometimes more - it just depends on how much I'm earning at the time. There are 5 oil points on this industrial sewing machine. They are indicated by a red dot
There is also an oil point located inside the car. Try putting a few drops of oil on the felt piece inside the car.
After applying oil to each of these points (several times if necessary), you'll want to raise the presser foot and run the machine for a few minutes until you see the oil splatter in the sight.
INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE MAINTENANCE- TIP #4
Remove the neck plate to get all the lint that is caught between the feed dogs. If you've never done this before, the screws may be pretty tight from the factory. Once you remove these screws, you can remove the board and give the area a proper dusting. Make sure that lint or debris does not accidentally fall into the oil pan. Depending on how much you use your industrial sewing machine will determine how often you need to clean under the neck plate.
until you see the oil splash in the sight.
INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE MAINTENANCE- TIP #5
Although you don't need to change the oil in your car once or twice a year or so (depending on usage), you should make sure to keep the oil as clean as possible. One way to help would be to lift the car only if you need to check the oil level or for maintenance. It is not recommended to lift the machine to remove a coil. This can unnecessarily expose your oil to foreign objects. If you see pins, loose threads, dust or debris in the oil pan - you need to remove this as soon as possible. You don't want the oil pump to accidentally get anything but oil into its system. Keep it clean!
If you experience problems even after practicing these basic maintenance tips, contact your dealer for assistance. Most shops are very friendly and able to help you either in person or over the phone. It's always nice to enjoy the equipment you've invested in. Just be sure to take care of it and you should enjoy your industrial sewing machine for years and years to come!