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Why Do I Need to Service My Sewing Machine?

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by Sara Snuggerud in Sewing Tips

With so many disposable products and electronics in the world, why does a sewing machine need to be serviced? Why not just throw it out with the rest of the items and buy a new one?

Toasters, irons, hair dryers, cake mixers, cell phones, TVs, and headphones are just a few items we use daily but do not have them serviced. When they die or start to wear out, off to the recycling center they go. No one thinks twice about taking it to a repair shop. Just put it on the list and pick up a new one next time you are out.

Sewing machines are different. They like to be serviced. Actually they LOVE to be serviced. You will LOVE them more when they come back from being serviced. But why?

A sewing machine is like no other “appliance” in our home. I have yet to find another item in our home that has the same needs as a sewing machine. And when it comes to service, a sewing machine really needs service on an annual basis to continue working at the level it was originally designed to work.

Sewing machines need service because we feed them thread, fabric and batting that all cause lint. A linty sewing machine absorbs all the oil and lubricate within the machine. And without lubrication, moving parts…well, don’t move. End of story.

If you want a sewing machine to keep moving, you must keep in oiled and cared for on a regular basis. A sewing machine is more like a vehicle we drive. Without proper maintenance on a regular schedule it is  just a matter of time before it breaks down.

A sewing machines is like two separate machines that must come together at the exact point for a stitch to form. Any change from either side will mess up the entire process.

Two parts of a sewing machine?

Yes. The top part of a sewing machine drives the needle and top thread through the machine. The bottom part that catches the top thread in the bobbin is an entirely different set of moving parts and precision alignment. The slightest distance off and you are in a SKIP STITCHING and THREAD BREAKING horror story.

But, ask anyone who regularly has their sewing machines serviced if they pull out their hair very often and their story is a lot different. Yes, there will be days that things will go wrong. With so many moving parts, it is inevitable service issues will arise.

Sewing machines that are carried for on a regular basis are SO much easier to fix than those that have been neglected. It is mean the difference of a “quick fix” to “we are waiting for parts to arrive”. No one likes to hear that!

Heirloom Creations’ service technicians will tell you any day of the week that sewing machines that are serviced annually are much easier to diagnosis, fix and return them to their owner in a timely manor.

Keep your local sewing machine technicians on your good side – have your sewing machines serviced annually.

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