How to Oil and Clean a 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 sewing machine and a serger you can be found in the manual of your overlock. 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: screw driver, sewing machine oil and brush.

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

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Next, you have to take off the needle plate that had two screws.

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Now, the front cover must be removed.
Do not do this if you are not sure in their actions. Especially it is not recommended remove the covers in modern models of domestic overlock and computerized sewing machine.
This cover is attached to the housing of overlock with five screws.

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Pull the top of the cover and lift it up.

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

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

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Here are 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 filled with sewing machine oil.

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Instead of detailed instructions use a simple rule: you need lubricate all components and mechanisms that are rotating.

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Including the sleeves that are molded in body overlock.
Before start to oil the serger read your manual where it is recommended to oil. Do not pour too much oil, not more than 3-5 drops especially in the area of the needle.

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