Be careful about spraying silicone on thread BEFORE it goes through the
tension. Over time the thread can carry the silicone onto the tension disks,
where it can build up and begin reducing tension. It's better to apply after
it comes out of the tension. There are some after-market products that are
tiny sponges which stick to the machine in the thread path. You apply the
silicone to the sponge. We've never found it necessary to lubricate the thread
though. Using a topstitch size 14 needle is a big help.
As for taking
to the roof, remember one has to suffer for one's art!
--- In janome12000@...,
"Jo Lynch" wrote:
> I have not had any
problems with Metalic thread on this machine. I give a puff of Silicone on the
cone & just feed though the normal thread stand ---- this certainly was
not the case with the 10 & 11. Jim I could not see myself climbing on the