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    Senior Member quiltingnd's Avatar
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    cleaning your machine

    How often do you clean your machine? Do you have a video or link showing how to maintain your machine? I have a janome.

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    I clean my regular sewing machine after every project. If I'm working on anything larger than a twin size project, I clean it half way through. I clean my long arm after every project and I oil it after every 3.

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    I clean my machines after every other bobbin refill.
    Aronel aka Lee

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    I am a fanatic about a clean machine be it my Bernina 640, one of our vintage machines or our long arm. I clean every bobbin change so I don't forget. Less lint and dirt = less wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aronel View Post
    I clean my machines after every other bobbin refill.
    Same here. But if I'm quilting I clean after each bobbin. I use a few Q-tips but
    lately I found the use of pipe cleaners very helpful. Not sure what model you have
    but on mine I remove the bobbin case and clean under and around...in other words
    anywhere I see lint. Here's a tutorial on how to clean your sewing machine.
    Do not oil your sewing machine if you are not supposed to. I put just one drop
    of oil about once a year in the oil wick. That's it.

    http://esostarikaknitfo.blogspot.ca/...chine-101.html

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    Be careful and don't mistake the wick under the bobbin for lint -- that can be painful. I put oil in the wick more frequently.

    I have a 7700 so I open the door on the left side and clean out all the lint around the takeup lever, etc. I also clean out the area around the bobbin -- sometimes I find that my serger tweezers work well to get the hard to reach lint.

    EasyPeezy's link is good -- I don't like using q-tips because of the lint they release. I use pipe cleaners and the brush that came with the machine. Don't put any oil on plastic parts.
    QuiltnLady1

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    craftsy.com has a free class sewing machine 911 that is helpful
    Brother XL-3500i, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D

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    Probably not enough, but I am getting better. Do get my Bernina served yearly. Did the same for my 1973 Bernina 830 and it paid off. She is now my back up machine.

    Judy in Phx, AZ
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    Every bobbin change.

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    If using a linty thread, I clean with every bobbin change. If the thread isn't linty, then generally every other bobbin change.

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