Knowing when to service your sewing machine is essential to keeping it in good working order. By correctly caring for your machine, you can significantly minimise the chances of it breaking down. You may even find that the cost of repairs are greater than servicing.
Read our helpful guide to find out when to service your sewing machine.
It's Making Loud Noises
You should get to know how your sewing machine sounds when it’s functioning correctly to be aware of any abnormalities. The sound of a healthy machine is typically a gentle humming. Loud or unusual noises suggest that there is a problem with the mechanical parts of the machine, which may cause irreversible damage with continued use. If your machine starts to angrily whir, jitter or produce any unsettling dins, it’s time to get it serviced.
You Use It Frequently
The more you use your sewing machine, the more regularly you will need to have it serviced. However, you should also take into account the kind of projects you are using it for. For example, if you mostly work with thick, heavy fabrics, you may need to get it serviced more than if you used thin materials. Your sewing machine will last longer if you take care of it, and you’ll also save money by not having to buy a new one.
It's Last Service Was Over A Year Ago
If you use your sewing machine often, it’s important to get it routinely serviced at least once every year. Maintaining your machine well will protect it from enduring future faults and you will save money in the long run. Even if you keep your machine clean, it still needs to be serviced by a professional to ensure the components are performing correctly. Don’t forget, the older your machine, the more looking after is needed.
Problems Occur Often
Skipped stitches, regular jamming or fraying thread are all signs that your sewing machine needs some extra care. If you find that your machine is experiencing frequent complications, it’s time to hand it over to the professionals. Many problems can be easily resolved by having a service, and your technician will be able to offer advice to keep your machine in good working order. As the mechanics of a sewing machine can be quite delicate, we always recommend taking it to a professional rather than attempting to fix problems at home.