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I am quilting a small throw and my machine has dripped two spots of oil on it. First, how do I get them out? Second, why did this happen. I haven't been able to use my machine for about 3 weeks, so I cleaned and oiled it this morning. Did I just over oil? Any suggestions are appreciated.

Peggy

P.S. How many times do I have to read "don't let the machine rest over the quilt" before it sinks in. I guess I learn things the hard way.

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It is possible that you have over oiled it. You can take the side plate off -facing the machine from the front - on the left side, and wipe out the oil and be sure and wipe the light bar, handles, needle bar,etc.


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Peggy,

Here's a quote from a thread in January:

"Be careful when you oil - I always run on a batting scrap after I oil, just in case the needle picks up a little excess oil and transfers it to the fabric... ask me how I know...

If this happens, sprinkle a little cornstarch on the oil spot on your fabric and let it dry - the cornstarch should soak up the oil

Julia"


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I think maybe you didn't need to oil it. That happened to me when I oiled my wicks too much. I really let them go quite a long time before I oil them. I don't oil them unless they are almost dry. I oil my bobbin part every quilt, but not the wicks.Linda


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Yes, you are over oiling :o Before oiling the wicks, touch each one with a dry finger. If your finger comes away wet, don't oil that wick. Don't worry about how long it has been since you last used the machine. Test each wick and only oil them with a drop when it is dry to the touch. The only area you need to oil on a daily basis (when using) is the hook assembly.

Do like Mary Beth said and remove the side cover and wipe up the excess oil.


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Originally posted by Katydids

Do like Mary Beth said and remove the side cover and wipe up the excess oil.

Patty,

I have never been able to get my side cover off because the screws are tightened so tight. I think the guys at the factory added a few drops of Locktite and then torqued these screws tight with air wrench to make sure they never ever ever ever will move again! I even had my DH this weekend with his he-man brute force try to budge one of these screws and he could not do it! We were afraid we might strip the screws (or he'd pop a blood vein in his neck) so we stopped.

How in the world is a girl supposed to get into this side compartment when these screws are bolted in so tightly? There is absolutely no way I can get them to budge. So needless to say, I've never even got to look in that side comparment for maintenance. :(


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Shana:

Take a Phillips screwdriver that fits the screws correctly. Take a hammer and give it a whack, not a tap but a real whack. I have never failed to get a screw loose using this method. What this does is push the threads on the screw away from the threaded area in the machine. It will then come out fine. Some of the screws are put in the machines when the paint has not fully cured and this will sometimes cause them to be a bit harder to remove. I've has screws with damaged heads and the new screw removers work great, you just need a drill. I had a allen set screw head that was stripped on a CQ and this tool worked great. There are several manufactures that make them including Sears.

As far as oil dripping the only way this can happen is over oiling. I have yet to see an APQS machine that has had the wicks under oiled.

John


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Hi Shana.

Just saw your question, but John has already answered. Thanks John.


Patty Butcher
Katydids Quilting Studio ~ APQS FL Store
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Brooksville, FL (Central FL)
352-397-4959, 850-502-0272 Cell
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patty@katydids.net
New Generation Millennium W/IQ; 2015 Lucey with Quilt Path: George

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Thanks!


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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The reason the oil is on the light bar is that you are over oiling. If when you touch the wicks and you see any oil "do not oil". If one is dry only "one" drop is needed. The side wick will never need oil after the firsrt oiling. Enought oil comes from the top wicks to keep this one moist.

John


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Thanks John. My back wick always seems to be drier than the rest and I am guilty of adding one or two drops almost every time I load up a top. I have never had to oil the side wick just like you said.

I am backing away from the oil bottle now. :P


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Gail;

That sounds like a great plan to me.

John


Technician for Country Lane Quilting

KenQuilt and CompuQuilter Sales/Service.

Authorized Hartley Products Dealer.

Website www.countrylanequilting.com

email countrylanequilting@gmail.com

John Cell Phone 816-686-7636

Studio 816-350-2002

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We have ALWAYS left our machine sitting over the quilt wherever our last stitching happened to be! (APQS brand only. Many of the other machines do leak oil overnight!)

The only time you need to be moving your machine when you leave for the day is if you are OVER oiling it! Remember is only takes a small amount of oil to make your baby happy.

Don't think of your machine as an entrant into the "oiled pig" contest!:D


John Mitchell Country Lane Quilting APQS Sales Representative Millennium, Freedom, Discovery

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