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Thread: My sewing room changing over to an ER this afternoon.

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    My sewing room changing over to an ER this afternoon.

    I have 2 machines that are in need of the doctor. One is critical, totally seized and the other is just not feeling up to par. The Sewing Machine Doctor will be here today at 3:30. How cool is that! A doctor who still makes house calls! I love the idea that I don't have to take my machines in somewhere and have them just sit for 2 weeks waiting for it to be their turn. This is the first time I have used this person but he has great reviews. He is actually listed as the "Sewing Machine Doctor". I'll let you know how it goes.
    Gail in Utah

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    Oh Wow! What a convenience! Yes, it is very cool. Watch what he does closely and maybe you'll be able to do a little surgery yourself the next time before a machine has a seizure. Wish we had a Sewing Machine Doctor around here. There's a Floor Doctor running around here, but that's all. heh heh heh

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    Oh how cool, I hope your girls are feeling better soon!!!!

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    That is so cool - I would love to have someone come to the house and service them all at once. Besides the lack of down time, it would be the ultimate convenience.

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    Wow! That IS cool! I'm sure he'll get to the bottom of your issues and you'll be back to sewing in no time.

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    i hope it's as simple as 'take 2 asprin'
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    Oh NEAT - be sure to update this post after the Dr. leaves and tell us the diagnosis!
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    Oh dear gail! I hope that it isn't too bad and the doc can fix her quick.
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    Will he come to UK? Hehehe.
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    I wish I lived closer to you....that is a real convenience. With the weight of the machines, I always worry that I could drop one on the way to the repair shop.
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    Wow! Please do let us know how it goes. I would love to have my machines serviced at my home. What a concept.

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    The very good looking doctor was here and the news isn't good Babylock Ellegante, he couldn't find any reason for her to be so locked up, he thinks she needs to see a specialist. She is going to the dealer tomorrow. They said it would 3 to 6 weeks But he did also service my workhorse Juki and showed me a couple of additional places to oil her. He was amazed at how clean my machines are and suggested that I keep a can of WD40 to use if anything starts to tighten up and also make it part of my weekly cleaning. He felt terrible that he couldn't fix Elle so he only charged me $50.00. Did I mention that he was very good looking? May have to have the doctor make regular visits, just to keep the girls feeling their best.
    Gail in Utah

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    I bet he is one busy man!!

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    Please don't use WD40, it is not a good option for lubricating sewing machines. It leaves a residue that attacks dust and lint and will become gummy and cause more issues.

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    I Love the idea of house calls for sewing machines!

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    What a cool idea! We have a computer dr., but not a sm dr. Sure wish we did, though!

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    Will he come to Houston!? What a great idea! I would pay extra for this service!

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    I am glad one of your machines is up and running! But I have always been told to never use WD-40 on a sewing machine. I was told to only use regular sewing machine oil like Singer or Tri-flo. Please get a second opinion before putting WD-40 on your machine.
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    I hate the thought of taking my machines to the doctor. Especially my 306K. That thing weighs 25lbs!!
    And I never use WD40 on my machines. Just the products that are for sewing machhines.
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    That's wonderful!!!

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    Oh how cool is that .. My machine repair person is just minutes away and it takes only a couple of days for him to fix my sewing machines, for which I am ever so greatful !
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    Wow,what an awesome idea.
    Where you given a price quote prior to setting up your appointment ?
    lp

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    Super nice to have that service available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze9395 View Post
    Please don't use WD40, it is not a good option for lubricating sewing machines. It leaves a residue that attacks dust and lint and will become gummy and cause more issues.
    Ditto, from everything I've read WD-40 is not good for sewing machines.
    Marie M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze9395 View Post
    Please don't use WD40, it is not a good option for lubricating sewing machines. It leaves a residue that attacks dust and lint and will become gummy and cause more issues.
    I completely with the above statement...and I would call the "doctor" and advise him that his advice is more dangerous than helpful.......

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