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Old 10-31-2011, 08:34 AM
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I just have a basic singer sewing machine. Nothing fancy. I do however turn it off when leaving the room.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:37 AM
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If I am ironing or gabbing a quick snack I leave it on-If I am stopping for more than 15 min I usually turn it off.I also leave the computerized machines unplugged when not in use-same with my iron.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bj
I turn mine off when I leave the room. I have a small dog that loves to snoop around everywhere. She "helped" me sew the other day while I was sitting there. I couldn't figure out why it started sewing on its own. Thankfully it scared her and she stepped right off the foot pedal, so I didn't get a huge thread snarl to clear up!
Same here. It would also turn my machine off for safety sake if I had young kids in the house.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:59 AM
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Some machines track the time used. Makes a difference when you are buying a used machine.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:08 AM
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I turn my machine off if I am leaving it idol for longer than 10 minutes. I have two lights on my Viking and I don't like having to replace the bulbs so I am quick to turn it off when not in use.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:07 AM
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I turn mine off, and/or unplug if I'm going to be away more than 15 min. or so.

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by JabezRose
Always turn off the 539 and the Bicor. Only can unplug the featherweights and if I go to do that, usually end up sewing on them some more and walk away leaving it plugged in again. Never have unplugged the treadle sewing machine or turned it off.
You are so funny!
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:27 AM
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I have a Bernina 830 and I put it in sleep mode when I walk away from it. On the other hand I have left my Brother on all day with no problem.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:56 AM
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I have my machine and my lamp plugged into a surge protector and I turn my power on and off there. If I am out of the room and I see the light is on in my room, then I know my machine is still on, too. It's my way of being sure everything is shut off at night. On the other side of the room I have my iron and a light plugged into a different surge protector for the same reason...if the light is on, the iron is on.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:29 PM
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I'm picky about wasting electricity. I have my iron, lamp and machine on one surge protector. Anytime I'm walking away for more than to fill my water glass I switch it off.
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