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Thread: I'm only admitting this because.....

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    I have a friend who brought over her sewing machine for me to check it out for her. She had it a bit ove a year and a half. I asked her how long it had been since she changed her needle. She sort of looked funny and said I never even thought about it. We cleaned ,oiled and put in a new needle and now its working like a charm.
    I find out to check the simple things first.

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    I have a friend who brought over her sewing machine for me to check it out for her. She had it a bit ove a year and a half. I asked her how long it had been since she changed her needle. She sort of looked funny and said I never even thought about it. We cleaned ,oiled and put in a new needle and now its working like a charm.
    I find out to check the simple things first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK
    :oops: OK Here comes the dumb question. How DO you clean the feed dogs? I don't think that my machine has ever been taken apart and cleaned or oiled. I do clean around the bobbin and try to blow when I think there is fuzz. But............ I was told that it's not good to blow on the machine. When you blow you just push things in those private places (on the machine) that you can't get at. At this time I can't afford to take my machine into a professional. I only have the one machine and I sure don't want her to get sick. I think that she works fine and I don't want to do anything that will give her a problem. Is there a special oil you are supposed to use? Thanks and please don't think bad of me for not yet doing preventive care. I will be waiting to read you answers. Brenda
    Not a dumb question or I would have done it correctly years ago. Take the plate off just under the needle. You can see the feed dogs, and inbetween the little feet, if you've been sewing a while, you'll find compress fuzz. I use a lot of grey in my quilting, so it blended right in with the silver/grey of the machine. I actually (after turning off the machine - very important) stuck a pin between the feet and low and behold, it was very soft. So I picked it all out. So glad my stupidity helps someone. LOL
    My SIL calls the stuff caught in the feed dogs 'belly button lint'...She's got quite a sense of humor and I love her!

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