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mintsuit
« on: October 23, 2006 11:55:59 AM »

I recently revived my grandma's 1960s era machine and every few stiches it sticks.  Sometimes it can work itself through the tough times and sometimes it needs my hand to help, but it sounds like it will overload the motor eventually. All the cleaning and lubing I could think of and reach has not fixed the problem, and it does it with or without the needle in place, so I know it's not that either.  What do you say?  $50 overhaul? Help me, DIY-ers!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006 12:44:44 PM »

well, to get it fixed is going to cost alot. your probably better putting that money towards a new one. I sell sewing machines and I had a lady come in with a really old singer and the same thing was happening and the estimate was like $200 and that was to open it up, which isnt easy because the older machines dont have the 2 piece exteriors, and look at it, not including the labor cost to fix it and parts, if they have to get a new part and if they can find the part.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006 09:06:15 AM »

Oh, don't tell her such horrible things!   Cheesy 

I'm biased, though....I'd much rather spend $200 to fix an old machine than buy a new one.  I love the vintage machines.

I don't know what your sewing machine repairman costs, but mine charges $50 for a basic cleaning and tune-up, and if it's going to be more than that to get it up and running, they'll call you with an estimate.

I'd at least stop in and see what/if they'd charge you for an estimate.  It can't hurt.
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