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Thread: Further info on my bad sewing machine experience

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    Super Member Roberta's Avatar
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    I posted about having my antique Singer that we found at an antique mall refurbished but that came back to me not working. The seller had serious health issues so I asked for some ideas on what to do.

    Well yesterday my DH got tired of looking at the machine and cabinet just sitting there and decided to try and repair it himself. As amazing as it seems to me, he did a great job and now the little guy purrs like a kitten. Wires were totally disconnected on the machine so he had to rewire and put connectors on them. I insisted he be the first one to turn it on since he's not really handy with electrical devices but he did a great job on this one. :D

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    Wow, that must be a load off your mind. Good for hubby. He came through in a pinch and saved the day! Smooth sewing from here on out!

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    Good for him, I'm glad he got it fixed.

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    Glad to hear some good news for you!

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    It is great that hubby got it up and running. Enjoy it!

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    YIPPEE!!! The machine and DH are keepers!!

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    Woo Hoo!! This is GREAT news :D:D:D

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    Roberta, I am so happy he got it fixed. Good luck and happy sewing!!!

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    Good for him! He saved a machine, and now you got a wonderful machine to sew on.

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    Isn't it so sweet to have a Handy Man for a Hubby, I
    have one also and love him to death :D :thumbup:

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    Great for you and DH being able to get it going.

    Don't try that with the newer machines, turn out won't be so great.

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    Sounds like you got the machine and DH both humming.

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    he's a real keeper!! sew something nice for him

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    GOOD!!!! Glad he helped you. Now maybe he can start a little business on the side!!!!! :)

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    What a guy. I'm glad to hear it's up and running.

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    Give that guy praises from the board! Now sew!

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    That is so great!!!

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    Be sure to show him all the nice comments...when I do I seem to get more lil surprises...he he
    Yep he is a keeper, congrats.

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    Yeah for hubby!!! I like how you made HIM turn it on I would do the same if my husband worked on mine :) So happy it now works!!

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    My husband,anything broke he fixes it.I ask if he will make me thread spool holder he makes two.

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    Super Member Connie in CO's Avatar
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    My husband,anything broke he fixes it.I ask if he will make me thread spool holder he makes two.

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    Hey, keep him, when he is willing to selvage a machine by rewiring, etc. He would get his favorite dessert once a week for a month. This really works, even though I had to bake an apple pie a week for a month when mine fixed my machine.

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    Good for you, the machine and your DH! Give him lots of huggies and tell him how proud you are of him...sounds like a keeper!

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    My DH can fix anything also or at least trys to see how it works (or doesn't). He will tackle anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta
    I posted about having my antique Singer that we found at an antique mall refurbished but that came back to me not working. The seller had serious health issues so I asked for some ideas on what to do.

    Well yesterday my DH got tired of looking at the machine and cabinet just sitting there and decided to try and repair it himself. As amazing as it seems to me, he did a great job and now the little guy purrs like a kitten. Wires were totally disconnected on the machine so he had to rewire and put connectors on them. I insisted he be the first one to turn it on since he's not really handy with electrical devices but he did a great job on this one. :D
    Just goes to show it only takes a little tlc to keep old Singers working. Happy for you.
    :-D

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