Where do I oil the machines?

Low pile machines (AK-I, AK-II, ZQ-II)

It's important to oil at least monthly, but more based on use. You can't over oil it so don't be shy.

Focus on the square, white bearings at the top and bottom of the machine. Add a couple of drops of general sewing machine oil on both sides of the bearing and turn the machine on. Do this several times until the machine runs smoothly.

High pile machines (AK-III, ZQ-III)

These need oil more frequently than the low pile machines because they run at higher speeds.

The AK-III oil spots are similar to the AK-I and AK-II. Focus on the square, white bearings at the top and bottom of the machine. Add a couple of drops of general sewing machine oil on both sides of the bearing and turn the machine on. Do this several times until the machine runs smoothly.

The ZQ-III needs oil in all moving parts. One to two drops will do.

Types of oil to use:

Sewing machine oil (best option), 3-in-1. Any lubricating oil will work.

 


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