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What is the best way for doing this?<br><br>
I frequently remove the plate and bobbin case from my sewinng machine to clean out the lint - I sew with a lot of flannel so it fills up quickly down there - and I try to keep my machine as clean as possible. Still, I notice lots of dust collecting in various places inside the machine and I wonder how best to care for this. the machine is always covered when not in use, this is dust that is IN the machine, not on it. I know you can get compressed air for cleaning out keybaords and things, but I don't know that I want to blow the dust further into the machine, KWIM?
 

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I work with the old machines so if it's a fancy computerized one or even an electric <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I have no idea what's 'reccomended' but most old sewing machine guys think that canned air is not good, it just forces the junk deeper into the machine, think that would apply to whether it's an old or new machine.<br><br>
What you can you is take a straw and attach it with tape to a vacume attachment and use that to suck the dirt, dust, lint out. I've seen little attachments for vacumes for sale but I never really looked into them, the straw works fine for me and is pretty cheap! again if working with electronics, I'm not for certain what can and cannot be done, although when my DH cleaned out the computer when he changed something out that was fried, he used my vacum with straw but he talked de-elcectostatic and grounding himself. maybe talk to any 2 year old that knows computers, they know more than me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Don't ever oil before you clean because oily lint is harder to get out than dry lint.<br><br>
Are you also removing the bobbin case base/hook and cleaning out behind it? What I mean by that,<br>
there is a bobbin, what the thread lives on<br>
and the bobbin either goes directly into the machine or it goes into a bobbin case,<br>
well the base/hook is what the bobbin case/or bobbin depending on style of machine rides in, it's more part of the machine itself, sometimes it gets real gunky back behind that too.
 
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