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Old 08-12-2017, 05:23 AM
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Having another machine as a backup can really be a plus. Hope all works out for you.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:39 AM
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When there is a great bargain on a machine get it. You don't have to need one right then to buy one. My friend has one machine and it messed up while she was doing a deadline baby quilt. She fretted and worried enough until she borrowed a machine to finish. I asked her was it worth all that angst to not have a second machine? She said well I didn't think I needed two. I said three working machines is minimum.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:53 AM
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My dealer offers loaner machines to use while mine is in for yearly check-up. You might ask the person fixing it if they offer the same.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:59 AM
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You can find old singers in great condition at estate sales and even garage sales. I have several that I paid only $50 or $25 for... in cabinets! It's so worth it to have them ready as a standby machine when your main machine has to go in the shop. They make lovely stitches, too.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I But a machine once repaired seems to go down hill from what it once was.
Wow, I hope not. I've had machines repaired over the years and once the problem was repaired correctly, I didn't have another problem for many years.

I totally agree with SewBizGirl. When my Bernina goes into the shop, it can be there for a week or so. I just do my piecing on one of my old Singers. They dont' have all the fancy stitches the Bernina does but they keep my sewing right along. In fact, since I've been using them, they are now my favorites to piece on.

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Old 08-13-2017, 02:12 AM
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My heart goes out to you. I'm trying to learn how to repair machines. It is a nightmare. I think I am going to stick to old Singers, and just clean and oil them. You can take the covers off a machine and have 5 different types of screws. My instructor said to take a picture of each screw and each place where it goes.

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Old 08-13-2017, 02:46 AM
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Thanks for the commiserations.
I do have a small backup machine but I was doing a lot of actual quilting. I have tops that have been UFOs for a while and I was finishing them up before starting new projects. For actual quilting, the small machine is not great. I have quilted big quilts on it but wasn't satisfied with the end result. It was the main reason I got the 1500. It makes it so much easier to finish those tops.
I will be taking the machine in tomorrow and hopefully it will be a quick fix.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:16 AM
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I have 3 back up machines. The wait time for service at my Pfaff,Brother & Viking dealer is 6-8 weeks. The last time my Pfaff went to the hospital, I was in the middle of quilting a baby quilt. I finished it with my 25 yr. old Bernina 1031, if it had the 10" throat that my Pfaff has, I wouldn't even bother with the Pfaff.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I just had my 1500 in the shop and it was about three weeks getting it back. It locked, wouldn't turn at all. The repair guy said it was the hook, he replaced it. I guess in the bobbin area. Then when he got it all back together and sewing the thread cutter stopped working. He had to fix that then the new spring on the reverse lever he put on popped off. He had to take it back apart to get to that. My total bill was $229. But the machine seems to sew fine. I am leery about the stitches looking a little off but I can't say for sure, probably not. But a machine once repaired seems to go down hill from what it once was.
After reading this post, I'm wondering if there is a problem with the parts that are being distributed to repair shops. My advice, if you decide to take it back, is to have them sew with your machine after it is repaired to be sure that it will work after it's second repair.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by littlebitoheaven View Post
After reading this post, I'm wondering if there is a problem with the parts that are being distributed to repair shops. My advice, if you decide to take it back, is to have them sew with your machine after it is repaired to be sure that it will work after it's second repair.
Good advice. I will do that.
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