Re: Follow-up: ALternative to tossing machine out the window
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Kathy – I haven’t kept the previous emails in which you indicated the model of your machine having this issue. I work part time for an LQS store in Houston. I’d like to add your email to the notes we’ve kept on “oddball” machine issues, should it come up in the future.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Kathy Skagen
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Follow-up: ALternative to tossing machine out the window
I am so happy for you! That is wonderful news. You shop manager is a keeper for sure! I had a similar problem with a VCR years ago. It was practically new when it started acting up. I, like you, took it in to the shop many, many times. It always worked well in the shop but not at home. We even had the manufacturing company's rep look at it. Turned out that it just wasn't playing nicely with my TV which was the same brand! It was a real fluke like your bobbin spacer and I wrestled with it for a year. I was beginning to think I was crazy! So, I can truly appreciate how happy you must be to have solved this issue. Now you can have fun with your machine again.
Thanks for letting us know the outcome.
On Sunday, August 22, 2021, 09:59:25 AM CDT, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:
Greetings Janome owners: A couple of months ago, I started a thread that generated a lot of comments and advice from many of you. I was having a recurring problem with a noisy, bouncy and rattling bobbin that would eventually affect the stitches---and drive me bonkers with the noise. I just knew that SOMETHING was wrong, yet all of the possible solutions that arose from people who replied did not help my situation. Yesterday, I went back to the repair shop to retrieve my machine for the third time since March of this year for the very same reason. When I would bring my machine home, it seemed OK for a short time, maybe half a design would stitch out OK, but the terrible racket would resume shortly afterwards, so back to the shop. I even would set up my machine in a corner of the shop and do a test stitch before leaving for the drive back home. But yesterday's outcome was much better. I proceeded to set up my machine inside the store, and start a test stitchout, like always. And, like always, it went OK for the first 4000 stitches or so and then the noise, jumping and bouncing started up---again!!! The clerks at the store did not really know what to do, so the shop manager stepped in and spent a lot of time with my machine. He compared my machine to the floor model in the shop. Switched my hoop to the floor model, traded bobbin holders between my machine and the floor model, did all kinds of adjustments but my machine remained noisy and jerky while the floor model hummed smoothly along, with my thumb drive and doing the very same design with thread I brought with me. About that time, the shop manager noticed something different on my machine, as compared to the floor model. There was an obscure part completely missing from my machine!!! The manager said that he had never had to replace this part and he did not even know its name, but he took the corresponding part off of the floor model and placed it on my machine and the bobbin calmed down and we sewed out a couple of designs containing almost 10K stitches each without the bouncy, noisy problem. I also set my machine to do another stitchout as soon as I got home and it worked fine--quiet and smooth. Yayyyyy.