The Bernina is being serviced and should be ready for pick-up by the middle of the week. The pin on the clutch will be repaired or replaced. I forgot to ask which. Anyway, it will work again.
The basting stitch needs to be used periodically to lubricate the pin on the clutch. Not knowing this, I haven’t run the basting stitch and I doubt that it had been before the machine came to me. So, even if it is oiled properly, not using the basting stitch prevents the oil from getting into where it belongs. Eventually, the needle will not go up and down. This is what was explained to me. Lacking the mechanical gene, I have to trust.
I was informed that the feed dogs are like bald tires and the light bulb is on the way out. They will be replaced. Once again, I have to trust.
It was good to know that this was not caused by the denim. Yes, I have had guilt, and, well, I still do as this pin/clutch thing was a direct result of neglect. I am going to find out if there is anything else that I need to be doing to keep the machine in good working order.
The 403A has spent the weekend in Illinois and is scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday. I bought some machine oil and a few plastic bobbins, in case the metal ones don’t arrive when the machine does. The manual has been printed.
Also, in preparation for its arrival, I have been forced to critique the organization of my sewing possessions. There isn’t room here to add much more and that is why the 403A is coming without a cabinet. Where will I store it? The closet? No, not without an intervention.
So be it. There has been an intervention. The closet is no longer solidly stuffed from floor to ceiling. I would like to report that I had a gentle demeanor while this change was occurring. But, I cannot. There was much grumbling and stomping. The closet has been put right with the offending boxes moved to the shelves above. One can now actually enter the closet without removing boxes first. And, the items inside are easily viewed and accessed. A place has been made ready for the new machine.
The garage is next…..