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Grinding sound My Designer 1 begins making a grinding sound form inside and behind the bobbin winder area of the machine after embroiderng for several hours. The machine continues to embroider find. Is this a developing problem that should be look at.

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Re: Grinding sound

Yes, have the machine checked out. The noise is probably coming from the belt and is nothing more than an annoyance. Make sure that you inform your technician that it doesn't make the sound for several hours so that he/she will know how to properly test it.

Please take your machine to a qualified technician. A good cleaning can never hurt but a drop of oil in the wrong place may cause your machine to require major repairs. The shaft bearings in this machine require no lubrication and applying machine oil to these bearings may cause them to seize.

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