Re: Follow-up: ALternative to tossing machine out the window
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Thank you, Kathy, for that very informative post about your machine and the fix. I am so happy for you that FINALLY it is fixed and that you can happily enjoy what you do with it. Great to have a good manager/repair person at any shop.
And now we all know... definitely a post that is worthwhile saving as a just in case.
Have many happy hours of embroidery and stitching.
Pat in MD
On Sun, Aug 22, 2021 at 10:59 AM 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.