Soooo, I took my Quantum L-500 back to my repair guy, again. This time, he first said he didn't think he could fix it this time. Then he said he would check to see if he could get the part from Singer, since he isn't an authorized Singer repair shop. The closest one of those is over 100 miles from me. This is fairly major, the whole hook assembly has to be replaced, at $120.00 for the part. But, I need my machine, I have work stacked up. And he will fix it quickly once he gets the part. I feel Singer made some mistake in building the thing, have broken needles forever. It is a little over two years old. If money were no object(which of course it is), what machine would you buy to do fancy stitches, piece and quilt, and generally sew every day?