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« on: June 22, 2008 04:27:25 PM »

I'm having an incredibly odd problem. I just bought a new machine because my old one died a slow death. I'm not an expert by any means and really only use it for simple things.

Well, I started sewing with my new machine (it's a brother something, if it matters I can pull it up) and the thread that shows on the top of what I'm sewing is turning black..... It seems like there is oil coming off my my machine onto the thread. I checked over the manual and got exactly nothing related to that.

This is my first new machine so I'm feeling like kind of a dunce. Anyone have any ideas?

« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008 04:38:10 PM »

yes it is oil. Grab a scrap of fabric & sew all over it untill there is no more oily thread. Also make sure your threaded correctly, usually oil gets on the fabric from other places, not the thread.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008 04:47:38 PM »

Will do! Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything.....

« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008 07:46:15 PM »

Probably not, it is rather common with a machine that has been recently serviced. Often a tech will leave a little square of fabric in the needle of the machine with the needle down to help wick out the extra oil that may be in the mechanism. This should stop pretty quick with a little sewing time on a scrap.  If it continues for any length of time or it reoccurs...get that baby back to the shop while your warranty is fresh.  It would be highly unusual. 
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