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Posted on: 1/19/06 4:14 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 3 people   
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I never liked the tiny little brushes that came with the serger and sewing machine so what I did was just buy those computer cleaning duster (pressurized Air Duster) and it just blows all the lints out of my serger and sewing machine. It's moisture -free and does not leave any residue.

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mrspenguin said... (5/6/06 6:28 PM) Reply
I'm not sure about the concerns.... but I just tried it and blew an amazing amount of dust *out* of my serger!
Dee Slade said... (2/23/06 6:26 PM) Reply
I have heard that when you use this method to clean your machines, you can blow the dust, etc INTO your machine and thus covering the inside with it. This will cause your machine to sieze up. It is better to use a vacuum attachment and take dest away from your machines.
jbackert said... (1/26/06 9:20 PM) Reply
I also use computer air to clean my serger and sewing machine. I think it works great, despite concerns to the contrary.
progress said... (1/25/06 10:42 PM) Reply
Your idea is a good one. Thanks
Mufffet said... (1/21/06 6:30 PM) Reply
There is a whole thread on the boards about the canned air thing - seems that is what a lot of people use with no trouble, so the thread appears under the heading Sewing Machines, and it is worth reading. I have never done anything but brush it out and blow in it...no it seems maybe I shouldn't blow in it. :)
Pam Z said... (1/21/06 2:41 AM) Reply
I've been advised by my dealer not to use canned air to clean my serger or sewing machine. Like Mimicj, I am concerned about blowing lint and bits of thread into the machine.
Mimicj said... (1/20/06 12:49 PM) Reply
I think it is safer to use the small vacumn attachment to vacumn out the lint instead of blowing the lint deeper inside the serger. Check with your friends in the Viking Dept at your Joanns.
 
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