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    Junior Member QuiltedComforts's Avatar
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    My grandma sent me her old Kenmore Mini Ultra a couple of years ago. I never really used it much due to the fact that it would freeze up all the time. Well, a couple weeks ago I was teaching my 9 year old how to sew on it and almost threw it through a wall, it had me so frustrated. I pulled it out today and started taking it apart to try and see if I could get it to work... I was looking around, moving the wheel trying to see if something was bent and something white caught my eye...
    THERE WAS A PACKING PEANUT STUCK IN THE TOP!!! I feel really dumb now, lol! I've been easily quilting rag quilt blocks for the past hour and a half while my embroidery machine is running. It works great now!!!

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    Glad you got it running!!!

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    Great.... keeping right on sewing and quilting. Have fun. That's about what happened to my HP printer a while back. It would hang up and stop printing. I finally found that the cat had been playing with a coke lid and it had gotten back in the printer. I had already decided it was gone, before I found the lid. So don't feel stupid.

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    Don't feel stupid! I haven't sewn on my Singer for a few weeks, I went down tonight to sew an Autumn panel. The machine would go backwards but not forwards. I was so mad I took the whole machine apart and oiled everything that moved and it still wouldn't move forward. I leaned in real close and listened as I turned the wheel. I kept hearing a click noise. Guess what was wrong? I had it in the bobbing winding position!!!! That's all it was! I put the machine back together and had only one bolt and one washer left LOL!

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    You may feel stupid, but just think - you didn't have to hear about the peanut from the repairman! I have a featherweight driving me nuts...I'd LOVE to find a packing peanut in it, if that would would solve the problem!

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    Who would look for a peanut? Don't feel stupid.

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    Glad the fix was so simple, just wish you could have found it before it got the best of you. :)

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    snicker, grammanan, I do that. Then,next time I get those left overs out and sometimes they disappear when I've reassembled. Amazing, huh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltedComforts
    My grandma sent me her old Kenmore Mini Ultra a couple of years ago. I never really used it much due to the fact that it would freeze up all the time. Well, a couple weeks ago I was teaching my 9 year old how to sew on it and almost threw it through a wall, it had me so frustrated. I pulled it out today and started taking it apart to try and see if I could get it to work... I was looking around, moving the wheel trying to see if something was bent and something white caught my eye...
    THERE WAS A PACKING PEANUT STUCK IN THE TOP!!! I feel really dumb now, lol! I've been easily quilting rag quilt blocks for the past hour and a half while my embroidery machine is running. It works great now!!!

    I hope you at least got a chuckle out ot this. We all have those kinds of stories.

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    Glad you got it running. I'm sure Grandma is very proud to know your using it.
    Now off topic for a second. I used to live by the Puyallup fair grounds. Has anything changed there? I have been gone now almost 3 years.
    Faith
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