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Thread: Is my Janome DC1050 headed for the trash?

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    Question Is my Janome DC1050 headed for the trash?

    My Janome DC1050 started skipping stitches and cause birds nests on the back of the fabric. I took it to a repair man who told me that since the plastic hook and hook assembly were broken the machine could not be fixed. Should I take it to another repair shop or is it really not fixable?

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    if you like the machine, get a second opinion. Some "unfixable" machines can be fixed, but some repairmen don't want to bother with a less expensive machine . The newer, lightweight machines are considered disposable by some repairmen. I suppose in some cases the repair may be as much as the machine is worth.

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    I agree with bakermom, find another repairman. I would look for the oldest shop in town and see what they say.

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    You can get a new hook and hook assembly ..might even be able to request metal if you have that option..doesn't hurt to find out the cost of a repair to see if it would make sense to fix it or put the money toward another machine.
    mea

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    To replace it will cost about $350 - a repair is going to start at $80 + parts around here. So I think I would get a second opinion too. Do you have a Janome dealer in your area? How old is your machine, are you looking for a reason to get a new machine? If so, then now is the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom View Post
    . The newer, lightweight machines are considered disposable by some repairmen.
    Often the older, heavier machines are also considered disposable by repairmen. I suspect those people would rather sell new than repair anything.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Most of the shops around here want $129 or $139 to service. I honestly don't think it's worth it since the machine was only $350 three years ago. I hate to just throw it in the trash.

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