If you’ve read my review of this machine you basically already know the story, but I will share the “cliff notes” version just to make my point. Not all great machines work well right out of the box. Now I’m sure many of you out there don’t quite agree with that statement, however it’s just the truth. Right now there is another very well know and respected sewing machine brand that’s having some technical difficulties as well. It happens. Some machines need a little bit of TLC on arrival. I liken my experience with the L-500 to a premmie that needed a little extra care in the beginning. Actually I sent the first L-500 back to HSN right away. I had problems with the cutter and it was always giving me a error warning message. Needless to say, there were so many features I wanted to love about this machine that I couldn’t give up on it, so I ordered a replacement. The second machine arrived with exactly that same issues as the first. So being a “problem solver” by nature, I dove in to see what the was problem and how could I fix it. The feature of this machine that I really wanted was the cutter. I watched the cutter in action and saw that it was getting bound up on it’s rotation back to it’s resting position. I unplugged the machine and manually worked it back and forth to free it up a bit. Well, it worked!! My cutter hasn’t missed a beat since and the best part is that there’s MO MORE ERROR WARNINGS!!
As this series progresses, I will be showing you all the wonderful features this machine has and how to use them. It also came with a “value added” foot package and I will be showing that as well. Until then, get your machines out and dust them off and be ready to make this machine your BFF as I have!!