Ladies, I've had this marvelous machine for nearly 18 years - I'm guessing. The light behind the stitch choice panel is really growing dim. Somebody please tell me they don't think the mother board is dying. I definitely can't afford a new one. Otherwise it sews fine. But sometimes I have to "remember" where that stitch choice was - like the triple zig zag for instance - because it's too dim to see it on the panel.
I've read that Pfaff is no longer making their machines in German. True or False? And that repair parts for the 7550 might be hard to find. True of False? If I DID have to replace this machine, what on the market today is comparable for general all around sewing and for some modest quilting?