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How To Clean A Top-Load Sewing Machine

A top-loading model is a super common sewing machine on the market nowadays and a great machine for beginners.
Before cleaning, unplug the power cord to keep you safe in the process and then remove the thread from the machine.
Step 1: Take out the needle, the foot, as well as the ankle part.
Step 2: Loosing the screws that keep the needle plate in place and remove it too. Remember to find a secure place for the plate and all of its screws; you don’t want to lose anything. In some models, removing the plate is easier than others.
Step 3: Take out the bobbin case.
Step 4: Use a brush to remove all the lint and thread pieces that may have built up there. Pay extra attention to the hook race area. Be careful not to accidentally push the lint further into the machine. If you let the thread or lint fall into the cracks, you are in for a serious problem.
The feed dog teeth also need attention. Lint can get stuck there.
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