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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bravery Is...

...when you flip over your machine, take a look at the screws, and decide "I can probably open this up and clean it."


Then, you pull out all the lint (that's it, really? is this why they want us to pay $70 for an annual service?)


And then hold your breath to see if it works after you put it back together.


Ahhhh.....that was kinda fun!

10 comments:

Katie Bishop said...

YOU are brave! Way to go!

Michele said...

That's the advantage of old mechanical machines - self-maintenance ;)
I just took a class last weekend on how to maintain the Featherweight, but most of it was in the manual. It had been too long, though - I had essentially felted around the bobbin case! It runs much better now.
Of course, DH has no issues taking apart computers, so I'll have to get his help if I'm ever brave enough to try it on my little computerized Brother.

Moneik said...

I've done it before, but there was a lot more lint and it still goes in to the shop for service, so they can reset everything right after I've played all year.

Gina said...

I always take my machine apart. Well if I don't then Mal will. He's a mechanic and he can't see anything with screws without wanting to see what's behind them.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

CatQuilter said...

Jennifer,
EW!A naked sewing machine!!! Well, I never!!!! LOL

Seriously, you've a brave gal. I'd be afraid that I'd do serious damage to my machine.

Thanks for the reminder - it is time for the Pfaff's annual service. I hate giving it up, even if it is for just two days.

Shellie said...

I am doing the same thing with mine. I think it is fun also....

jillquilts said...

That rocks!! I'm coming up on a year that I have had my Janome, but I haven't done a lot of deep cleaning like this. Of course, it still runs great! :)

Mary said...

I take instruments apart at work that cost 20 times what my sewing machines do. So, I have very few qualms.

I did have to slap my husband down when I brought home my embroidery machine (Babylock Ellegante) and he immediately wanted to take it apart to see how it worked.

Lori in South Dakota said...

I have older machines and do all the repair except motors and wiring by myself. (I can replace a regular motor but not a "potted/geared motor). Yes, I don't use my newer machine because 1--it doesn't sew a straight stitch near as pretty 2--it's terribly expensive to repair. And it doesn't take much for it to need repair!

Linda and Piwacket said...

I'm impressed! There's no way I would attempt that on my machine.