Oiling The Upper Knife Linkage on Janome Sergers

Janome Upper Knife Linkage Oil Holes (Small)Janome sergers need regular maintenance, just like sewing machines. Sergers get especially dirty, due to the lint created by the fabric cutter. If you look in a Janome serger instruction manual, you’ll probably find a diagram that shows how to oil it, and at least once a year you will want to bring the serger in to have it serviced, either by Temecula Valley Sewing Center, or your local Janome dealer.

I’ve seen a handful of sergers come in that were totally seized due to lack of oiling the upper knife linkage, so I thought I’d post a picture and show where the oil holes are.

Click on the picture to see a larger version, so that you can see the oil holes. You’ll want to use a good quality sewing machine oil, and place a drop in each of the holes. If you use your serger a lot, I’d recommend applying the oil at least once a month.

If you’re not comfortable doing your own oiling, come by Temecula Valley Sewing Center and let us do it for you. We would rather see you happy with a serger that works than a serger that is frozen.

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Reader Comments (2)

Eleanor Yateman on 10/12/17 @ 4:02am

I finally realize what is wrong with my Janome serger .and can it be fixed after it is frozen?

b.gottier on 10/14/17 @ 8:23am

It it gets to the point where it's frozen, it can still be fixed, but you'd need to let an experienced technician do it.

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