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Oh NO!! My sewing machine is smoking!!

Oh NO!! My sewing machine is smoking!!

Old 11-27-2011, 06:14 AM
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Glad you saw it happen. Years ago during the night my mom's machine shorted and caught on fire. Our dog woke us up and my dad put out the fire, and everybody was ok, Thank God. Everyone unplug your machines when they're not being used. Happy quilting!
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:24 AM
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Glad you noticed it and unplugged the machine before it caught fire. That's scary!!! Hope the machine can be saved and there isn't too much damage.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:51 AM
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Oh no! So happy you were there when it decided to start sewing! I have an idea a Viking dealer can fix it for you.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:04 AM
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I'm sorry your machine is smoking -

Thank you for the reminder to check the wiring on our machines - or to have the wiring checked. I had a short in a foot pedal - it would get very hot - I would not have noticed if I had been wearing shoes.

My DH took the Necchi BU in for a new belt - the tech noticed it had some bad wiring and replaced them.

How many of our other appliances are still "on" when they are plugged in - are our automatic shut-off irons really "off" if they are still plugged in?

Is the toaster really "off" while it's still plugged in? When I start thinking about these things, it kind of scares me!
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:18 PM
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best of luck toyou - hope it can be salvaged.
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