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Topic: Oh Noes! Sewing Machine Missing a Piece!  (Read 992 times)
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« on: January 01, 2008 02:40:41 PM »

So my wonderfulawesome sewing machine has been away for repair for a month and a half. (Seriously! Isn't that horrible! I thought I would go crazy!) I just went to pick it up today, and when I got home I noticed that a piece of its case seems to be missing.  Shocked

I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain I remembered that circled part being covered in plastic before. Does your sewing machine have a plastic cover there?

I have already contacted the place I brought it for repair, but I haven't heard back from them yet about what I need to do etc. (I called them and sent them an email with the above picture, but I don't think they've had the chance to see the email yet.) It's frustrating because it takes me over an hour to get to the place via public transportation. Three transfers and a half mile of walking with a heavy sewing machine. In winter. (I don't own a car, and neither do any of my local friends.) So needless to say bringing it back in is a big deal. Not to mention that I don't want to have to wait another month and a half for my machine!

What should I do? Do you think it's okay to sew with as is for a while? Or would that just be asking for trouble? (Especially with linty fabric.)

I know I'll have to bring it in eventually, but if I could put it off until I can set aside the whole day for the  trip it would be a lot easier for me. And to finally have it back and not be able to sew  Cry
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008 03:34:51 PM »

My machine is a Kenmore and it is open in that same area.  My light is in that boxed in area around the presser foot mechanism - if it were closed in, it would get in the way of the light shining on the needle. 

don't know if this helps since my machine is not your machine, but I am guessing it would be OK to use - at least until you can get someone to answer definitively...
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2008 04:01:57 PM »

See, I'm not 100 percent sure if mine was covered or not. It's not the kind of thing I've ever paid attention to, it just suddenly looks wrong to me. I've looked at the pictures in my manual and none of them show that angle, so I can't tell.

It would be embarrassing to panic over nothing.

Then again, I'd rather it actually be nothing than to actually have something missing! And I loves my sewing machine so much! If it were a person, I'd marry it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008 04:48:49 PM »

It is possible that there is a piece of the cover missing but it won't affect your sewing.  If you are working with material that has a high "fluff" factor, just be sure to clean the area after you finish.  And while you are at it, clean out the bobbin area.

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008 10:46:19 PM »

Mine is a brother and it is also open in that area.  I think it is okay

« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2008 11:37:31 AM »

Thanks for checking all your machines! I think it was an unecessary freak-out. ....Of course after sewing for a little while I found a new and different way for my machine to be broken now (a real one!), but that's another story..... *sigh*
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