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by lidiad ( edited 27 Aug 2016 ) 11 Aug 2016

Update on my sewing/embroidery machine


When I brought my machine to the shop, a couple of weeks ago, the person in the shop who checked it, made a couple of changes, one in the machine's software and the other was to lower the feed dog and it seemed that no other adjustment was needed, so it was only a matter of testing the machine.

I didn't have much time to test my machine immediately and when I tested it I found that those changes weren't enough. No matter what needle/speed or tension I have tried, the result was always a bird nest underneath. I vacuumed the machine, bought un-waxed dental floss and dislodged a piece of thread, but that wasn't enough to avoid bird nests.

Today I brought my machine back to the shop and that same person checked it better and found that a little piece of metal which takes and moves the tread, was worn out and the take-up lever had a strange coating and couldn't figure out what it could be. Then I remembered that a member of my family had sprayed my machine with an adhesive/sticky substance.

Now my machine is due to be picked-up by a mechanic who will do the service and it could take up to 10 days to have my machine back

Hugs, Lidia

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by parkermom 23 Dec 2016

When my girls were little, they had frequent ear infections. My oldest had trouble saying the word "infection" and ended up saying "too-fection" That's our go-to word now when something goes wrong--It has a too-fection.

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lidiad by lidiad 28 Dec 2016

Thank you for the laugh!
Hugs, Lidia

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by stella1 23 Dec 2016

Lidia Merry Christmas for you and family. And Happy New Year 2017 Huggies Stella

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lidiad by lidiad 23 Dec 2016

Thank you, Stella. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.
Hugs, Lidia

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by greysewist Moderator 24 Aug 2016

Pity I didn't read this sooner -I could have loaned you one of mine, not that we live *that* close, but closer than many! I'm not so sure my machines would be up to the beautiful work that you do, for that matter. They mostly get to embroider on dog lead webbing here! Fingers crossed for a quick return and a successful repair and I also hope that the not so helpful person agrees to be tested. I've heard there are medications available these days that can slow the deterioration somewhat. Best of luck, Lidia.

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lidiad by lidiad edited 27 Aug 2016

Thank you for your offer, I appreciate your kind thought. I rang the shop yesterday and they told me that my machine hasn't come back yet and I will be advised by email as soon as it arrives to their shop. I wouldn't be too harsh with that person, really, he is a nice person and could be on medication already.
Hugs, Lidia

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by cfidl 24 Aug 2016

That should do the trick and you will be back up and running. Hope you figured something to keep you busy in the mean while... cleaning the attic... Lol! It will pass quickly.

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lidiad by lidiad 24 Aug 2016

Thirteen days have passed and the machine hasn't been returned yet.... I don't have an attic but have so many other things to do so that's not a problem. Thanks for your comment.
Hugs, Lidia

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by Abbygail 24 Aug 2016

OH MY ! Sorry for your troubles... I will put out the same invite as 02kar... You're welcome to come stitch with me !!!

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lidiad by lidiad 24 Aug 2016

Oh, you are so kind too.... thank you!
Hugs, Lidia

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by 02kar Moderator 20 Aug 2016

So sorry you have had all this trouble. But prayers this is the last time and it will come home bright shiny and in perfect condition. You're welcome to come stitch with me in the meantime.

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lidiad by lidiad 22 Aug 2016

Thanks for your comment and your offer, Karen!
Hugs, Lidia

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by noah 20 Aug 2016

Oh i hate machine problems hugs:(:(

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lidiad by lidiad 22 Aug 2016

I agree, Carolyn!
Hugs, Lidia

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by Patricia109 11 Aug 2016

So glad they looked better the second time.
But it is easy so overlook or forget a step in the procedure.
I take my machine direct to the mechanic. Used to go through a department type store (read Hobbysew or Lincraft, etc) and had all sorts of problems. Then I met my mechanic at a Stitches and Craft Show and fell in love with him and his treatment of my machines and his honesty. It wasn't love at first sight, but after a nice beginning with him and a few hiccoughs on my part. I fell in love.
I should mention I now know his family & kids and he knows mine.
Our babies are so precious.

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lidiad by lidiad 12 Aug 2016

I don't know their mechanic and can only hope that he will do a good job with my baby.. Thanks for you comment.
Hugs, Lidia

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by pldc 11 Aug 2016

oh Lidia, such sad news...on the bright side it will be back before you know it & be as good as new! ~hugs~

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lidiad by lidiad 12 Aug 2016

Thanks, Loralye. I love your optimism :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by airyfairy 11 Aug 2016

I do so hope you are united with your machine soon. It is horrible when out machines are out of sorts.

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lidiad by lidiad 12 Aug 2016

Thanks, Sarah. I hope to get my machine back soon.
Hugs, Lidia

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by dailylaundry 11 Aug 2016

I hate waiting for my embroidery machine to be fixed. I hope these fixes do the trick and all will be well!!! Hugs to you, especially while you wait!

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lidiad by lidiad 19 Aug 2016

Thank you for your support :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by dragonflyer 11 Aug 2016

Sorry you had to take your machine back, but glad that they have finally found the problem...

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lidiad by lidiad 12 Aug 2016

I'm glad too and hope to get my machine back soon:)
Hugs, Lidia

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by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Aug 2016

I know your pain. It took 6 weeks to get my machine back. What on earth possessed. someone to spray the machine with a sticky substance? Did they mean to clean it and grabbed the wrong can? I hope your baby will be all better when she comes back.

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lidiad by lidiad 12 Aug 2016

That person may have Alzheimer but refuses to be tested. The machine has been sprayed outside and inside intentionally, to damage it, and I had to remove it from my sewing room to a safe place. Thanks for your comment.
Hugs, Lidia

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 24 Aug 2016

I'm sorry to hear that you may have an ongoing problem to deal with. You are in a very difficult place right now and I hope that with tyour family and friends that you get the support you need to cope.

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by sdrise 11 Aug 2016

Glad you find the problem and the machine is working. Miss our babies when they are at the shop...

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lidiad by lidiad 12 Aug 2016

The machine is in the mechanic's hands and I hope that he will be able to repair it soon. You are right, I miss my machine.
Hugs, Lidia

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by pennifold 11 Aug 2016

So sorry to hear that it has taken so long to find out what is wrong with your machine. They are such delicate little creatures aren't they? Love Chris

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lidiad by lidiad 11 Aug 2016

Love your definition of our machines, Chris! I told that person: "How can I can survive 10 days without my machine? Then I asked if they could rent me a machine for this period but they don't do it anymore, as in the past they had a bad experience of customers abusing the beautiful high-end machines they were renting.
Hugs, Lidia

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