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Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 29, 2019 | 44 views

Check that top thread tensioner is engaging.

After threading top thread, with presser foot up, rotate tension selector to 4. Then move presser foot down (this engages top thread tensioner). Make a slow steady pull of the top thread. Compare tension to when foot was up (no tension) to foot down (selected tension). If you move presser foot up and down while slowly pulling the top thread, you should feel the change from no tension to selected tension.

If you find there is no tension on the top thread, the top thread will loop and nest on bottom side of fabric. Rethread top thread per machine instruction. If still no top thread tension, either the tensioning mechanism has failed or it has not threaded properly.

Once you have verified the top thread tensioner is working, you need to check bobbin thread tension. Make a slow steady pull on the bottom thread. You should feel tension similar to the top thread with tension selector set to 4 and foot down. If the bottom thread tension feels loose, similar to top thread presser foot up, then likely the bottom thread has escaped the bobbin case tensioner. Reload bobbin and recheck bobbin tension.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 27, 2019 | 30 views

I assume you are using the foot control not the Stop/Start button?

Simple straight stitch or a programmed pattern?

Could be foot pedal issue, so try using Stop/Start and a simple straight stitch. Or could be a programming error or other so I suggest you isolate any foot pedal issue by using Stop/Start and simple straight stitch. Reply here with results.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 27, 2019 | 33 views

This is a tension issue with the top thread and also the bobbin. There should be adjustments for it on both parts.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 26, 2019 | 68 views

Top thread is "frayed"?

Could be tension is too high, problem with needle, needle wrong type, other.

Does it straight stitch ok using same fabric, thread, needle, bobbin, and tesnsion?

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 23, 2019 | 140 views

Hello, Cathy -

According to the instruction book for the Janome Memory Craft 15000 sewing machine, one can create free-standing lace with the machine.

This is the link to the instruction book (PDF document - Adobe Acrobat Reader software, free, needed):

The instructions for creating lace are on Page 130 [image 136 of the PDF document.]

Best wishes.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 21, 2019 | 56 views

Hello John

Please refer to item labeled "20" on page 2 of Manual which can be obtained for free at https://www.janome.com/siteassets/support/manuals/computer-models/inst-book-41012.pdf

Please give me a thumbs up if this was helpful.

Happy stitching

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 10, 2019 | 45 views

The Janome 2160DC has three applique stitches (17-19) that look similar to the blanket stitch. Two of these stitches step to the left and have the straight stitches on the right. The last is the mirror image. You may need to adjust the stitch width to get the right look for your application. Note: stitch 18 has two stitches to the side, not just one. This makes for a heavier appearance.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019 | 55 views

It Will be a Hi shank...one did come with the machine,

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 08, 2019 | 117 views

Google (janome)(20)(manual) without parens.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 04, 2019 | 52 views

It sounds like you might have a piece of thread in the bobbin case. Locate and remove the thread. Hopefully that will make it so the machine no longer finds the broken thread.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 02, 2019 | 44 views

Hello, Sauban -

The needles you will use will depend upon the kind of sewing you will be doing and the fabric on which you are sewing.

The Instruction Manual for the Janome Memory Craft 6000 lists the needle sizes on page 22 of the manual:

The website SewingParts Online sells a variety of needles for use with the Janome Memory Craft 6000:
(TinyURL link): https://tinyurl.com/yb3oy2wo
The company is located in the USA.

If you do not reside in the USA, then, I suggest you use your favorite search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, etc.) and the following search phrase, with quotation marks as shown to find needles for your machine from a business in your country of residence:
Janome "Memory Craft 6000" needles

Best wishes.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Jan 01, 2019 | 31 views

Janome has the manual for the JD1818 on their retired machines site: https://www.janome.com/support/retired-machine-manuals/ . The current link to the manual is https://www.janome.com/siteassets/support/manuals/retired/other-models/inst-book-jd1818.pdf . If you prefer a printed copy, you can purchase it here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-janome-jd1818.aspx? . Alternatively, put the PDF from Janome's site on a USB flash drive. Take it to a local print shop (Kinkos, UPS store) and they'll print and bind the file for you.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Dec 28, 2018 | 115 views


Janome Sewing... | Answered on Dec 26, 2018 | 53 views

when I pay for the CDKeys on M8X.com, how can I get it? and how to use it?

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Dec 18, 2018 | 100 views

So far I haven't found a free download of the manual. The 802 wasn't listed on the Janome Manual page, https://www.janome.com/support/manuals/ , or the retired machine page (link at the bottom right of the preceding link). I did find two sites, http://www.sewingshop.com/802MANUALPDF.aspx and https://ifixmachines.com/index.php/component/hikashop/product/2406-janome-802-sewing-machine-manual that sell the manual as a PDF. If you want a hard copy, you'll have to print the manual yourself. Alternatively, take the PDF on a USB drive to a print shop (Kinkos, UPS store) and pay them to print it for you.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Dec 15, 2018 | 235 views

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