How to Clean and Oil your Serger

How to Oil and Clean a Serger

Every overlocker requires oiling regularly. Before start to oil a serger you need to clean it from dust and linters. Here are tips to cleaning and oiling your serger.

Recommendations for oiling and cleaning a serger and oiling and cleaning sewing machine you can be found in the manuals.
Unfortunately, without removing all the protective covers is not always possible to grease all rubbing and rotating components and mechanisms overlock.
In this post I show inner parts overlock which can be lubricated after removing the case covers.
Before start to clean and oil your serger you need have the screw driver, sewing machine oil and hard brush.

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Take a screwdriver and remove the screw holding the presser foot first.

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Next, you have to take off the needle plate that is fastened with two screws.

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At this step we will be remove the front cover.
Do not remove this cover if you are not sure in their actions. Especially is not recommended removing the covers in modern models overlocker and computerized sewing machines.
This cover is attached to the housing of overlock with five screws.

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Pull the top of the cover towards you and lift it up.

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Now you need to remove the bottom cover that is bolted to base with two screws. They can be loosened using a large flat-blade screwdriver or using a wrench (10).

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At the bottom of this area accumulate a lot of dust and linters, threads. In this photo you see this area after cleaning.

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Here are all parts of serger that you have removed.

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Here are internal parts and mechanisms of the overlock sewing machine.

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For lubrication overlock is convenient to use a medical syringe.
For cleaning you can use a small paint brush.

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Take the brush and clean inner parts.

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Now you need to oil the inner parts of a serger using the medical syringe. To suck oil into it, you need to remove the needle before.
Note: Use the sewing machine oil only.

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Tips: Instead reading detailed instructions how to clean and oil the serger use a simple rule: lubricate all components and mechanisms that are rotating, move and touch each other..

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Including the bushings that are molded in body overlock.
Before start to oil your serger read manual where are recommendations and instructions how to clean and to oil your model overlocker.
Nips: Do not pour too much oil, use not more than 3-5 drops on one join, especially in the area of the needle. Excess oil can lead to fabric contamination.

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