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Keeping Your Block Rockit Clean

Keeping Your Block Rockit Clean
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How clean do you keep your Block Rockit?

Have you ever had stitching problems, only to find it has been because of lint build up?

Keeping your machine clean is essential! Read about it here...

Keeping Your Block Rockit Clean

Keeping your machine clean can drastically increase its lifespan and the quality of work it is able to perform.

Lint build-up, dirt, and other debris can cause a lot of problems for your machine. In order to keep it clean and running optimally, we recommend the following:

 

  • Use a dry brush (can be a paint brush), canned air, or air compressor to remove dirt or lint.
  • Unplug the machine before every cleaning and especially when opening and cleaning the inside of the machine
  • Clean the machine before every use.
    • This can be a simple cleaning, blowing away any lint or removing debris.
    • Examine the bobbin area, needle and needle area, and thread and tension guides for any lint that may need to be removed.
    • Refer to the Block Rockit User Manual for instructions on how to clean the bobbin area and bobbin case.
    • Once a year, take the side case off of the machine and clean lint out of the inside of the entire machine
      • Unplug the machine before opening it up
      • To open the machine, unscrew the 8 screws on the outside of the case. Keep the screws in a safe area so that you do not lose any.
      • Use compressed air to blow it out or a dry paint brush to remove any lint
      • Once you have removed lint on the inside, put the side case back on and tighten the screws so that the machine does not rattle as you quilt.

**Most importantly:

Keep all the TENSION DISCS, and BOBBIN CASE AREA VERY CLEAN! A clean machine is a happy machine! 

Leave your comments below: How clean do you keep your machine? Have you ever had stitching problems, only to find it has been because of lint build up? 


About the Author

Rachel graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009 with a teaching degree in Family and Consumer Science. She went on to teach and train industrial sewing operators until 2012. She is now a stay at home mom and works part time from home for Kathy Quilts. She loves to travel, create things, watch movies, go to Disneyland, read, and spend time with her husband and kids.

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