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Date: 2/27/13 4:07 AM

I just had my 23 year old machine serviced for the first time, and it feels like a new machine! There were a lot of years I barely used it, so I'm not as slack as I sound, but it had got to the point after a couple of months recently when I've been using it a lot where it was almost intolerable to use.

The guy said a full service should se me through 4 or 5 years, rather than the 18 months the sewing machine companies recommend.

It's so smooth now, like a dream. Can't wait to start my next project!

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Date: 2/27/13 4:28 AM

What year, brand and model sewing machine do you have?
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Date: 2/27/13 12:01 PM

Yes, what machine do you have! I was remiss in that area with my 1977 Pfaff. Took it in in 1992, so not as long, but boy the tech gave me quite a talking to about that.I don't neglect my Pfaff now I can tell you. I am so glad you got your machine in, as these older ones are better IMHO than today's new modern machines in a variety of ways - not always, but sometimes.

WAIT - you got a ukulele in 2012?! WOW...I did that too and practiced like a fiend for about 6 months and decided I couldn't play very well so now I have fun...did you also take up free motion quilting by any chance?! You see I read your profile just now, and is this the Toyota machine you are talking about? Could you post a picture?
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Date: 2/28/13 11:17 AM

Fellow sewering enthusiasts, one should at least give our poor machines a brush out and oil now and then. Sewing machines should not sound like they're bailing hay.

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Date: 3/2/13 0:56 AM

Yes, this is my Toyota EX 390 machine. And no, I haven't done any quilting but I did just buy a cheap resistance band workout machine from Aldi!

Here's the machine.

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Date: 3/2/13 0:57 AM

Not 100% sure what year it is, but I reckon it would be 1990. Toyota ES390.

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Date: 3/2/13 1:26 AM

It definitely looks like a keeper!
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Date: 3/2/13 11:25 AM

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I just had my 23 year old machine serviced for the first time, and it feels like a new machine! There were a lot of years I barely used it, so I'm not as slack as I sound, but it had got to the point after a couple of months recently when I've been using it a lot where it was almost intolerable to use.

The reason it got so intolerable is because the lubrication on the moving parts, inside the machine, had dried up. Had you pressed on without getting it serviced, things would have only gotten worse. Your Toyota looks like a great machine.

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