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Thread: Soooooo Frustrated

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    Junior Member sewtruterry's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta
    I had the exact same problem with my Janome. It worked just fine when I took it to the shop for a cleaning. When I got it home I just put it on the table and continued to use my FW. When I finally took it out to sew again it made horrible cluncking noises and then started skipping stitches. It's in a different shop this time for repair but I'm angry that I had to spend $90 for "cleaning" plus they messed up the bobbin holder so I had to purchase another of those as well, $35 at their shop. If I had just taken it out and sewn when I got it home I could have taken in back then but they insist they did everything right and I must have "damaged" it at home. :evil:
    I'll be very interested in what fixes the skipping stitches thing.
    Sometimes skipping stitches can be solved very easily by changing the thread that you are using or by changing the needle but if those don't work and "IF YOUR MACHINE IS ONE THAT REQUIRES OILING" then oil it because a dry machine will skip stitches as will one that needs the timing adjusted. As far as the original problem stated it sounds as if perhaps the take up lever was perhaps slightly bent (causing noise as it hits on the inside of the machine) or when the needle was lowered to start sewing with "the needle threader not in the right position" you may have thrown the timing off. Hope this helps in diagnosing your machine.

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    My prayers are with you too and your machine!!

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    Is it possible that the machine could have accidentally been switched with another identical machine at the shop?

    I write my name on the bottom of all my machines.
    They happen to be plastic, so I use a permanent marker.

    For metal machines, you could use a dull needle to scratch your name somewhere on the bottom.

    I also wrote my name on the side of my ott light, so it can easily be seen, to prevent mixups in classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpthequilter
    Is it possible that the machine could have accidentally been switched with another identical machine at the shop?...write your name on it.
    Good suggestion. I have several machines & would hate to wonder if I may have gotten someone else's machine back. This is more likely with newer machines, as they are probably more of those regularly brought in.

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    I feel for you and yes there are always greater problems in the world but you still have every right to be upset. You've gotten some good advice about trying it out before you leave the shop. Take your time in doing so, change the stitches and settings while you're there. Good luck with this.

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    i hate it when my sewing machine is not working well....good luck with all tommorrow....

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    Have had similar things happen to me, but good that you are taking it in to be fixed. Trying to sew with that kind of problem can damage your machine if something is really off.

    Here's hoping they correct it soon and you are back to some fun sewing and quilting.

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    Sorry about the sewing machine. Hey, I don't know if you're interested in basketball or not, but MY Sacramento Kings may become the Annaheim Royals. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: I will be pretty sad if that happens, but I will have more time for sewing.... ;)

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    I feel your pain. Wonder why they didn't check it out before they gave it back to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpthequilter
    Is it possible that the machine could have accidentally been switched with another identical machine at the shop?

    I write my name on the bottom of all my machines.
    They happen to be plastic, so I use a permanent marker.

    For metal machines, you could use a dull needle to scratch your name somewhere on the bottom.

    I also wrote my name on the side of my ott light, so it can easily be seen, to prevent mixups in classes.
    There should be no reason that your machine could be switched at repairs although I have seen or heard of it happening but all machines have serial numbers on them. All good shops will note the serial number of your machine on the repair ticket when you drop it off. More likely you may have taken it to someone who says they can fix all machine brands and models and may not be certified to repair or fix your machine. I always ask the repair tech this question "are you certified to repair this machine?" If they respond with anything other than yes I am certified I run not walk out with my machine.

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