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Why hire a sewing machine repair service through Airtasker?

Hiring a sewing machine repair service is hassle-free and fast. You can have a skilled, experienced sewing machine repair specialist come to your home or shop to fix your sewing machine. You don’t have to leave home or leave your business unattended while you look for an available repair shop or service.

And if you are a seamstress and tailoring business, you won’t have to worry about extended downtime as your sewing machine is repaired. All you have to do is post a job on Airtasker. Make sure to post details such as your sewing machine make and model, a description of the issue, your address, budget and how fast you want the job done.

Skilled and experienced Taskers will approach you about the role and offer a free quote. Once you agree on the job, your hired repair specialist goes to you to fix the machine. You pay after it’s repaired, then you can get back to business. Don’t hesitate to use that pink button to get your machine fixed quick!

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Top Sewing Machine Repair related questions

A sewing machine is one of the appliances that can be difficult to find specialists or shops to repair them. It’s almost as uncommon as a clock repair or tool repair. When you hire a Tasker for sewing machine repair, you can get their services quickly and can expect skilled and qualified specialists to fix your machine. If you use your machine for business, the Tasker goes directly to you, and you don’t have to worry about long downtimes.

Usually, no. You aren’t obliged to supply Taskers with any tools or equipment. Sewing machine specialists arrive fully equipped to provide the service. They bring their tools and equipment apart from the necessary skills and experience. But, if you have any tools or material that you think can make their job go more smoothly, you can always lend these to them.

The time it takes depends on the speed of your sewing machine specialist and the complexity of the problem. If the problem is minor, your sewing machine service and repairs shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours. But if the problem is more complex, expect the sewing machine servicing to take a day. For quicker service, hire a repair specialist that’s familiar with your sewing machine’s make and model.

Yes! If you run a business of sewing machine repairs, you can hire skilled Taskers to assist you. They can work as your extra hands to boost your staff if you have too many jobs to handle. Be sure to mention what you need in your job posting to ensure Taskers understand expectations and to avoid any misunderstandings.    

Many cheap sewing machine brands aren’t known for durability, and these have an average lifespan of about five years. Expect a longer or shorter lifespan for your sewing machine depending on these factors:

  • how often you use the machine

  • if you use them the right way

  • what type of thread you spool through them

  • how often you clean and lubricate them 

Standard practice for lubricating your sewing machine is, the more often you use it, the more often you should lubricate. That doesn’t mean daily use requires daily lubrication. Oil your sewing machine at least once every four months. You don’t want to over-lube it either - a drop or two is enough. Too much sewing machine oil can collect dirt and dust, become gummy and eventually lock up the machine.

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What do sewing machine repair services include?

The sewing machine repair services include all that’s needed to restore your sewing machine to working order. This involves inspecting the sewing machine and all its moving parts. Your handyman may partially disassemble the machine to find the cause of the problem and repair it.


After fixing the issue, they can clean out and lubricate the parts. Once your handyman finishes servicing your sewing machine, they can test the machine by sewing thread on scrap cloth.


Inspecting the parts

Your handyman first disconnects the electronic sewing machine from the electrical outlet. Then, they partially disassemble the sewing machine to inspect the bobbin, gears, needle assembly, and other hidden moving parts. They can check other items that can cause issues like the type and quality of the thread, the type of needle used, and how the thread is placed in the bobbin.  


Fixing the problem

As your handyman inspects the parts, they compare the performance of your sewing machine to reasonable operating standards. They usually look for issues like a broken or bent needle, gummed up or crystallized machine oil in the internal parts. Another common cause is an inferior thread that is unravelling or has unravelled and locked up the machine. Your handyman can also check if the wrong needle was used.


Cleaning & lubricating the parts

Once repaired, your handyman cleans the machine’s internal parts. This step includes the bobbin tray and feed dogs. They can clean out dust, lint, clumps of thread and gummed up or crystallized machine oil with a can of compressed air.


They may also use a fine brush and a lint-free cloth to wipe off dirt, without disturbing the delicate electronics. After cleaning, your handyman may apply a tiny amount of sewing machine oil to the moving parts. Note that not all sewing machine models need lubrication; they may not do this for your sewing machine.  


Testing the sewing machine

After your handyman has repaired the sewing machine, cleaned and oiled it as prescribed by your sewing machine’s manual, they can test the machine. If problems still arise, they can try to find and resolve the issue. If the problem persists after several attempts or the issue is with the electronics, take the machine to an accredited sewing machine shop.

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