Originally posted by: otsuka
My memory craft 6500 is sewing loud and I can't see anywhere to oil it, plus no oil came with the machine like my past singer. I've had this machine about 2 years. If anyone knows where to oil this machine please let me know. Plus the stitches are skipping, but I think I just need to change my needle...I hope.
I will second what Digimad says about a drop of oil in the tiny hole under the bobbin case. The hole appears to have lint in it, that is the wick. If your machine is loud, it could also be caused by too much lint under the bobbin case. I clean my machine under the bobbin case with every other bobbin change. I add a drop of oil to the wick only occasionally, but I inspect it when I clean every other bobbin.
Skipped stitches can be caused by a needle that is too small for the thread being used or the wrong kind of thread for the sewing application. I think the first is more likely the cause. I buy needles in bulk by 100 count so I don't mind changing them frequently. If ever you suspect the needle it doesn't hurst to put in a fresh one. Lastly, check the thread tension, it maybe set too high. For normal sewing it should be set between 2-6. I generally keep it at 4 unless I am using an attachment or quilting.
I also have this link in my favorites:
Skipped stitches and other sewing solutions.
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