Re: Thread cutter issue
I agree. I think oil on the cutting blade would attract more dust. I think his logic was that it had gunk on it from adhesive and the oil would dissolve it. He also mentioned that oil fixes a lot of sewing machine issues. I guess he thought he was working on my Singer 221. I asked Jim how to clean it. That tech put a lot of actual grease inside my machine that I know attracts dirt. He was supposed to be getting the thread off the bobbin winder. I sent it to a certified Janome service center to be cleaned inside but I still find bits of grease on occasion. Lithium grease, not oil! btw they found the pink thread was still around the bobbin winder inside the machine. I found some grease in the needle arm area the other day which makes me wonder if he put lithium grease in there when he put a replacement needle threader mechanism in there. The white grease was already dirty from collecting dust. You are fortunate to have a good dealer and local service technician. I am going to drive over two hours to take it to the dealer where I bought my serger for cleaning and servicing before my warranty is up. He has a wonderful reputation and has always been honest with me.
That reminds me, I have never wrapped the thread below the cutter on the bobbin winder again because I use my left fingers as a guide at the proper height until it has successfully started. For a while I was firing up my other sewing machine every time I wanted to wind a bobbin.
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Thread cutter issue
Cas, I have a truly wonderful dealer, probably #2 to Jim and Diane. Unfortunately he's about 2.5 hours away. He has a wonderful reputation and I'm sure he'll find out why it works intermittently and will fix it. There just seems to be too many dealers, from what I've read here, that don't do a good job. And, what some people who buy other machines don't realize is that many of them have to be sent back to the factory even for cleaning. That's why I never included Husqvarna in my machine search. My sister in law bought a top of the line Babylock and her dealer (who does do cleaning) told her that it had to be sent back to the factory when there was a problem with the threader as "there's so much inside there it's too difficult to fix it". Seemed odd as a threader should be outside the machine... and she was without her machine for almost 3 months. My dealer will make an appointment for me so that I can drop it off go shopping or whatever and pick it up the same day. I can also schedule a free private lesson with the woman who teaches there for that time! Getting back to the cutter- it would seem that oil would cause the thread or dust to stick to the cutter rather than take it away, but I really have no idea.