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10 year old sewing machine - repair or replace?

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ITCouldBeWorse Thu 20-Feb-14 17:47:42

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TunipTheUnconquerable Thu 20-Feb-14 17:49:15

What's the problem? Have you tried to figure it out and fix it yourself? Often things go wrong with sewing machines that are pretty easy to sort out.

ITCouldBeWorse Thu 20-Feb-14 17:51:42

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ITCouldBeWorse Thu 20-Feb-14 17:53:03

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tutu100 Thu 20-Feb-14 19:34:07

If it is a good machine then I would fix it. But that's because imo you need to spend at least £200 on a decent machine (but thats because I use mine lots). What make is your machine and where are you in the country? I had my machine recently repaired and serviced for £60. Mine is a Janome and was done through one of their service centres.

tutu100 Thu 20-Feb-14 19:35:44

I have this machine http://www.johnlewis.com/janome-7025-sewing-machine/p231340608 and love it, but I was bought it 4 years ago and in that time it has gone up in price by £80!

tutu100 Thu 20-Feb-14 19:38:33

sorry this should be the link.

ITCouldBeWorse Thu 20-Feb-14 21:59:29

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patchworkchick Fri 21-Feb-14 00:11:48

I have heard of repairs costing up to £80, if you want to replace your machine I'd go for a John Lewis 250 or Janome 3050. http://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-jl250-sewing-machine/p231340603
great machines and more refined than the Janome 7025 (its the machine used on the Great British Sewing Bee). All the John Lewis branded machines are made by Janome and great quality. The drop in bobbin doesn't vibrate as such, they don't lock or jam as easily either.

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