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Old 12-13-2010, 12:53 PM
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Does anyone use anything to lube up their bobbin? I'm wondering what if anything to use? Will it ruin the tension? It's loud right where the arms meet the spool.
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Maybe try some dry graphite.
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Default Re: Squeaky Bobbin

Never had this problem, one would think a rubbing along the side of the nose would lube that. As for loosing tension no worries there I wouldn't think.

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Hi Jimmie,
I've never had a bobbin that didn't need the arms tweaked. My are all Griffin, and I adjust the arms so that there's just enough tension to hold the spool tight enough, and also to keeps things aligned. What brand bobbin is it, and is it noisy with all spools of thread, or one in particular? I find that my Jeep sounds much better when the stereo volume is turned up, so......
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Hi Jimmie,

You can use a candle or bar of soap. The harder soaps work best. Johnston Paste Wax will work if you rub it on and then wipe it off. Usually enough will stay to lubricate the surface. Apply to the metal ball of the spring. It won't take much to end the sound.

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Thank you everyone. Johnsons Paste Wax did the trick so I did my Tiemco bobbins with it. Those were the only ones with brass feet and it was one of those that was squeaking.
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