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Topic Title: Janome 6600 Bobbin squeaking
Topic Summary: FMQ Bobbin
Created On: 10/11/2009 05:26 PM
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 10/11/2009 05:26 PM
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RORLady

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I've read all the messages regarding the FMQ blue marked bobbin case and purchased it for my 6600P. When using the new case my machine starts squeaking. I remembered someone had recommended using a teflon washer in the bobbin case. So today I checked all my local hardware stores and no one carries "teflon" washers. Any ideas where I might get one?

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ROR Lady

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ROR Lady
 10/11/2009 09:14 PM
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Warbler

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Here are the Bobbin washers you have been looking for...

I also recommend placing a tiny drop of sewing machine oil in the wick located in the center of the bobbin race beneath the bobbin case.... maybe even lightly rubbing a bit of oil on the bottom of the bobbin holder itself. The washers are not really used to reduce squeeks per se but to reduce backlash when Free Motion Quilting. If you get thread nests or eyelashes when free motion quilting these washer will help.

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Janome MC6600, Bernina 240, Juki MO735 serger, 1948 221-1, 1951 201-2
 10/12/2009 09:14 AM
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nmsew

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What are you describing as 'eyelashes'? Do they usually happen on the top side of the quilt or on the backing side?

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 10/12/2009 01:05 PM
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RORLady

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Warbler,

Thanks for the advice. For some reason, the squeaking has stopped on its own. But I'm going to apply the oil anyhow.

I joined this forum a couple of weeks ago and have learned so much already.

I really appreciate your reply.

ROR Lady

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ROR Lady
 10/12/2009 01:31 PM
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MOM

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At times when the bobbin begins to get low it will start to squeak. The bobbins like to be full.
 10/13/2009 08:05 PM
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Warbler

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Rorlady, Glad to know the squeak went away! Mom is right about the Janome bobbins liking to be full, If the bobbin begins to wobble and chatter, I know it is low. Instead of throwing that thread away, I take the whole bobbin and place it on the spool spindle and use up the rest of the thread when I am peicing small parts of a block. That way, when I run out of thread, I won't be in the middle of a seam.


Nmsew, Eyelashes on the back of a quilt are those funny looking stitches where the top thread is being pulled to the underside of the quilt. They show especially when rounding corners of free motion quilting. It occurs when the bobbin tension is too tight and when moving the quilt to form a loop or tight curve and doing so too quickly. The blue marked bobbin holder for FMQ'ing was designed to address this problem. It has a lower tension setting than the standard bobbin holder.



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Janome MC6600, Bernina 240, Juki MO735 serger, 1948 221-1, 1951 201-2

Edited: 10/13/2009 at 08:30 PM by Warbler
 10/24/2009 06:31 PM
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mamaw

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I had that problem and took it in to be serviced and it only need oiling. They showed me to oil it on the upper lip. It worked.
 10/25/2009 09:07 PM
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Warbler

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Originally posted by: mamaw

I had that problem and took it in to be serviced and it only need oiling. They showed me to oil it on the upper lip. It worked.


Mamaw, What exactly do you mean by the upper lip ...of the bobbin holder?

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Janome MC6600, Bernina 240, Juki MO735 serger, 1948 221-1, 1951 201-2
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