Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Brother is Dead!

Don't panic...none of my real brothers have been harmed in the writing of this post...My Brother ULT 2003D. That machine has been a lemon from the start. It has been in the shop more than all the other machines I have had in my lifetime...put together! I was just finishing a simple apron and the last 1/2 inch had no stitches...WTH??? The needle was still threaded but the needle was not moving! The part that links the needle bar to the gear has broke...AGAIN. This is the third time that has happened...it's been under a year since the last repair. Since I never use the embroidery feature on it anymore (I always embroider with the BMP6) I think I will see if they are up for "Let's make a deal". If I can get a good solid sew only machine I will be happy to get out from under that lemon! Although is is a big inconvenience to deal with today when I planned to sew all day, it is not the end of the world. Not to fear Kittens...I always have a back up sewing machine waiting in the wings (actually I have 4 now if you count the treadle which is still functional) The project was completed with my Singer which has moved up to the #1 position for now. Wish me luck...hopefully I will be bringing home a new machine today.

4 comments:

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness! I saw just the title of your post in my reader and was so scared--and then clicked on the post and started reading and got a giggle. Should have known that anytime a sewer refers to a brother, it is likely the mechanical kind! Good luck on your deal making!

gwensews said...

Give Brother a proper burial and buy a new, wonderful machine!

Sewfast said...

The good new is that the repairs from the last time it did that are under warranty, so it will be fixed. The shop was not interested in trading...in fact they had a noticeable lack of used machines...they used to have a couple tables of them. The gentleman I talked to pulled out his value book and said that my machine didn't even exist! Excuse me...is this just a figment of my imagination??? Anyway, his advice to me if I wanted to get rid of it is list it on Craigslist, which I will do at a greatly reduced price. The embroidery works fine (when the needle bar is engaged!). I had a little old lady interested in it while I talked to the man about fixing it. I actually made a skirt with #2...I heart my older machines...they never let me down!

Kat said...

Oh no! Good thing you have the backup. I'm anxious to see what you bring home.