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How Long Do You Leave Your Sewing Machine "Idle" Before Turning Off?

Old 05-24-2012, 06:34 PM
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I did have a Singer machine that you couldn't get a replacement bulb for..it said the bulb was supposed to last thousands of hours, so was not replaceable...I always wondered what if something did go wrong with the bulb, I mean nothing is fool proof.. I now have Brother machines, and I usually turn them off if I am not going to sew for 10 mins or more...no scientific reason, just what I do...
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:42 AM
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I have a basic $99 brother machine. Sometimes it has at time been left on for Days!! The bulb finally blew after 3 years, so I will just get a new bulb~!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:45 AM
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I have a Janome Horizon and I usually turn it off when I go and pin and iron. I have also been wondering about turning it off just leave it on until I finish sewing. I think that I will now leave it on and ask my dealer. I am wondering how I get another bulb too.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:52 AM
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I turn mine on when I go into my sewing area to sew and turn it off when I leave for the day. I don't turn it off betwwen tasks in my sewing room. I figure what's the difference between sewing on a large project all day and sewing and ironing and sewing and cutting and....
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:03 AM
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I have a Janome 100000, the computer screen goes into sleep mode when it is idle. I keep it "on" when even when I am away for over an hour or so. When I am sewing it could be one for 4-5 hours (ADAH). It is over 10 years old and I have never replaced a light bulb yet.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:20 AM
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Electric things heat up when they're on. Things expand and contract when they heat up and cool off. Frequent expansion and contraction will cause tiny wires in circuit boards to break eventually. If I turn my sewing machine on I leave it on for the day.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:24 AM
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Have you ever turned on a light and it go out forever? It gets an energy surge and out it goes. I leave my stuff on until I get done with whatever I'm doing. I love light. I've also been told it's hard on tv's to turn off and on. I really don't know.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:08 AM
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I leave mine on for the whole "Session" . One of the hardest time for any piece of equipment is the "start- up".
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:20 AM
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In all of my fifty years of sewing with at White, Brother, and now Bernina I have never replaced a bulb. I turn it on when I sit down to sew or piece and turn it off when I am finished for the day. Try not to worry.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:41 AM
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If you can't get a replacement bulb get this: http://www.ecoluxlighting.com/index.html It works great. I use it for my FW because the light cover is metal and it gets too hot to turn the light on.
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