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Thread: unplug machine when not in use

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    In tonight's local news paper was an artical about a home fire, resulting in quite a lot of damage. They say the likely cause was a defective foot pedal on a sewing machine, which overheated, and started a fire on the carpet. No one was home at the time so the fire really took hold before neighbors noticed smoke. I usually unplug my machine when not in use, but did go in and check to make sure I had last time I used it. Something to think about.

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    good idea for sure thanks for sharing the info with us

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    That is a great idea or if you put the machine on one of those surge protectors and all you have to do is hit the switch and your off or on depending on what your got going on. Fortunately all I have are treadles and I do not have to worry about that. ;)

    Billy

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    I always unplug my sewing machines.
    I also don't leave the house with the dryer running. Years ago a neighbor's house burned down after she left her dryer running and left the house.

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    It's a great idea. I always unplug my machines.

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    Hi Billy, how are you doing today?

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    I always unplug mine when not in use. I do it because we have storms in the spring and summer with lightening. I didn't want my machine "zapped". I didn't think about fire. This is good info to have.

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    A fireman told me the same thing about a toaster oven, and said to always unplug it when not in use. They apparently "hold" current, or something like that.

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    Wow, who would have thought....... I have mine plugged into surge protectors but I will try to remember to unplug them now. Thanks for the warning. I try to unplug my appliances, but always keep iron plugged in too. Not anymore.

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    I never even thought of that happening. Thanks for the heads up.

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