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Thread: Machine tune-ups...how often do you send yours in?

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    Junior Member CraftyGardenMom's Avatar
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    Hiding head in shame here...my poor machine hasn't had a professional tune-up in about 3 years. It's definitely needed since I sew almost every day, so "old girl" could use some internal love, LOL. My problem is this.. I HATE being without my machine! The place I take it to takes 2-3 weeks. I understand this because they service a lot of machines, and they do an excellent job for the money (approx. $90). But I only have one sewing machine, so that kind of puts me out of the game for almost a month.

    My "solution" to my sewing machine selfishness :wink: is to wait until just before I am due to deliver (I am 8 months pregnant) and then take it in. I'm pretty sure I won't be sewing at least the first month with a newborn and also a 4 yr old running circles around me, LOL. :)

    So how often do you all take your machine in for service?

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    When I had only one machine, I took it in once a year. Not what I have multiple machines, I take one in a year and rotate to make sure they all get their shot at service.

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    Congratulations on your baby. I hope everything goes well for you.

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    I do the annual thing, also. Mine is a bit overdue for a cleaning, although it is not acting up. When I complete my current quilt, I will take her in. Luckily, Hazel (my fw) can do stand-in. Actually looking forward to that as I don't sew on her often enough.

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    I have never taken my 1996 Viking Rose in for a "tune-up" & it has logged a lot of miles. Maybe some have seen the quilt pictures I posted on 1/7. I'm just careful to keep in clean.

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    yearly is recomended.

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    Junior Member Cindy2sew's Avatar
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    I have 3 machines and a serger. I have found a wonderful independent repaIr guy who only charges me $65.00 for an annual. All mine go in once a year tho on a rotating schedule.

    Cindy

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    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
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    I never have. As long as they sew I do the cleaning and oiling myself. Now that I have a really nice Janome that I won at Threads of Time in Danville, Il. at their customer appreciation days I might have to start letting Bill check it out now and then but with the cheapies I've had in the past I just got different machines when they konked. A cheap portable would usually last me around two-four years of hard, hard sewing. That was okay with me.

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    Senior Member Mary O's Avatar
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    Sew alot and do regular cleaning but I have too much money invested in my machine so it goes back to the dealer every year for good cleaning and check over.80 miles away....

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    I have a $100 Brother machine from Wal-mart that is 6 years old. I've never taken it anywhere.

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