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    #16
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    Mine's alway plugged in but turned off when not in use. I do unplug it if I know that we're going to have thunder storms in the summer.
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      #17
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      I always unplug mine whenever I turn it off, even if I plan to return later. I also have it plugged into a surge protector. I feel like the little time it takes to unplug it is worth it compared to having to buy a new machine. All it takes is once and it's gone.

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        #18
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        I leave mine plugged in but I turn off the plug.

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          #19
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          I always unplug . After having my house struck by lightning 20 years ago and everything that was plugged in was fried it has become a habit

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            #20
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            I have mine plugged into a surge protector that has a switch. I always turn the machine off and the protector. I don't unplug anything . . . May have to rethink . . . No, I'm good.

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              #21
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              After purchasing an electronic sewing machine, I went out and purchased surge protector extension cords for every spot I sew in. I keep my machines plugged into them. I have 4 in use at any given time. The hard part was getting some with a longer than 3' cord, but I did find some. The surge protectors have a switch, so I turn it on to sew, and off when I am not sewing.
              I hope it's not using juice when turned off.
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                #22
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                Now you've got me to thinking. I feel safe leaving my sewing machine plugged into the wall but I'm wondering now if I should unplug my laptop computer at night. Since there is risk of battery exploding, yikes! But if I unplug my laptop the battery runs down, is that a good thing, every night? Hmmmmmm. Thank you Lori for calling this to our attention.
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                  #23
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                  Why would your laptop battery run down if unplugged from the wall if you turn you laptop to off, instead of say, sleep before unplugging?
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                  broomstick.
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                    #24
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                    I leave mine plugged in, turn it off and

                    ALWAYS turn off the serge protector. But than I live in Florida, capital of lightening strikes.
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                      #25
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                      I leave mine plugged in, turned off, and plugged into a surge protector. (I live in the #2 area for lightning strikes.) Mine doesn't have any computerized parts, so there's no battery to risk overheating.

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                        #26
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                        I'm another one who plugs into surge protector that stays plugged in to the wall.

                        When done sewing I turn off the machine and then turn off the protector.

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                          #27
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                          I always unplug my machines when not in use. We tend to have storms here and I knew one woman who had her computerized machine plugged into a surge protector when a storm came thru. Even the surge protector wasn't enough to keep from damaging the machine. I put power strips on my walls so it's easy to just reach over and unplug the machine when I'm done.
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                            #28
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                            I always unplug mine, and it's plugged into a power surge unit. I'm not taking ANY chances of having to replace my machine because a surge got past the surge protector. Everything in my sewing room gets unplugged before I leave the room for the day....
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                              #29
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                              Always plugged in to a power surgery. When not in use, always turned off.

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                                #30
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                                My lap top is alays plugged in but off when I go to bed or work and otherwise it goes to sleep after so long no activity. Only time it gets unplugged is when a storm is coming and power outages. But mine also sets on a coolpad that has 5 fans on it and goes when ever the lid is lifted.
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