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Beware of Lightening

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by , 07-09-2012 at 07:29 AM (490 Views)
I've loved reading posts on this board for years now but have never posted one myself. However, I just had to share my woes with you all to hopefully save you the same problem in the future. Had my Pfaff sewing machine and Pfaff Fabric mover plugged into a surge protector and had the current turned off with the switch, or so I thought!!!!! Even though the swich was turned off when our house was hit with lightening last week the surge of power blew out the brains in my sewing machine AND the fabric mover (including a slew of other expensive items in my home). Obviously I am sick! As soon as I realized my "quilting addiction" was going to be affected and I wouldn't be able to sew I lost it. I immediately ran up to my local repair shop and am still waiting for a verdict as to if the machine can be fixed/worth fixing. The Fabric Mover is definitely shot. So a word to the wise, unplug your machines when not in use. Even the best surge proector isn't foolproof. Happy quilting!!!!
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  1. patski's Avatar
    how sad, hope your insurance will cover some of it. check with your local electric company as well
  2. judy363905's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing this information, I also just turn off machine - will unplug surge protecter also..sorry for your troubles.

    Judy in Phx, AZ
  3. Deanne's Avatar
    Be sure when you buy a surge protector that you don't buy one of the inexpensive ones. Buy with the most juells, to get the most protection. Always a good idea to unplug totally, but there is a lot of difference in the surge protections also.

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