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    Machine Maintenance

    There is a set of videos here on youtube - several of them by this lady, in detail on how to clean and maintain your machine.
    Here is the first one; you can click on the the others in order.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONcv50OoQYk

    Do any of you do this?
    Sewing mends the soul.
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    Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

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    ~ Madeleine L'Engle


    #2
    Re: Machine Maintenance

    I don't do maintenance on my machine yet simply because I didn't want to void my warranty. But I might start since my year is up!! TFS
    Michele

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      #3
      Re: Machine Maintenance

      I take mine in once a year and have it cleaned. I don't want to do anything that might keep my machine from working. I use it everyday!!
      Shirley :icon_bigsmile:

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        #4
        Re: Machine Maintenance

        I just bought mine this past February, so I haven't taken it in for service yet. Since the new grandbaby will be here December 29, my plan is to take it in while I'm off from work. I'm thinking I'll be playing with the new "little man" too much to be doing any sewing.

        Oh, and thanks for the suggestion about buying a floor model. I hadn't thought of that.

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          #5
          Re: Machine Maintenance

          Thanks for the link.

          I do try to maintain myself..then take it in once a year. Unless they break and have to go in for repairs.

          LOL, I haven't had to maintain much in the last year. But, this latest break I am going to repair myself, so a good cleaning would be a nice thing to do while waiting on that part!!

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            #6
            Re: Machine Maintenance

            awesome... i am doing it right after all.
            all the best
            Gina

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              #7
              Re: Machine Maintenance

              Me too! Thanks for the tutorial. It's a good reminder of how to clean your machine.
              Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                #8
                Re: Machine Maintenance

                That is so informative thank you for sharing this with us.I have to get to this job although i do try to keep my machine clean when possible.
                Quilting is good therapy.

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                  #9
                  Re: Machine Maintenance

                  Great tips! I watched the whole series. A friend suggested not to use canned air, because it shoves the gunk in and the point is to get it out. I searched and searched for a small vacuum to use. After reading reviews of many hand held and usually battery operated types, I opted to get a set of 'stepped down' attachments for a regular vacuum. I was worried that I'd suck something important out, but that hasn't been the case. It works great. Also great for crumbs in the computer! I dug out our 1 gal. mini-shop vac and keep that in the crafty corner for all sort so of quick clean up jobs.

                  Now where's my mini oil thingie?
                  Best regards!
                  Ranger Anna
                  www.i-ranger.blogspot.com

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                    #10
                    Re: Machine Maintenance

                    Hi Anna
                    I haven't got a mini vac - thanks for the reminder. I do get good use out of tweezers, lol.

                    The quilt on your blog is simply mahvelous, darlin, simply mahvelous.
                    Sewing mends the soul.
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                    Do the math; count your blessings
                    Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

                    http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
                    ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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                      #11
                      Re: Machine Maintenance

                      Originally posted by Blondie View Post
                      Hi Anna
                      I haven't got a mini vac - thanks for the reminder. I do get good use out of tweezers, lol.

                      The quilt on your blog is simply mahvelous, darlin, simply mahvelous.
                      I would like to get a mini vac. My computer has it's share of crumbs since baby sits on my lap and is entertained by pretzels and crackers. I would never get crumbs on my computer!!

                      a new blog to check out?? Yippee skippee!! I am there now!

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                        #12
                        Re: Machine Maintenance

                        I have one and they are wonderful. I used it on my knitting machines too as they get a case of the fuzzies on a regular basis. I have the type that attaches to a reg vacuum.
                        I recently dropped a needle I was changing and dropped it inside my machine. I can't find it and was afraid to run my machine for fear of damaging it. I finally got brave and it runs fine. It's probably laying on the bottom of the case hopefully far away from any moving parts. I don't know how to get at it and was afraid if I vacuumed it might put it someplace else since I don't know where it is and can't get to it. I'd have to tear the machine down. I'm waiting for my repair guy to come to Joann's to take it in to him. Any suggestions?
                        Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                          #13
                          Re: Machine Maintenance

                          Jan I once had a needle inside my machine (don't ask ), I didn't even know it and the machine worked fine. The service man found it while doing routine serve and said I was extremely lucky as it was sitting on the computer board and could have shorted across the board and destroyed the panel...that would have been very expensive to replace.
                          Lynn

                          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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