You probably love being able to spend hours working at your Juki sewing machines and hate it when you experience any problems. So how can you keep your Juki TL 2010Q working well? The answer is simple - by keeping it clean. The key to the effortless use of all sewing machines is frequent cleaning and at-home maintenance. Fortunately, cleaning your machine is simple and requires only the few steps listed below.
Gather Your Supplies
Begin by gathering up the things you will need to clean your sewing machine. Get out your user manual, a soft cloth, a clean lint or makeup brush for dusting, and a pair of tweezers or a small tool for getting lint out of corners. Check to see if your model requires oiling as some sewing machines need this and others are self-lubricating.
If cleaning must be done, get out a tube of machine oil as well. A mini vacuum that is commonly used on computers or small attachments for your home vacuum can also be helpful in removing all dust and dirt. Replace any old needle with a new one if you have been using just one needle for a while.
Unplug and Take Your Machine Apart
Before you start cleaning, unplug your machine for safety. Unthread the top and bottom thread. Remove the needle and discard it if you are adding a new one later. Follow the instructions in your user manual to remove the presser foot, thread bobbin, needle plate, and bobbin case. The bobbin case is the mechanism that holds the bobbin case on Juki TL 2010Q models and other Juki sewing machines. If your model has a side cover, open that up as well.
Clean and Lubricate As Needed
Now that your machine is open and taken apart, start cleaning with the lint brush. Dust all the nooks and crannies under the needle plate or use the mini-vacuum. Use the tweezers to remove any lint stuck in corners and around the feed dogs. Continue until there is no dust or lint remaining in that area.
Avoid using canned air to do this as it can actually push lint further in and make it harder to remove. Compressed air can also introduce moisture into the mechanical parts. If your model requires oiling, do so according to the user manual. Avoid using too much oil as this could cause the thread to get dirty.
Sewing machines like the Juki TL 2010Q collect a lot of lint and dust around the tension disks and thread paths. While the side of the machine is open, clean the area thoroughly so the thread can move freely. If the side does not open, blow compressed air over the tension disks from the top. This is the only time you should use compressed air for cleaning sewing machines.
Reassemble the Machine
Once you have cleaned and lubricated under the needle plate, put everything back together starting with the race and bobbin case. Make sure the race is positioned properly since misplacement can affect the way the bobbin case functions. Replace the needle plate, bobbin, bobbin cover, and presser foot. Put in a new needle and close the side of the machine. Wipe the entire machine down with a cloth and rethread it.
By following these easy directions, you can provide the most important maintenance that all sewing machines need, which is keeping them clean. Besides the occasional deep cleaning to remove lint from inside, simply brush and wipe off Juki sewing machines like the Juki TL 2010Q after every use. This will reduce the collection of dirt and ensure having fewer problems with your sewing machine!