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Thread: when is the last time you cleaned your machine?

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    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
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    I cleaned this before I did a king size quilt. This fluff is all from that. I was shocked how much was there. When I took the bobbin holder out - it was a layer of felt under it too.

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    I clean that area daily and bobbin area each bobbin change on my LA.

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    Amazing, isn't it??? I clean mine about every other bobbin change when doing the quilting and a little less often when just piecing.

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    Every bobbin change...

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    Yikes!

    I now clean mine out after every two hours of sewing. More or less.

    I remember when I first got my first machine I didn't even know you were supposed to clean it. I happen to be in a dealer's store and noticed her taking off the throat plate on a floor model that was the same as my machine.
    She kindly showed me how to do it.

    I went home and removed the throat plate on my machine.
    And it looked worse than that picture above.
    PACKED solid. No wonder it was making all kind of weird noises. :roll:

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    I clean the bobbin area every time I change it and take the plate off (the part under the needle) every time I start a new project.

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    Depends on what I'm doing but for the most part I clean with every bobbin change and between projects. If quilting, I also remove all the plates to clean and oil every other bobbin change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidmona
    I clean the bobbin area every time I change it and take the plate off (the part under the needle) every time I start a new project.
    That's my routine as well, although if I'm working with flanel I'll do it more often.

    And it's one of the things I hate about my new Janome 6500. The throat plate is a PITB to get off. My Husky is a lot easier.

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    Every bobbin change.....

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    This morning, though it was not as packed as your machine.

    Cheers, K

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