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Before you purchase your machine, make sure you know what you are purchasing. Not all sewing machines are created alike. Take a look at the difference between these two machines, from the inside

Repair & Service of Sewing Machines

All Makes and Models
Home and Industrial
Homemaker to Commercial

Quality, Competitive Services

All sewing machines are serviced by factory certified technicians at our facility. We stock 100's of parts for quick repair.
Estimates are provided before any work is done. Most repairs and service can be accomplished in one week.

Remember to Clean and Oil your Machine Often

What to bring with a machine for service?

Machine, foot control, power cord, standard zig-zag presser foot (not a 1/4-inch foot), a standard zig-zag throat plate (not a straight stitch throat plate), bobbin case and correct bobbin. Also the thread you are using. If bringing an embroidery machine, also include an embroidery hoop and the embroidery foot.

A yearly service will prevent any heavily worn areas to be caught before they cause worse problems down the road. For example, if a shaft or barring is not properly aligned, the excess wear will eventually cause other areas of the machine to be prematurely worn out. Most machines do not need major work when preventative maintenance is scheduled.

  • Sergers: Sergers receive extra care as the technicians check looper timing for the upper and lower loopers, feed dogs, cutting knife and needles. Sergers must have precision clearance or they will not work!
  • Embroidery Machines: Embroidery units require special care: checking all sensors, belt tension and arm movement. We clean any excess lint and ensure they are oiled. When sewing an embroidery test pattern, we look for precise alignment of outlines and proper tension.

 Walking Feet: Walking feet can be cleaned and oiled for smooth quiet motion. Bring the walking foot along to have it checked thoroughly!

  So what exactly do they do when you drop off your machine?

Below is a list of every part of the machine that they check.

  • First, they place the machine on an anti-static mat and attach themselves to the mat with an anti- static wrist strap. This prevents any electrostatic discharge by safely grounding themselves while working on any electronic sewing machines.
  • Pull off all covers to get to all major components.
  • Remove all lint, dust, and old oil.
  • Remove any thread wrapped around the hand wheel and take up lever.
  • Check top tension disks and remove lint build up from low quality threads.
  • Check timing belt/motor belt for belt tightness. Look for any excess wear spots.
  • For older machines: check motor brushes and make sure the motor is turning freely.
  • Check all shafts for any play or wobble.
  • Check wear in all bearings.
  • Check the mechanism that drives the feed dogs for any play.
  • Check all gears that drive the machine.
  • Check the mechanism that drives the hook in the bobbin case area.
  • Check for any excess play between the hook and the hook driver.
  • Check feed dog height. A slight change in height can affect the way fabric is pulled through the machine.
  • Check the mechanism that drives the hook in the bobbin case area.
  • Check for any excess play between the hook and the hook driver.
  • Check feed dog alignment checking to make sure the feed dogs are straight and not rubbing on the stitch plate.
  • Oil every moving part of the machine.
  • Check that the needle is centering in the needle plate both from side to side and from front to back. The slightest bit off in any of the four directions can cause extra needle breakage when sewing extra wide stitches or heavy fabrics.
  • Check needle and hook timing.
  • Check that the presser foot sits straight on the feed dogs and is at the proper height.
  • Time the feed dog movement to the machine needle.
  • Calibrate bobbin case tension.
  • Check and clean bobbin case of any excess buildup of lint.
  • Check foot control’s electronic contacts, cord, cord end and look for any cuts in the cord.
  • Tighten any gears that are getting loose or wobbly.
  • Check bobbin winder.

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Contact Us:

Phone:  1-207-324-8375
Address: 1923 Main st. Sanford, ME 04073
Hours: M-F 9:00 am-5:00pm,
Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm

              Closed Sundays