Dispose or Keep?

@acelawrites (10624)
Philippines
June 15, 2016 4:00pm CST
A lot of time and money has been spent on my electronic portable sewing machine. If it is beyond repair in spite of several trips to the maintenance shop, I rather have it disposed, though I bought it for a high price. Sewing is one of my hobbies too; making some throw pillow covers, some curtains, and other clothes repair at home when I am tired being on the computer. It is such a respite, and I think I inherited the love for sewing from my mother. If it can not be fixed, I will let the garbage collector have it because she might find somebody interested and make some money out of it.
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@Lucky15 (33713)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Hope.someone will still can make it work or just better to get rid of it
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Oh my! The repairman said it is the operator (me) who had the defect! It was the wrong way of putting the thread so it got tangled (the thread) when I operate it. Now I know and I learned from them!
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@Lucky15 (33713)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@acelawrites hahaha. Now it is working?
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@Lucky15 yes, I felt (tanga) fool, because of what the mechanic said! I just kept silent and did not say that I am not a seamstress or dressmaker but a writer (kuno), so I did not know so much about sewing machines! ha ha ha!
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
15 Jun 16
It might be something someone might take apart and try to rebuild as a project.
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
If it did not work, I could had done that. Thanks @OKennedy.
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@acelawrites Its always nice to have options and to keep them open
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@OKennedy yes,I also consider if it will still be repaired.
@responsiveme (14379)
• India
16 Jun 16
A sewing machine was so much a part of the household furniture,My mother would always make our dresses on it. Once my brother put his head against the wheel and had to be rushed to the hospital for stitches. Nowadays not many people sew. My husband used to use his mother's and he would alter all our clothes.I am hopeless...my line goes zig zag. Unfortunately once the computer came on the scene , he has left all that.
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
So nice to know sewing machine was also a part of your household. I love to do it because I also remember my mother sewing some of our clothes when we were young.
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• India
16 Jun 16
@acelawrites Nowadays its all ready made clothes from the malls. But there are lots of tailoring shops too. So the sewing machine is bound to stay.
@JudyEv (97056)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jun 16
What a shame your machine might be beyond repair. Do you have another one or will you replace this?
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
It was working alright, it was the way I put in the thread to have some tension in it that made it stop because the thread at the bobbin case and the one on the needle always got entangled.
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@JudyEv (97056)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jun 16
@acelawrites I sometimes thread the needle from the wrong way and then it won't work properly.
@koopharper (6214)
• Canada
15 Jun 16
Sometimes it's better just to get rid of it. Something that is always breaking down and costing repair is often not worth the trouble.
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
All along,the machine could had worked well, if I knew the right way of threading it. I was wrong so the thread got entangled always!
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• Canada
16 Jun 16
@acelawrites Maybe it'll work well for you now that you know that it was being threaded wrong.
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I believe it is fixed now.
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Yes, it is, so glad about it.
@Corbin5 (78886)
• United States
15 Jun 16
Sometimes I avoid the frustration of having something repaired again and again and just toss the item. Maybe someone will find some use in it after making repairs.
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
If the repairman was not patient enough to tinker on it, I could had thrown it at the garbage. It was the way I put in the thread that made the machine falter!
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