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Embroidery Machine Care: Tips for Longevity and Quality Results

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Things that are taken care of last longer, and the same holds true for embroidery machines. The better you take care of them, the better they will function. Every machine is different and so is its care and maintenance. Here, we have written a few simple tips for optimal embroidery machine maintenance:

  1. Clean the machine regularly:

    Embroidery machines accumulate dust, lint, and thread remnants during use. Regularly cleaning your machine prevents these particles from affecting its performance. Begin by removing the hoop and needle, then use a small brush, compressed air, or a lint roller to clean the different parts of the machine.
  2. Change needles frequently:

    You may or may not know that needles play an important role in embroidery quality. So, when you notice a decrease in embroidery quality after 8-10 hours of stitching, try changing the needle to see the difference in outcome. Bent or dull needles can cause thread breaks and damage to both the machine and fabric.
  3. Oil moving parts:

    Proper lubrication is essential to prevent friction and ensure smooth operation. Consult your machine's manual for guidance on the specific areas that require oiling. Use only the recommended oil and follow the suggested schedule to keep your machine running smoothly.
  4. Calibrate Timing and Tension:

    If you notice stitching irregularities or skipped stitches, it may indicate a timing or tension issue. Refer to your machine's manual for instructions on how to calibrate timing and tension. If you are unsure, it is best to consult a professional technician
  5. Get the embroidery machine serviced regularly:

    Like any other machine, embroidery machines too require regular servicing. Having said this, you would have to part from your machine for a few days annually or bi-annually, depending on your usage frequency. But once your embroidery machine is serviced properly, it will help your machine work well for a longer time.
  6. Protect the Machine from Environmental Factors:

    Keep your embroidery machine in a clean and dust-free environment. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. When not in use, cover the machine with a dust cover to prevent dust and debris from settling on its surfaces.
  7. Turn off your machine when not in use:

    By turning off your machine when not in use, you not only save energy but also extend the lifespan of your machine. Besides, this practice also reduces electricity consumption while preventing unnecessary wear and tear, ensuring optimal performance and minimising the risk of costly repairs.

So, these are a few tips that can help you keep your embroidery machines in top condition. Follow these to extend the lifespan of your machine while consistently producing high-quality results. We hope that this blog has helped you understand how you can take good care of your machine.

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