A Tutorial on How to Disassemble and Clean a Sculpey Pasta Machine

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A Tutorial on How to Disassemble and Clean a Sculpey Pasta Machine
The Sculpey Pasta Machine rolls out clay and needs frequent cleaning. (coloured clays image by Joe Houghton from Fotolia.com)

The Sculpey Polymer Clay Pasta Machine can flatten clay or mix two different colour clays together by rolling out the clay. Bits of clay or clay residue can clog the machine, preventing it from working properly. The rollers can also become sticky with clay. The Sculpey Pasta Machine is made of metal, so it will need to be wiped and dried thoroughly to prevent rust. For daily cleanup, remove the clay from the scraper plates.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • #1 Philips screwdriver (small size)
  • 1/3-inch wrench
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paper towels
  • Cotton swabs
  • Waxed paper (optional)

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  1. 1

    Set the Sculpey Pasta Machine rollers to the thickest setting.

  2. 2

    Set the machine in front of you and turn it sideways to the right. Unscrew the screw on the right side with the #1 Philips screwdriver. Underneath, remove the left and right nuts with the 1/3-inch wrench.

  3. 3

    Detach the machine's right side by holding and pulling on the right side plate. Also, detach both the front and rear top plates as well as the two bottom scrapers.

  4. 4

    Remove the clay from the bottom scrapers, being careful not to damage the scrapers.

  5. 5

    Clean both scrapers with the paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe with a clean paper towel.

  6. 6

    Remove clay from the rollers on both the right and left sides. Use waxed paper to get into the crevices and the joining sections.

  7. 7

    Wipe the rollers and the rest of machine with paper towels and cotton swabs moistened with rubbing alcohol.

  8. 8

    Dry the rollers and the rest of machine with dry paper towels.

  9. 9

    Reassemble the front and rear top plates and the two bottom scrapers onto the machine's right side. Fit the bolts through the two holes and replace the nuts on the bolts with the 1/3-inch wrench.

  10. 10

    Put the right side cover back on the right side and screw in the two screws using the #1 Philips screwdriver.

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