Hi Guest, Welcome to the quilting forums, register now —or—

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Block Queen

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    webster, ny
    Posts
    148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default ideal temperature

    Does anyone know the ideal temperature range for a computerized sewing machine? I have my machine in a garage loft during the summer at camp in Northern NYS. It is non-insulated and it does get hot at times (we have a big noisy fan) - I just don't want to fry my machine!

  2. #2
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Licking, Missouri USA
    Posts
    23,854
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ideal temperature

    I understand your concern but I don't really know. I would also be concerned about the humidity as much as the temperature. Maybe Google it?

  3. #3
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,361
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ideal temperature

    I'd contact the manufacturer or a reputable repair person in your area. Do you have someone you'd take your baby to the spa to get cleaned and tuned up?
    Katrina


    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
    ― Maya Angelou

  4. #4
    Block Queen

    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    130
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ideal temperature

    Generally speaking, if you don't want to be in a particular temperature, neither does your machine. The cyclical heating and cooling are not good for the electronic components, metal parts or plastic used for coverings, and can cause warping, cracking and the formation of condensation. And as far as I know, sewing machines do not have fans that can be used to keep the internal temps steady. Most modern sewing machines are just computers with a needle.

  5. #5
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Tinley Park, Illinois
    Posts
    5,431
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ideal temperature

    Electronics do not do well in extreme heat or cold. Your attic could reach temperatures over 150 degrees in the summer. Humidity is just as bad. Please store your machine somewhere in your home other than the attic.

  6. #6
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,267
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ideal temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharyn J View Post
    Electronics do not do well in extreme heat or cold. Your attic could reach temperatures over 150 degrees in the summer. Humidity is just as bad. Please store your machine somewhere in your home other than the attic.
    Absolutely, do it, please!
    “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ― John Muir
    “We can be many things in this life, choose to be kind!” ― author unknown

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •