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Thread: Feeling rather pleased with myself!

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    I asked dh a couple of weeks ago to clean the brushes in my Rocketeer. It was louder than I thought it should be. He never got around to it and is now out of town for work for a bit. Well today I decided to tackle it myself! I had instructions with pictures on how to do it. It was NASTY! The brushes (why do they call them brushes when they look like springs?) were completely black. I used a ton of qtips and two rags cleaning it. Then came the fun of putting it back together. Thank goodness for those pictures!! But I finally got it back together and running. Its still a little noisy but much better and seems to have more power than before. So I'm feeling rather pleased with myself! I figured I didn't have anything to loose...either I would get it done and be proud of myself for doing it or totally mess it up and have to wait on dh to fix it! Now maybe tonight I can sit down and work on some blocks!

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    Way to go!!!!!:)

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    You deserve a big pat on the back!!!!!

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    Good for you! I need to do the same!

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    One minor thing missing...did you remember to oil it? Not just any old oil, but whatever is recommended for your machine.

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    Excellent - we never give ourselves credit for being able to do this stuff until we have to. Just think - next time you will just do it and not have to wait for the DH!!

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    Most of the time if I can do it myself I will. By the time he does and I tell him how, my nerves are shot. LOL. Good job Ginnie6. Now see how long it takes himto remember. :):)

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    Sometimes I think that to be a true quilter you should also be a mechanic. I love tinkering with things, but have learned it is better not to. My son called it correctly when, at 15 yrs old, he stated, "Mom you are mechanically de-clined!" Still LOL (+25 yrs later)!

    I clean and oil all my machines regularly -- tuneups and repair - they go to the shop for professional service!

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    yep! she's oiled and greased!

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    Good for you ! I'm always scared I'll mess it up! Took me awhile to take the bobbin apart to clean! Lol

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    Job well done! I hate waiting on other people.

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    I have cleaned mine but, need some grease for it. I learned when it was newer not to take the top off, it has to be put together just right and I don't know how to do that. I only clean the bottom.

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    Good for you!! You did it!!!

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    Sending pat on back! good for you!!!

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    Good for you.

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    Well done...bit of a tinkerer myself...spent many years alone, so had to....Drives my can-fix-anything-anytime-anywhere husband mad....he mutters and says "You don't need to do stuff anymore, you've got me". Sometimes you just can't win!

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