"How often should I have my sewing machine serviced??"
Our customers ask us this question all the time. Much like a car, regular tune-ups are critical to your machine's performance and longevity--not to mention avoiding potential expensive repairs.
In short, your machine should be professionally serviced every 80 hours of machine running time or every 2 years--- whichever comes first....
A normal sewing speed is about 400 spm. Using that as our example, if you are sewing at 400 spm for 80 hours, that's almost 2 million stitches! (A very well-known Swiss manufacturer of sewing machines actually recommends regular service every 2 million stitches)
So what happens if you don't service your machine when recommended? The sewing machine oil inside of the machine will start to oxidize and thicken over time and begin to "lock up" all of the small, articulating parts-- leading to failure, expensive repairs and down-time. Part of a tune-up is lubricating the entire machine with fresh sewing machine oil and flushing out of the old.
There's nothing quite as frustrating as experiencing mechanical issues when you're in the middle of a project. The good news is by bringing your machine in for it's regular service, you will minimize these issues and extend the life, performance, enjoyment, and trade in value of your machine.
If you've been to our store lately, you no doubt have seen all the changes!! Our store expansion is well under way -- we took over the adjoining space, knocked down the walls and are almost done with the painting! Valley West Sewing will be DOUBLE the size! We are so excited to be able to start offering MUCH MORE to all of our wonderful customers. Not only will you be able to sign up for our fun classes and seminars, you will also be able to rent time on our brand new Janome Long Arm to finish your quilts! Check back here and on our website for all the latest updates! We are all so excited to move our services to the next level and provide more of what you are looking for in a Full Service Janome Dealer.