Sewing Machines-Service & Repairs
Sewing machines require constant repair and maintenance services to keep them running properly and for a long time. Ignoring something seemingly small like needle replacement or software update can result in a total malfunction of your machine, which will ultimately cost you a new one. So, wise up and take good care of your machines to get the full worth of your money.
You'll come across many people or companies claiming to do sewing machine repairs, but your choice should be of those who can service and repair most if not all the popular brands, including Janome, Brother, Singer, Elna, Babylock, Viking Husqvarna and White. Their services should be for both domestic and industrial sewing machines, such as overlockers, quilting, embroidery and computerised machines.
Repair centres have highly trained technicians who start by diagnosing the malfunctioning machine and giving you a repair estimate. With your go-ahead, they set a timeline and service it within this period, performing such tasks as cleaning and oiling the moving parts, the needle alignment dial, hook, foot control, and bobbin pickup. Besides the repair services, many of these centres also provide sewing machine accessories in case you wish to upgrade your machine, thus facilitating faster services.
Some repair centres offer maintenance training classes, which you can attend and learn to do simple repairs yourself - it will save you time and money. You can learn how to sew properly to keep the machine operating for longer; for instance, using a ballpoint needle when sewing stretch fabrics. You'll also learn how to replace needles to avoid broken or skipped stitches.