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danielley
Old 08-11-2010, 10:18 AM
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Hello all

I was lucky enough to get a sewing machine off a very kind lady via Freecycle.

It isn't a new model, but it is absolutely gorgeous, it is a Husqvarna Viking in a beautiful teal green finish.

I am a complete novice and I have been advised to get it serviced, does anyone have an idea how much I should expect to pay for this, also how often I should get it done again in the future.

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Old 08-11-2010, 6:18 PM
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I had mine serviced by a guy who lives near me (Warwickshire)

It had a fault and needed a service... he fixed the fault and serviced it (and its now guaranteed for a year with him) and it cost 30... works like a dream now so well worth the money

He was recommended to me by my lecturer as he services all the machines at college

He also works as a trader on E-bay selling bits for sewing machines, here's his link just in case http://stores.ebay.co.uk/M-R-TAYLOR-...ACHINES?_rdc=1

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Old 08-11-2010, 6:42 PM
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locally to me my service for my jones cost 38. plus it needed a couple of parts costing 10. The service also inculded the sewing machin being collected from my house and delivered back again.
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Old 08-11-2010, 7:10 PM
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My last service cost 35. If you have a sewing shop near you they should be able to recommend someone. I know it sounds a lot but it will last you for at least a year and cuts down on the wear and tear. Make sure you oil it regularly.
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Old 08-11-2010, 7:12 PM
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I took mine in to a shop in town and they serviced it for 35

It needed a service because when I said it was squeaking a bit my knob of an ex lifted the lid and sprayed WD40 inside from end to end EEEEPPPPPPP! mind you the service fixed it LOL
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:02 AM
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Try it out. If it sews OK I wouldn't bother. I've had sewing machines for forty years and have yet to need a professional service on any of them. The instruction manual tells you how to clean the fluff out - that's normally all that's required. If it starts not to sew properly then that's the time to take it for servicing.
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Old 18-11-2010, 2:13 PM
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Thank you all for your replies.

Agapanthus - I am a newbie to sewing, so I wouldn't know if it sews ok, or if its my bad techinique

I have just dropped it in at the local sewing shop; the shop assistant checked it was basically working as due to its age, if there was anything seriously wrong with it, it would be impossible to get parts , anyway it all looks ok so far.

A service is going to cost me 59!! which I think is quite steep, but I did get it for free, so hopefully once it has been serviced this time, it will last me a good few years.

I cant wait to get going!
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