Where to get a sewing machine repaired?

sewing machine closeup largeEric asks via the Facebook:

Can anyone point me to a good sewing machine repair shop? I don't mean new machines (most of which can't be fixed when they break) I mean old machines that are worth the effort.

It seems like every year it gets harder to find a place to repair small appliances like this, in part because the cost to replace and the cost to repair are often about the same now. Lake Electronics used to be the place for this sort of stuff, but it's no longer in operation.

Maybe there's a place for that specializes in sewing machines. Got a suggestion for Eric? Please share!

photo: Flickr user Deb Stgo (CC BY 2.0)

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http://www.sewandvacny.com/service--repair.htm

I take my machines to the Gloversville Sewing Center. They do a great job and have been in business for years.

I was really pleased with the service I got from A1 Sewing Machine Specialists (http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/). The owner maintains machines for people who use them to make a living. Downside: he's out in Sand Lake, which might be geographically undesirable. A friend who sews all the time has good things to say about Sewing Sisters on Central Avenue.

Yes I may be a bit off the beaten path but I have been repairing sewing machines for 37 years. Fix them all old and new.
It is worth the trip. I have people from all over the world send me their machines to repair when others can;t or won't.

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