I have been reading some threads about the cost of having your machine serviced, and the exhorbitant prices you were charged. I have just had my Brother machine serviced and cleaned as I have had it for about 6 years and have never had it looked at. The chap came to my house to do it. It took him about an hour and a half, and the charge was £30 which is about 45 dollars. Quite a difference, don't you agree?