This is the fourth or fifth time the timing has "just gone out" since I have had this Avante. I am wondering if this is just going to be a way of life with this machine. After looking at this forum it seems as if many others are having the same problem. I have asked to purchase the service manual since my husband could work on it if he had the specs. and was told they do not furnish that even at purchase to the individual owner. My rep is located 1 1/2 hours away and it costs me about $300. every time he comes. I am at my wits end. Does anyone have a solution to this problem. Can the machine be sent back to the factory ? I have too much invested at this point or I would change to another brand. I really did love the HQ when it is working but what to do? Customer quilts sitting here to be done and it is looking like I will have to return them to the owners and call it quits. If anyone has a solution please advise.