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Machine maintenance question

pavluks | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have a quick question.  Is there any potential harm to my sewing machine if I use the vacuum to try and suck out lint, dust, fabric bits, out of the inside of the machine – where I can’t reach with the lint brush?  I used it today after a project that used veleteen (very linty) but only afterwards I thought I should find out if there is an issue with it.

pavluks

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  1. Meg | | #1

    I use my vacuum to de-lint my machine (whenever I clean it, that is).  The vacuum is better than a lint brush because it does a better job of collecting more of the lint.

  2. MaryinColorado | | #2

    For about $10.00, I bought a little package of vacuum attatchments specially for the sewing machine and computers. Most sewing machine dealers seem to have them here.  It is super great to get into the nooks and crannies, especially on the serger. 

  3. SherryV | | #3

    Pav,

    No harm will come to your machine.  :)  Most dealers will tell you it's the best way to remove lint inside - better than compressed air because it won't drive the bits deeper inside as an air compressor might, or the canned air, which has propellants that can muck things up inside as well.

    SherryV

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