How often do you get your machine serviced? And do you keep your machine well oiled? My long arm died last weekend. I took it to my Viking dealer for service and she returned it today. I thought I was doing a great job of keeping it oiled and cleaned of lint. But the repair lady told me that there were massive amounts of lint in areas that are sealed. That lint gets into the tiniest crevices. She tells me a long arm machine should be cleaned and serviced more often than a sewing machine due to the lint build-up. This lady has been servicing my sewing machines for years and knows I take excellent care of my machines, but she says long armers just don't know that they need regular service too.