Thanks for that info Betty.
My machine is currently packed and stored at my step-daughters in Nottingham while we move to Wales - though as our chain has just collapsed we have no idea when we will be moving, though our buyers are still keen.
I will get in touch with Janome regarding what I should do. Did you contact them or did your dealer contact you to advise. I haven't heard anything from Janome or the dealer I am registered with.
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