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    Machine off/on

    As I was reading the post about cleaning your bobbin area, the first advice was unplug/turn off the machine. Great advice but who actually unplugs/turns off their machine to clean out the bobbin area? I know I should to be safer but then how do I see the lint? Are their any other rebels on QB?

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    I don't. I'm lazy. I haven't had a problem. Besides, I need the light to see what I'm doing. :O)

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    I usually do. I use my ott light and a pen flashlight to make sure I get all the lint out.

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    Lesson learned: If I don't turn off the machine, I engage the bobbin winder so the machine won't start sewing when changing needles, bobbins, or lint removing, if I bump the sewing pedal.
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    I turn off the machine before I do any service to it. Last thing I need is my fingers or my long hair caught in it.
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    Never! I don't even consider it and I'm not aware that I need the machine light for any reason. I do a quick swishing with an art paint brush in bobbin area and feed dogs with each bobbin change.

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    Yes I turn off and unplug my machine. I have accidently pushed the foot peddle/knee bar or the reverse stitch so that the machine will take a stitch. not only could be dangerous to fingers but also could jam needle or bobbin if bobbin is not in correct position.!!!!! Turning off machine is cheaper than repair.

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    I don't turn off or unplug the machine but I do unplug the foot pedal. I'm pretty sure *I* won't bump it, but my dog loves to lay on my feet and he presses the pedal sometimes.

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    I don't turn it off. I stick a brush in there. Not my fingers! I know it is the proper thing to do. But, I'm guilty as charged!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Lesson learned: If I don't turn off the machine, I engage the bobbin winder so the machine won't start sewing when changing needles, bobbins, or lint removing, if I bump the sewing pedal.
    Humm good idea. I just use my brush and go but this would be a tad safer Smart girl BellaBoo

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