Oiling the Butterfly embroidery machine

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This article Oiling the Butterfly Embroidery Machine can generally be used on most all newer single head Embroidery Machines

Oiling the Butterfly Embroidery Machine

To ensure your Butterfly embroidery machine enjoys a long and healthy life, it is important to oil the machine at the required intervals. However, please take care not to over-oil the machine as oil can accumulate and potentially get into the electronics, onto garments and/or other parts of the machine that were not designed to be oiled.

When oiling the Butterfly machine, standard sewing or embroidery machine oil should be used. It is recommended to oil the machine after each shift to give the oil time to settle. When starting the machine at the next shift for the first time, it is recommended to sew a sample run and to sew each run using Solvy. Solvy helps to catch any excess oil from dripping on and staining garments.

It is also not recommended to oil parts of the machine that are not specified in this guide.

Front needle springs

Oil the front needle springs once every twenty (20) hours of embroidery machine operation. Oil each bar through the slotted opening. Do not place more than one drop per bar per eight hour shift. There is a piece of felt material inside the head that absorbs the oil and lubricates the shaft.

oil front needle springs
Oil the front needle springs through the opening











Main shaft bearings

There are two stickers on either side of the main shaft along with an opening to easily add oil. Oil as indicated on the sticker.

Oil the main shaft bearings at the two locations indicated on the machine
Oil the main shaft bearings at the two locations indicated on the machine
Oil the main shaft bearings at the two locations indicated on the machine
Oil the main shaft bearings at the two locations indicated on the machine



Hook shaft bearings

Oil the hook shaft bearings (two locations).

Oil the hook bearings on the machine
Oil the hook bearings on the machine
Oil the main hook bearings on the machine
Oil the hook bearings on the machine


Reciprocator shaft

Also be sure to oil the reciprocator shaft every 16-32 hours of operation. There is a channel inside for the oil to travel to the middle of the head to reach the shaft.

Oil the reciprocator shaft
Oil the reciprocator shaft











Pressure foot shaft and linkages

Oil the pressure foot shaft and linkages. Oil into the center of the linkage screws (two screws). Move the head to needle one (1) to expose the ports.

Oil the hook bearings on the machine
Oil the hook bearings on the machine
Oil the main hook bearings on the machine
Oil the hook bearings on the machine
Oil the hook bearings on the machine
Oil the hook bearings on the machine













Hook guide rail

Oil the hook guide rail often.

Oil the hook guide rail often
Oil the hook guide rail often