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    Charlee your a better person than I!!

    I would have punched him in the mouth!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Yep...this proves you don't have to have a brain to set up a business. Nothing peeves these kind of "repair" guys than a woman knowing more than they do. Rock on Charlee and I hope no-one gets ripped off by this charlatan.

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    Ouch, Thanks for all the informaion. My guy retired, and got dumb! He doesnt have the knowledge to work on the newer electronic machines without access to the company techs! Who knew?

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    Scary ain't it.

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    Charlee needs to drop this printed information off at the shop where they have hired an idiot to work on machines.
    D in TX

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    OMG! We have the same problem here in El Paso. This guy says he specializes in Singers. I took my viking in to have him remove thread that got entangled inside. I left it and I didn't feel good about leaving it there. I went back 15 minutes later and they did not want to give it back. They had put it on the shelf. They wanted to charge me for doing nothing!! I left with my machine and $$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I would print out everything with pictures right from the Vintage Singer websites and tell him he needs to get some smarts because his ignorance is embarrassing to have to listen to.
    LOL, love your idea, and I would soooo tempted to do it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Bless you taking your machine from this nut.
    The idiot said no problem. He BROKE my machine. It cost me over $800 to get what he did repaired. Another Pfaff dealer that knew what he was doing. Now I tell every person I see don't let "Sewing in the Carolinas' touch your machine.
    My friend went there they sold her a broke machine.
    They would not take the machine back. Thank goodness she had paid by credit card. This was before we new each other.
    I once took my Brother machine in and when I got it home (one hour one way) the side piece was TAPED on with scoth tape!!!
    Took my Elna to Bernia dealer and when it got home the throat plate was not even, come on now, is this guy an idiot??? It went back with the message that I would not be paying any more $$$ to have it fixed.

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    I don't know much about the motors, what is a potted motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyj
    I don't know much about the motors, what is a potted motor?
    Grammy, a potted motor is one that is on a machine that is gear driven instead of belt driven. It's an enclosed (or "potted") motor on the back of the machine...if you go to page 12 and look at the pics I posted of my 201-2, there's a picture of what it looks like on the machine... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana
    Charlee needs to drop this printed information off at the shop where they have hired an idiot to work on machines.
    D in TX
    Bad part is Diana, he OWNS the shop!! :lol:

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    I have a third generation repair man I can go to in Mooresville. He stopped what he was doing and took the time to look at my Featherweight for me. I wanted him to see it before I used it (got it for my birthday last year). He went back into his work area and came out with a plug to put on the machine when the machine is in the case. Plug was vintage as my machine is. No charge. Small hometown business. And he said I had a nice looking machine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana
    Charlee needs to drop this printed information off at the shop where they have hired an idiot to work on machines.
    D in TX
    My thoughts exactly!

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    Have you thought about complaining to the better business bureau? I shudder to think of the damage he might do to our sewing machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia77
    Have you thought about complaining to the better business bureau? I shudder to think of the damage he might do to our sewing machines!
    I agree with Sylvia77, file a complaint with the BBB so there will be a file on him. I would tell the local fabric stores just in case someone else is looking for a sewing machine repair and for them not to send anyone to this character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Be glad that you had enough sense not to trust this person :lol: Imagine what he is doing to the machines for people that don't realize he doesn't know what he is doing :shock:
    I was thinking that would be me. lol

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    Wow, Charlee. I pray this guy is not in Winston Salem, NC. I do not have enough knowlege to know if they know what they are talking about. Kinda of scary since I need to take mine in to be cleaned and adjusted soon.

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    I've been blessed in that, where I've had my machines serviced, they know what they are doing. Our LQS sells Bernina machines, but do service other brands, and I've never been disappointed.

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    We have a guy in a very small shop here in Bakersfield, not far from where we live. He was recommended to us, and my mom and my DH have both had machines serviced there, and finished in 2 days and inexpensive. Great work. The big shop where a lot of quilters go takes weeks to get the work done, as so very busy. We'll stick with the small guy. Fajardo Sewing Machines is the name if you are near here.

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    I once took my old machine to a huskavarna dealer for a "tune up." The guy called and said my machine was a piece of junk and that he would "go ahead and just throw it away for you!" I said ABSOLUTELY NOT! I still sew on it to this day (although it does tie knots in my thread sometimes...only sometimes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    I once took my old machine to a huskavarna dealer for a "tune up." The guy called and said my machine was a piece of junk and that he would "go ahead and just throw it away for you!" I said ABSOLUTELY NOT! I still sew on it to this day (although it does tie knots in my thread sometimes...only sometimes)
    Hmph! He thought he'd scare you into purchasing a new machine from him...Good thign we KNOW our own machines and how they run!

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    wow that is a scary thought, him running a shop with no knowledge of what to do. God bless. Penny

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    that is awful

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    marsye,

    What does Banned mean? And where is the picture referred to in CarrieAnne's post?
    Kitsy

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    Wow...old post!

    Kitsy, "banned" means exactly that... for whatever reason, (usually not following rules) a person gets banned and is not allowed to be a member here.
    I believe the photo in Carrie Ann's post are the instructions for lubing a motor.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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