Initial Maintenance

  1. Unpacking the AMAYA
  2. Configuring & Loading Software
  3. Connecting the Machine
  4. Powering Up the Machine
  5. Upper Threading
  6. Bobbin Threading
  7. Initial Maintenance

This section will describe how to perform the initial maintenance on the machine. While the machine was tested and run in production, it is beneficial to perform a few maintenance procedures after the machine has been delivered. This will ensure that your machine is properly lubricated for operation.

The machine must be powered up and communicating with AMAYA OS in order to complete these procedures.

Rotary Hook

CAUTION: Never attempt to remove or insert the bobbin while the machine is in operation.

  1. The bobbin case can be removed from the lower arm of the AMAYA by locating the release lever on the bobbin case.
  2. Pull forward on this lever until the case is free from the machine.
  3. Clean the rotary hook and trimmer area with a brush or canned air.
  4. Apply one drop of sewing machine oil to the hook oiling point shown in the photograph.
  5. Insert the bobbin and case in the machine with the pigtail facing up. Push on the bobbin case until it snaps into place.
  6. Test the bobbin orientation by pulling on the thread. The bobbin should rotate counter-clockwise.
  7. Trim the thread to 2 - 3 inches.

Oiling the Needle Drive

  1. Move the needlecase to needle #16. To do this, use the needlecase key and the right arrow key on the keypad of the AMAYA. This will move the needlecase right. Continue moving the needlecase until needle 16 is the active needle (has the presser foot behind it).
  2. In AMAYA OS, select Tools and then Maintenance from the drop-down.
  3. Click on the Head Timing tab.
  4. Click on Top Center.
    Top Center
  5. Place 25 drops of sewing machine oil in the oiling channel located to the left of the needle case
  6. Allow the machine to sit without running for ten minutes. This allows the oil to distribute correctly.
  7. After the time has elapsed, click on Head Up.
  8. Click OK to close the window.

Oiling the Needle Bars

  1. Remove the needle case access cover by pulling it toward you slightly and sliding it off the needle case to either side. Be careful doing this as it is easy to accidently unthread the needles. To avoid this, you may wish to raise the pinch levers and pull extra thread through the needles before starting.
  2. Add a drop of sewing machine oil to each needle bar at the bottom of the needle case.
  3. Reattach the needle case access cover.
  4. Apply a drop of sewing machine oil directly to each needle bar located just behind each take-up lever.

The initial maintenance is now complete.