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Bernina Virtuosa 150 Quilters Edition

I recently had my machine cleaned and the top thread is coming out "grungy"...oily...i'm afraid it was oiled? I have taken the whole machine apart and recleaned it myself...it is a VERY fine silvery substance on the thread so i can't so with white thread at ALL...PLEASE HELP!!

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I would start out by putting some cleaner (409) on a q-tip and run it everywhere the thread touches. Guides, tension discs, the under side of the needle plate gets missed alot. Around the hook casing. Then I would just keep sewing on scraps, I know this wastes thread but eventually it will clean itself. A very close zigzag satin stitch would work best.

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