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Thread: Cleaning your machines

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    Junior Member Cresha's Avatar
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    Just got all of all four of my machines cleaned. I clean my quilter everytime I finish a quilt. The other three I clean about every three months, more if I have used them alot more than usual. I always feel so good after they are clean. When I got my first machine years ago, the kind little old man who sold it to me said if I would clean it every three months, it would last a lifetime (little did he know how much I would sew!) It only lasted about twenty years, until it was worn out. He sold me my next one and then retired. Since then I have bought the serger and the quilter and and embroidery machine. But I never forgot the advice he gave me about cleaning them. When I take them to the "new guy" for a check up, he always comments on how clean they are. How often do you clean your machines?

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    Everytime i finish a quilt, i clean her all down, and change the needle.And she gets a drop of oil in the wick.

    ..the bobbin area is done everytime i have to change the bobbin..

    i have a tiny vac for sewing machines and computers..
    I have the Janome 6600p

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    Interested in the tiny vac for sewing machines....what type and where to purchase.

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    When ever it needs it. If I am working with flannel, I sometimes clean it twice per project, because of all the lint build up. With cotton, after each project. I just try to keep a eye one the lint build up. So, I guess I do it more than every three month. It does not take much lint to mess up the machine.

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    this is similiar to what i have, but i got mine on ebay.and i am sorry, it is the attachments, not the vac itself.

    http://www.ezvacuum.com/mini-attachm...l?currency=USD

    Nancy's notions also has them
    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...achment+kit.do

    I think they also make battery operated ones..but i have no idea how good they work..hope this helps..

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    Check your manual, some machines say not to use a vac in them. I clean mine after one use, if it was a linty job, or after about enough time to wear out a needle. This is just a quicky clean. A real cleaning is done on it about ever four months ( at the change of a season) by me, once a year by the shop.

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    I do a quick clean on my bobbin area every three or four bobbin changes, but my machine is VERY picky about lint build up in a couple of places. It gets a really good cleaning a couple of times a month :D:D:D

    I would like to get a vacuum attachment too!!!

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    RedGarnett..why would a vac be bad for your machine?curious.
    i know for sure the canned air is...my dealer told me not to use it. just pushes the lint further into the machine.

    I also take my Janome in once a year..i plan on her lasting a long, long time.

    I have had her about 5 years now..and this is the way i have always cleaned the machine..my dealer even sells the mini attachments..but they want to much money for them..

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    I know how my machine should sound, and when I notice the diffence, I have my hubby clean and oil it.

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    I clean the bobbin area every time I change it.

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