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    Old 09-04-2010, 06:28 AM
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    My old trusty Singer sewing machine sprung a spring in the bobbin area. I could not fix it, so I took it to a repair man. Thankfully they gave me an estimate before they went to work. They wanted over $180.00. That is more than what I paid for it. So I took it back. It was only to put a spring back in place! :cry:
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    Old 09-04-2010, 06:37 AM
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    Originally Posted by norma Jean
    My old trusty Singer sewing machine sprung a spring in the bobbin area. I could not fix it, so I took it to a repair man. Thankfully they gave me an estimate before they went to work. They wanted over $180.00. That is more than what I paid for it. So I took it back. It was only to put a spring back in place! :cry:
    Sorry you are having problems with your machine. Do you have a stand by machine? That does sound like a lot of money to replace a spring, but maybe it is a time consuming thing to do. If there is another sewing machine shop in your area, you might try getting a second estimate. I hope you can find a solution, it isn't fun when a machine you use a lot and have a great relationship with is sick.
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    Old 09-04-2010, 06:42 AM
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    I had a wonderful old Kenmore that needed to be tuned up. Unfortunately, it would have cost me over $100. I gave the machine to the Salvation Army and bought a new Janome.
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    Old 09-04-2010, 06:49 AM
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    I have two others but I loved this machine.
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    Old 09-04-2010, 07:03 AM
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    My guess would be because repairmen don't live on air and have bills to pay. They have building rent and utilities to pay plus since it's their only job they also have homes and cars and such to pay for. Life ain't cheap.
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    Old 09-04-2010, 07:30 AM
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    The trick to avoid all this is to 1) marry a sewing machine repair man or 2) hope your daughter marries one and you can get family, servicing benefits:>
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    Old 09-04-2010, 08:28 AM
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    that would be great!
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    Old 09-04-2010, 08:39 AM
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    I think you just need to find another repair man! Yes he may be supporting his family, but so are you.
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    Old 09-04-2010, 08:48 AM
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    You are right about going to another repair shop.
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    Old 09-04-2010, 08:50 AM
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    Originally Posted by Candace
    The trick to avoid all this is to 1) marry a sewing machine repair man or 2) hope your daughter marries one and you can get family, servicing benefits:>
    That is so funny! LOL But right!!!!!!!!!!! Let's see....hmmmm.....one daughter isn't married yet. Maybe she could dump the significant other and start looking....oops :oops: Sorry got carried away there :lol:
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