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Thread: What Temperature is Safe for My Computerized Sewing Machine?

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    Senior Member cmw0829's Avatar
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    Hi,

    I have a Viking 1+. Tomorrow night I have a quilting class after work. I probably will not be able to get home first. The temp tomorrow will be 40 degrees (farenheit).

    Is it safe to leave my machine in the car all day at this temperature?

    If not, I can beg my husband to meet me along the way, but he may have a hard time doing that.

    Thanks.

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    Hmmmm, that is the borderline I think for temp...It will be warmer in the car if the sun is shinning. Any doubts have DH help.......:)

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    40 degrees should be okay as long as it is allowed to reach room temperature before you plug it in and turn it on.

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    Could you take it in to work with you? The problem would arise from having the temp equalize too quickly when you take it into class and could cause condensation. You might contact your dealer or the manufacturer for specifics.

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    I hadn't thought of condensation(just temp), better not to take any chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I hadn't thought of condensation(just temp), better not to take any chance.
    Yes moisture and anything computerized ... do not play well together.

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    When I have to take my machine with in colder temps I wrap it in a polar fleece blanket...put the blanket on the floor of the car and wrap the 4 sides around the machine and case...
    It may sound silly but, it gives a extra layer of warmth. Besides if someone looks in the window...all that they see is a polar fleece on the floor of the car...not a machine.

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    i would be more concerned with heat from the sun shining in the car (cooking) your machine than worried about it being too cold...it will be fine in 40 degree temps. but put it on the floor, maybe with something draped over it to protect it from the sun or put it into the trunk.
    i have a viking designer one and it has been in the cold for hours many many times...without problem...if it freezes you need to let it come to room temperature before plugging in and turning on. :thumbup:

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    I really don't know the answer to your question, but couldn't you bring your machine into work and tuck it away somewhere?

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    I wouldn't leave it in the car for many different reasons, to risky.

    Should you leave it in there, try to cover the machine as best as you can.

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