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Okay, it is quilting beautifully....but, there is a grinding rattly sound coming from the bobbin area. I took the bobbin out and turned it on and it is still doing it. What is that!? This is getting very, very frustrating.


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Maybe it needs to have a bath and scrubbed behind the ears?


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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It got a bath this morning right before I started quilting....probably 40 minutes ago. Sprayed with WD40, wiped out with a cloth and a q-tip, then oil. I have only used this machine about a dozen times since MQS when she was overhauled. It can't be anything too bad....but I'm not liking this.


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Originally posted by Mary Beth

but, there is a grinding rattly sound coming from the bobbin area. I took the bobbin out and turned it on and it is still doing it. What is that!? This is getting very, very frustrating.

When was the last time you repacked the bottom gears....??? that may be your grinding/rattling noise.


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Amy did it in May when she was here for MQS. I might add, that doesn't mean there isn't a pocket of air that needs to be addressed....another day. I think I have had enough fun quilting for one weekend.:mad:


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Originally posted by Mary Beth

I might add, that doesn't mean there isn't a pocket of air that needs to be addressed....another day.

My first guess as well....and your right...take the day off.:P:P:P


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"Absolute rules are about as useless in making quilts as they are in raising children" Carter Houck---1992

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OK MB, this what I mean by "scrubbing behind the ears"... try taking off the needle plate and blow it out while it's spinning slow; do it for at least a minute. Then squirt the dickens with WD40 down through the hole on those moving parts while it spins slow. Saturate the entire area with with several good squirts of WD40 and spin slow for at least a minute. Then turn up speed to spin out the stuff, wipe off the walls, then put at least 3-5 good drops of oil from the top down through the hole (where the metal parts are...while spinning slow, and hit the hook area with some oil too.

Now see if it is still making noise. :)


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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Okay, I'm am not giving up yet....because if I don't get this quilt finished I am going to jump off a bridge. I have to do housewife duties now...but will give my Millie a nice oil bath soon. Then if that doesn' work she is certainly for sell.


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Note to self: My Millie loves to be washed behind the ears!!!

Thank you Shana....it worked. Who knew it would make that sound...in 5 years I have never heard that. I must have been doing a better job of keeping her clean before.


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Yaaaaaaaaay :P I love happy endings!

Mary Beth, where I live, it is very dry here; we have little moisture in the air. So, I have to oil my machine more often. I just got in the habit of it, so when I did it, I would do the WD40 routine every few quilts or so (depending on how my machine was behaving) and ever since I started doing this my machine just purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs. :)

And I am happy to know that there is not a Millennium for sale in KCMO.


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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