so I'm sewing, FMQing my little heart out and the needle starts slowing down, the machine begins to groan, like it's pulling a bag of bricks instead of a little needle, and then it grinds to a halt. I can't even turn the wheel manually without a lot of force.
My husband refuses to understand how futile it seems to put $100 in service charges into a $300 machine that's been used 2-1/2 years, when I would really benefit more from a new Juke 2010Q with a larger throat. Part of me says go ahead and get it, after all, it's easier to get forgiveness than permission; but it's a lot of money to start a fight over.
The broke model is a Singer Confidence Quilter - any ideas how it could be repaired on the cheap?