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Thread: learning sewing machine repair

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    Super Member Barbm's Avatar
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    Do you know where I can go to learn sewing machine repair? I've wanted to learn for a long time now.

    I do the basic cleanings but would like to learn tension repair.

    Recommendations? I learn better from a person and hands on, but would take an online course if need be.

    Thanks!
    Barbm
    (owner of 6 machines that need attention)

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    Have you asked at a local store that sells them? Maybe their repair guy would be willing to give lessons, or at least steer you in the right direction.

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    I have wondered how a person would learn too :D:D:D
    I am not shy at all about taking the non-computerized machines apart...but the computer ones intimidate me LOL

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    I think the bigger brands train the repairmen and have a paid class to go to if you aren't a dealer. Computer machines are easy, a new computer board is bought and replaced. Buy old broken machines and start taking parts off one to fix another.

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    I have wanted to learn sewing machine repair also.

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    I know some machines can't be taken apart by the uninformed - ask me how I know. Hubby and I took the top off, under where the thread goes and we didn't know how to put it back right and DUH - it wouldn't work. Had to have it fixed. I saw an offer for a book by a man that told how to repair machines, I sure wish I would have bought it. You might find a book in a library or google to see if there is any on line.

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    I would love to repair my own machines, but I'm way to scared to try.

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    http://www.allbrands.com/products/ab...ogle&ovtac=CMP


    you can try this, but you never know whether or not these books will have the information needed for your machine. can you call the company and ask them to recommend one?

    look up "sewing machine repair books".

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    I would ask the local repair guy where he learned.
    I'm sure some learned by trial and error, but the computerized ones, there has to be a class somewhere

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    I also would like to repair machines. The response I got was to go the manufacture and pay for their classes.

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