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Thread: My sewing room changing over to an ER this afternoon.

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    Super Member k9dancer's Avatar
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    I make house calls for sewing machines, so if you live in my neck of the woods, let me know. Sure, I'll go to the UK, but you have to pay my travel expenses. (You might find a more cost effective solution.)

    His advice to use WD40 tells me his experience is not the best, IMHO. All the cautions you have received about it are spot on.
    Don't use 3-in-1 oil either. It took me forever to unseize a machine that had been oiled with it. The patient lived, though, although she was in a coma for a while.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    I live in Massachusetts and there is a "Machine Doctor" in Rhode Island which is only minutes away from me. We have our first house call tomorrow. My Bernina is acting up. :-( I hope it is a simple solution. He only charges $10 more to service my machine than the Bernina store and they wanted to keep it 3-6 weeks. Yes he is authorized to work on her.
    Will let you know how it goes.

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    I have a sewing machine Dr. Coming to my house today also. This is the first time I have had him, the ladies at our guild says he is great. We will see.

    Cookie64
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    Oh dear. It must be contagious! You are so fortunate to have a sewing machine doctor who comes to your home! I wish we had someone in Denver who offered such a service. I hope your girls are soon on the mend and up and running.
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    Ask him if he comes to GA. We could sure use one. Good Luck, Jeanne in GA

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    Quote Originally Posted by gail-r View Post
    The very good looking doctor was here and the news isn't good Babylock Ellegante, he couldn't find any reason for her to be so locked up, he thinks she needs to see a specialist. She is going to the dealer tomorrow. They said it would 3 to 6 weeks But he did also service my workhorse Juki and showed me a couple of additional places to oil her. He was amazed at how clean my machines are and suggested that I keep a can of WD40 to use if anything starts to tighten up and also make it part of my weekly cleaning. He felt terrible that he couldn't fix Elle so he only charged me $50.00. Did I mention that he was very good looking? May have to have the doctor make regular visits, just to keep the girls feeling their best.
    I had a good looking Dr. here too and my machine runs like a charm. His name is Tony with Tony's Mobile in Carson City NV. He does great work.

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    That is good news about the doctor!

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    Well, had the good looking doctor come back to work on Juki yesterday, When he was here the first time he did something which caused to light to go out and told me that he thought he had gotten the thread burr which was causing the thread to shread. Well, i used the machine to quilt 2 15" blocks with some very tiny pebbling on them. Same problem, thread is shreading up top somewhere, before it gets to the tension disks. And now with the light out it is "really" hard to see, Since I had paid him to fix it on Tues, I called him on Thursday and told him it still wasn't any better plus nnow the light doesn't work. he came back yesterday afternoon and re-checked the machine and said he couldn't see anything wrong and asked if I know how to get the lightbulb out. Of course, I didn't and of course I couldn't find my manual. He finally offered to give me my money back and said that he would cover the cost to repair the light if I wanted to do that. So, I agreed. As soon as he left, I called the Cotton Shop in Murray Ut, they had a lightbulb. So, I went right over and Gayla (super knowledgeable) sold me a lightbulb for $8.99 and told me how to put it in. She said to not touch it with me hands, that the oil from your skin can cause them to burn out. So, came home and took old bulb out, (just pulled out) cut the little plastic bag the new bulb was in and held it buy the bag just like Gayla said, and Wah-lah Light is Fixed!!! And yes, I am sending him the bill for the new bulb. I'm officially done with the Sewing Machine Doctorl Sorry, this is so long. Hugs and thanks Gayla.
    Gail in Utah

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    Lucky you...I am not aware of any machine doctors in my area.....LOL..

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    That is awesome! Hope the cost is not too high and they are both easy fixes! Good luck!
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