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* '''Description'''
 
* '''Description'''
 
The Juki 5550-6 has a polished rod that holds the needle with a set screw. The hole that holds the set screw that holds the needle got stripped and then someone made some improvisations instead of fixing the problem by ordering and replacing the part. That wasn't good because we lost the thread guides in the process.
 
The Juki 5550-6 has a polished rod that holds the needle with a set screw. The hole that holds the set screw that holds the needle got stripped and then someone made some improvisations instead of fixing the problem by ordering and replacing the part. That wasn't good because we lost the thread guides in the process.
 
[[Image:Needle_Bar.JPG|thumb|right|Needle Bar part #22906002]]
 
[[Image:Needle_Bar_Thread_Guide_Juki_229-20805.jpg‎|thumb|right|Needle Bar Thread Guide part #229-20805 or alternative part number #110-18801]]
 
[[Image:Needle_Bar_Thread_Guide_Juki_229-06309.jpg|thumb|right|Needle Bar Thread Guide part #229-06309]]
 
  
  
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You need a large-ish phillips screw driver and several medium and small slotted screw drivers. You also need an egg carton or tray to hold the various parts.  
 
You need a large-ish phillips screw driver and several medium and small slotted screw drivers. You also need an egg carton or tray to hold the various parts.  
  
Remove the needle, the set screw that holds the needle, and the thread guides (Juki part numbers #229-06309 and #229-20805 or alternative part number #110-18801)
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Remove the needle, the set screw that holds the needle, and the thread guides (Juki part numbers #229-06309 and #110-18801)
  
 
Remove the small rubber cap on the top of the machine. Its about 6mm in diameter.
 
Remove the small rubber cap on the top of the machine. Its about 6mm in diameter.
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Its probably a good idea to change the sewing machine oil. This can be a very messy process if you overfill it. It will spill on the floor, so don't overfill it! Use new oil because used oil may contain a tiny amount of water which will eventually rust the mechanism.
 
Its probably a good idea to change the sewing machine oil. This can be a very messy process if you overfill it. It will spill on the floor, so don't overfill it! Use new oil because used oil may contain a tiny amount of water which will eventually rust the mechanism.
 
  
 
* '''Last Replaced''' (log replacement date here)
 
* '''Last Replaced''' (log replacement date here)
 
June 21, 2013 - Chris Murphy
 
June 21, 2013 - Chris Murphy

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