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Thread: Another "duh" moment

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    Another "duh" moment

    I have been machine sewing after a long absence and thought the machine sounded rough. So I oiled it all over, still sounded rough when sewing - almost a slapping or tapping noise. Finally figured out, the plate that the feed dogs go through, which I unscrewed to oil in there, was not screwed down tightly (sort of like my brain!). Tightened the screws and she is purring like a kitten. Laziness does not pay off (I did not have, or could not find, a screwdriver when I took it off and put it back, so I used a large needle!)

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    I can relate!

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    Reminds me of the hair dryer at the hotel last week. It wouldn't work! I pushed every button on the dryer and the wall mount then called in my hubby. He took a look at it and ...plugged it in!!!?!?!

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    I think that is why we keep them around....

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    So happy it was an easy fix!

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    Not me I keep several size screw drivers in my machine drawer. Good for you to check it, could have been dangerous if it got loose enough for the needle to hit it.
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    haha yep been there

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    I keep a thin dime handy for those machine screws in weird places.

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    Keep a screwdriver in your sewing kit - I do. In fact, I keep several of different sizes, just in case!

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    I use a penny...........
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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