The first question we get asked is, “How much will my machine cost me to repair?” This question depends on a variety of variables and having these handy will enable me to give you a rough estimate:
- What issue are you dealing with and what repair will be needed
- What type of machine are you using
- Is your machine electric or mechanical
- Do you want a home repair or will you bring the machine to our workshop
How to Prevent Sewing Machine Repairs
By doing routine care and regular maintenance of your sewing machines you can prevent repairs and also lengthen its lifespan.
One of the most important things you can do and is good practice, is covering your machine to prevent dust from accumulating.
Oiling your machine is essential maintenance and you need to do it regularly. Sewing machines have multiple parts and oiling these parts keeps them running smoothly. And make sure you only use oil for sewing machines, we can advise and sell you the right type of oil. You will need to check your machines manual for where you need to apply the oil.
After oiling, a thorough clean of your machine will keep it running. Take a good look at your bobbin case. Additionally, changing needles regularly will help ensure your machine develops less problems. It is recommended that you change your needle after 8 hours of use or after each project.
You can use a small soft brush (e.g. a makeup brush) to help remove any build-up of lint.
Finally, an annual service performed by an engineer is still a good idea. Routine maintenance is an excellent start but there are parts that an engineer can clean and repair which will help lengthen its lifetime.
Any questions, please do feel free to give me a call, I am always available to help.