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    Junior Member trugger's Avatar
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    I use a smallish artsy paint brush to pull the lint out of my Juki -
    It works great!
    I clean out every 2 weeks (when i'm on a sewing tear ;) ), when I oil the machine mostly.

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    Hi, where did you purchase these. Thanks!

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    Hi, where did you purchase these. Thanks!

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    I've heard that you should not blow air into your machine, because it just moves the lint around. Suction it out instead.

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    I use air in a can and a small paint brush to clean the lint out. I've work in sewing factories for many years and we had air hoses to blow out the machines and we had less problems when it was done daily. A drop or two of oil after cleaning, too.

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    Yes....one of the itty bitty mini kits that attach to your vacuum cleaner. I also take the entire bobbin case apart on a regular schedule and clean the machine with canned air.

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    I use a pipe cleaner to get in the bobbin case and surroundings, a lot of lint comes out, imagine if I ddn't use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper
    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    an attachment for your vacuum to clean your sewing machine of lint, fabric fuzz and threads? Do you like it? After having to take my machine for a very big cleaning, I think that I have to work harder to keep it clean. Thanks for any ideas, or suggestions or advice.
    I have a small air tank that I keep in my sewing room and once i finish a project I blow out all the machines real good. Including the tracks on my quilting machine with it.
    Does a very good job.
    Blowing isn't good because it just forces the lint in deeper. And NEVER use that canned air or any blowing type on an electronic machine. I have the little vacuum attachments but they don't fit on the vacuum I have in the basement, and I find them just something else to keep track of. I use clean old makeup brushes.

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    I've discovered that i regularly need to disassemble the bobbin race of my Janome about once a month an clean out the lint that get's trapped in there.
    MK

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    I buy the can of compressed air that I use for my computers and blow out the underside and top every time I change a bobbin. It works so well and because of the small straw that comes with the can you can get in small places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambi
    /clotilde has been mentioned a few time in this tread as having attachments. Is there some way to look up other member's profile to PM them. Thanks for any help.
    Clotilde is not a board member; it's an online quilting and sewing shop - http://www.clotilde.com/

    But you can look up members. At the top of the page is a link for User List. Click that, then enter all or part of the user name and a list will pop up of all the users that match what you entered. Click on the one you want to see, and you get another screen that shows information about that user, including links to their posts.

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    A lot of people have mentioned using compressed air to clean out their sewing machines. I use that on my longarm all the time, since the way the longarm is built the air blows any lint off into the room (where I guess I'm supposed to vacuum it up sometime - hah!) However, if you use compressed air on your DSM, make sure that the lint is really being blown out of the machine, and not further into the innards. Usually we are warned against using compressed air in a DSM for that reason.

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    You have given me an idea. I just purchased the shark vac and it has this itty bitty attachment which i wondered- why did they even include this the hole is too small to suck up anything. perfect! I may give it a try.

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    bought a kit at Harbor Freight of mini attachments that fit on my vac--have a Pfaff and was told not to use canned air on any computerized machine

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    [quote=dunster]
    Quote Originally Posted by Grambi
    /clotilde has been mentioned a few time in this tread as having attachments. Is there some way to look up other member's profile to PM them. Thanks for any help.
    Clotilde is not a board member; it's an online quilting and sewing shop - http://www.clotilde.com/

    But you can look up members. At the top of the page is a link for User List. Click that, then enter all or part of the user name and a list will pop up of all the users that match what you entered. Click on the one you want to see, and you get another screen that shows information about that user, including links to their posts.[/quote


    Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C
    where I am unable to vacuum in the small spaces, I use 'air in a can' to clean out my sewing machine's 'under belly'
    I was told that this is a no-no.

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    wow, i did not know sewing machine attachements came with vacuums!!!!! i will have to look into this.......thanks for the heads up...

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    I do, but i rarely use it. I use an old mascara bursh, well cleaned. A pipe cleaner works well, too. I can get into all the nooks and crannies. I use it every time I change bobbins. I really stay ahead of the lint that way.

    If you're really anal about vacuuming, you can tape a plastic straw on the end of the smallest unit to get into the back of your machine.

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    Some years ago I bought a package of attachments for a regular vacuum that were small enough heads for cleaning my machine---I think I bought them from Nancy's Notions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    an attachment for your vacuum to clean your sewing machine of lint, fabric fuzz and threads? Do you like it? After having to take my machine for a very big cleaning, I think that I have to work harder to keep it clean. Thanks for any ideas, or suggestions or advice.
    Yes, and I love it. It attaches directly to the vacuum "wand" of either of my vacs. It is great to use on the serger as well for all the fluff you get inside those. I also use a few different sizes of good quality small artists paint brushes to get into some of the crevices. It is amazing how much lint you can remove. Also don't forget when vacuuming out your sewing machine to vacuum your computer keyboard. Laptops are especially vulnerable to attracting dust and lint. :D

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    I don't use a real vaccum in the hellhole. I use a small shop vac! It sucks up everything and has no fancy brushes to get messed up. WROOMMMMM! Look out cat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy90650
    wow, i did not know sewing machine attachements came with vacuums!!!!! i will have to look into this.......thanks for the heads up...
    You have to buy these attachments separately. They don't come with vacuums as far as I've known. I bought mine from my local quilt shop years ago.

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    I have the mini attachments ~ work great for chillpads that go under laptops, and laptop keyboards too when hubby has been eating chips at the computer (I keep scolding him for that). Also great for (when I get around to it) dusting sculptures & nicknaks, the little brush head isn't as stiff as my larger horsehair brush, and doesn't harm the sculpture.

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    I have computer duster, which is a can of compressed air, I think it works great. I blow it out when I change bobbin and vaccuum it up off the floor!

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    You can get the Micro Vacuum attachment at JHittle.com
    for $11.88 http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...ls/page_1.html

    My service tech has told me never to blow air into a sewing, serging machine or my computer. This can blow debris into areas where it can cause damage. Always vacuum out the lint and dust.
    D in TX

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