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Thread: You CAN set the timing on your machine

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    My DH is handy too and does all of my repairs and cleans my machines. The only time it had to go to the shop was about a year ago when I broke a belt on it that none of the shops said I could have broken and they wouldn't sell me one so we had to take it in. We have a set of mini vacuum attachments and he uses those as well as oil where it's needed. He did get a manual for my machine but hasn't had to use it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilliebee
    The cooking sealed it for me. (Actually a DH who was occasionally home would be a bonus in itself!) Let's get scientific and see about cloning Billy. What do you think, Billy? Willing to donate a little DNA in a good cause? LOL
    And MJ I love the wooden quilts. What a great idea.
    I might be on the market after I take this trip the month of September if you go to my PDA and look at page 23 you will see what I am talking about.

    Hmmmm I guess we could hold a raffle or auction....

    Billy

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    Ditto for me!! Am looking with no success. When they see my "sewing"room, they turn and run. Of course, it has spilled into my living room too!!
    Weslynn

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    Let's see - my DH doesn't really fit much in any of those categories except he does cook (but he doesn't clean up afterwards). But you know what - I love him anyway!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    That's how my husband fixes our cars ;-)
    Yuppers.. Good ole Chilton's books.

    BUT my Hubby can't seem to change the oil in my Hummer so it has to go to the shop.. he tried once, and I heard a lot of words he doesn't usually say. LOL

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    well billy i could only go to pg 9 of the pda....just wouldn't go any further!

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    same here...page 9 was the furtherest I could go also

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    same here...page 9 was the furtherest I could go also
    That is odd.....Here is the link to the page and you should be able to go everywhere on it you want to.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-28727-23.htm

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    that one goes through just fine.....

    perhaps nwm50 and I both went to the wrong one...

    gotcha now..thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon321
    EVery women needs multiple husbands:
    1) The man who makes lots of money.
    2) The man with good "bedroom" skills.
    3) The man who can fix anything.
    4) The man who likes to travel and shop.

    Preferrably all at the same time but that would wear me out. Guess I will stick with what I have.
    Well I guess I cover all of those bases so I am good!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    But you forgot to add:

    Takes the time to listen to your thoughts and problems
    Understanding/considerate of your feelings
    Makes time to share in your interest and hobbies
    And puts YOU and FAMILY first before him.

    Billy
    and don't forget he absolutely has to know how to cook!!!

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    My sewing repair man comes to my house. I've probably used him 15 plus years and he usually has my machine(sewing, embroidery, serger and long arm) fixed in 30 minutes or less. Only one time did he have to take my machine and then just for overnight. Also very reasonable on price, never paid more than $60.00

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    thanks for the links...got it. Listed most of my favorite shows plus Andy Griffith, Dark Shadows, any of Steve McQueen shows, etc, etc, etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2K
    This comes as sort of a follow up to a thread yesterday. I wasn't too keen on posting it on the open board as I do NOT wish to come across as trying to be a "know it all". I just hate seeing people send their machine to the shop for two weeks, or totally give up on it.

    There are two manuals for sewing machines, one is an Operator's Manual, which comes with the machine. The Operator's manual is just that, how to sew with the machine.

    The other manual is a REPAIR Manual. That is the one that is a national secret. (Hey, repairmen have to earn a living too!) This manual tells you how to FIX the machine. You can Google to find a Repair Manual for your specific machine. Usually available for around $10-12. Voila, there's your magic.

    This info DOES come with a disclosure. I am NOT an expert on sewing machines. (Or anything else except chocolate.) My husband has ALWAYS repaired my machines using this method. My BIL does the same. My machines have NEVER been in the shop for repairs and I've been sewing, well, for a hundred years. Further, we've had no issues with my computerized machines, so the above information has NOTHING to do with the computerized machines.
    Oh oh, bad timing for this advice. I took my mach. to the mach. hospital today. I'm in no frame of mind to deal with a manual right now. I just want somebody to make it right.

    Wish I had somebody to fix the leaking pipes under my sink in the upstairs bathrm. I've been to Home Depot twice to get the right trap & now the darn thing is wider than my pipes. Now I need a pipe doctor.
    I don't know how I'm going to live without my mach. for a wk. or so.

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    I need a husband who would do repairs. Mine does not have an interest in anything that involves tools etc I usually do all the repairs and so on in the house. I also own all the tools in our house and I have a lot of tools. :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon321
    EVery women needs multiple husbands:
    1) The man who makes lots of money.
    2) The man with good "bedroom" skills.
    3) The man who can fix anything.
    4) The man who likes to travel and shop.

    Preferrably all at the same time but that would wear me out. Guess I will stick with what I have.
    Well I guess I cover all of those bases so I am good!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    But you forgot to add:

    Takes the time to listen to your thoughts and problems
    Understanding/considerate of your feelings
    Makes time to share in your interest and hobbies
    And puts YOU and FAMILY first before him.

    Billy
    You're one of a kind Billy, the Best kind !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2K
    Additional thought to ponder.

    Have you ever noticed that when you go to your doctor, he talks to you in the exam room, leaves, comes back and treats you? Where do you think HE'S going? Yep, those dang Repair Manuals come in all forms!
    Exactly!! No matter how good a doctor he is, NOONE can remember everything. Our heads just aren't big enough to store all that info LOL

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    2K, Never worry about posting. Did you see where this thread has gone? Sooooo funny ladies, and Billy.

    Not so sure it would be good to have tooooo many Billy's. There wouldn't be a machine left to buy in the country..... Just kiddy Billy, you're the greatest.

    Anyone have a wonderful single brother in San Diego? I'll trade mine that is in Witchita......

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    He's a keeper then.

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    Ladies!!!! What happened? Went from "setting timer on mahince" subject to "BILLY".... LOL. Im sure he loves the attention though!

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    I have an older Kenmore manual machine that I tuned up myself this past winter. Then I have a computerized machine that indicates when it is suppose to go in for cleaning/tune up after so many stitches. The indicator came on last summer so in went the machine. When I got it back the tension was WAY out of wack and it dripped oil underneath, so back it went. I don't feel like it is the same since it came back. It runs ok, but not quite the same. I didn't feel like it needed servicing, but the book says to do it. I'm obsessive about cleaning the bobbin hook area and under the needle plate with every bobbin change. I'll think twice about bringing it in next time if I'm not having a problem with it.

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    Are we talking about washers or sew machine? Leaking oil got me confused..sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwm50
    Ladies!!!! What happened? Went from "setting timer on mahince" subject to "BILLY".... LOL. Im sure he loves the attention though!
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    made me laugh Billy at your grins!!

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    I used to have a stallion that grinned like that when the mares came strolling.

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    Well, gosh darn . . .Bernina service/repair manuals seem to be a tad tough to find :(

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