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Thread: Compressed Air for Cleaning Machine

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    My machine tec said to use the can stuff too, but don't put the can up side down as the moisture will get inside machine and that is a problem for rusting...Keep the can straight up and use the straw this is provided

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    We had a machine repairman come to a guild meeting to teach us maintenance. He said never use compressed air as it blows lint into electronics. He has seen computers in machines totally plugged with lint. Expensive repair! He said use the brush provided with machine and take the plate off as a lot builds up under it.

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    I have a small set of attachments for my vacuum cleaner-they are quite cheap and I dedicated my old vacuum for that purpose.

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    My Brother dealer where I bought my Innovis 4000 told me it was okay to use the compressed air to blow it clean and that it would not hurt the machine.

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    VERY INTERESTING and informative topic....

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    The compressed air to clean the sewing machine is not very
    good as it spits out mosture into the machine parts.
    Small vacum will be better.

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    My DH says to use a long bristle brush like a make up brush. He works on machines so that is what I use. Have never thought about the compressed air. I would be interested in what others have to say.

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    Either Nancy's Notions or Clotilde's sells a set of small attachments for any vacume cleaner to use for your machines. It reduces the opening down so that you can get into those small places on sewing machines. It makes more sense to vacume it out rather than blow it into the machine where it can get compacted and get stuck in there.

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    i used canned air on my keyboard and it leaves an oily film that attracts dust like crazy

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    I was told to NEVER use compressed air. I have a Designer SE computerized machine. The compressed air would force dirt and debris further in. Use a small vacuum. You can buy an attachment for your vacuum to weaken the suction power.

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    I use the canned air on my machine all the time. It works great!

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    I use it fairly regularly but make sure that all panels are off of my machine and then blow away from the closed areas. It works great!

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    Do not use compressed air. Moisture will get into your machine and ruin it. I was told this by a dealer.

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    I was also told to never use compressed air.

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