asked me a question, and I think it's a great one for me to answer here!
So you should all thank him!
He asked "Regarding that 1222, did you get it apart by feel, or did you use a manual?"
The answer to this question is somewhat central to my style/ethos as a repair person.
For machines that I KNOW (Singer 201,15,301,400s,500s Bernina 700s,800s....etc) I just do it.
I know these machines well enough that I don't neeed to look at a manual, I can just fix them.
For machines that I've only worked on a few times, I ALWAYS use a servicing manual.
There are tons of little bits of information that are specific to each model, and if you don't already know what you're doing 100% then you are doing a disservice to your clients by not using every bit of information you can find.
I have a collection of Service manuals for various machines, and if I run into a machine that I DON'T have the manual for...
well, that's what the internet is for!
I order one online!
It's been a little while since my last posting...
Let me tell you what your favorite madwoman has been up to:
First of all, that Pfaff 1222 I am working on... I kept trying to fix it in little ways, by making adjustments here and there. But I finally had to face the fact that the last repair person screwed it up and I'd need to break i all the way down and rebuild...
So, that's what I'm doing!
But, never satisfied with simply having too much to do... my body decided that it would be the PERFECT time to pretty much completely break down....
BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE!!!!!
As I am somewhat completely insane, I decided this would be the IDEAL time to.....
rip out my carpeting in a few of the rooms in our house and put in bamboo flooring...
On a lighter note, I'm feeling much better!
So I bought a serger!
I'm going to use it to hone my serger repair skills...
My decision to sell the 930..
See, it's got 40something stitches, and the 1030 has 26.....
The 1030 is harder to work on...
The 930 has these little LED indicators..
it's all so confusing!
So, the Pfaff I've been working on..
Whoever worked on it before she brought it to me was an idiot.
There's a lot more work needed on this thing than I originally thought, because the prior repair person had no clue what they were doing.
But it was her mom's machine, so I'll fix it and give her a super rate.
I found this set yesterday, sterling silver, onyx, and marcasite...