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Thread breaking

Janet
 

I know I saw a conversation on this but can't find it. On my 12000 I keep getting the message that my thread is broken when it is not. I do notice that the tension is off so I am thinking the auto tension function is not working right. I am using Janome pre-wound bobbins but have tried various options, thread and designs. I am taking it into the dealer for repair but wanted to see if you had any thoughts on why this is happening. Janet

Seldom encumbered by the thought process, Jim says:
This can often be caused by thread debris being caught between the tension disks. Try folding a strip of fabric in half and "flossing" through the tension area (Presser foot UP, LOCK engaged). Then rethread and see if it makes a difference. If not, continue on to the dealer.


Re: travel case for 15000

Barb Engvall
 

Oh! That is the one that came with my 7700! I was wondering if the 15000 would fit in it! Terrific and thanks!

On Feb 21, 2015, at 9:11 PM, mjdutro@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


It does not shout out that it folds on AllBrands so I am sending the link for SewVacDirect.

  http://www.sewvacdirect.com/janome-horizon-rolling-trolley/


This is the one I have although it has Janome printed on it in red


Perfect for class or travel in a vehicle.  Not so for airplane travel.

Martie in CA




email designs

fmacashley <no_reply@...>
 

I've been ordering designs by email for years and received one this past week and absolutely cannot get it  to my usb that will show up on my Janome 12000; this seemed to have happened since I updated/for new hoop 18 or whatever.  Please ..anyone can you give baby steps to download, etc.  Yes, it did extract and all that.   Do you copy and paste, or do you drag it to embf on usb.  Yes, my usb is formatted and I have designs on it too.   It shows up on Buzz Tools, but does not show up on Janome 12000.  Does not extract on Buzz Tools, is in Jef format, and all that.  What am I doing wrong?  Thank you so much.

Overcoming his persistent shyness, Jim says:
You're not doing anything wrong. It's most likely that the design is coded for a hoop that you don't have. A lot of third party designs use the code for the 10000 hoop B (5.5" x 7.9"). RE-18 is 5.5" x 7", so a design coded for B will be ignored. Since the design shows up in Buzz Tools you should be able to change the hoop there. Try changing to SQ23 or GR, then saving as a new design. Then it should work.



Re: travel case for 15000

mjdutro@...
 

It does not shout out that it folds on AllBrands so I am sending the link for SewVacDirect.

  http://www.sewvacdirect.com/janome-horizon-rolling-trolley/


This is the one I have although it has Janome printed on it in red


Perfect for class or travel in a vehicle.  Not so for airplane travel.

Martie in CA


Re: Acu Edit app

Barb Engvall
 

one of the “benefits" of a screen saver is you know if the machine is on or not…

On Feb 21, 2015, at 11:10 AM, capaul@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Jim,  Are you saying that to turn off the screen saver or to just not have the pictures showing?  I haven't experimented.

OH,  it is my foot control that is faulty.  I used the one from my 12000 and everything worked fine.  Then I went one step further and used the 15000 one on my 12000 and the foot control failed again.  So it is off to the dealer and she can try it and then order me a new one.  Hopefully, it will be covered under our 2 year warranty (that's what we have in Canada).

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Taking time out from making a "Save the Screens!" poster, Jim says:
The concept of a screen saver came up way back in the early days of computing when screens were green or amber tubes. Over time the phosphors that made the dots for characters could be left glowing for so long that they burned. You could turn off the monitor and still see what was displayed on it. To avoid this "burn in" software was added to constantly shift the pattern on an idle screen so that it didn't get burned in. As color screens became popular these screen saver programs got very elaborate with animations, photos and other eye candy.

These days tube monitors are gone. Everything is LCD screens, which have a layer of special crystals sitting on top of a white light. The computer controls what colors are allowed to go through for each pixel, making a picture. They don't burn in *BUT* the backlight that shines through will eventually burn out. Older monitors use a form of fluorescent lamp for the backlight, though new ones use LEDs that last much longer. We still have screen savers, but now they are for entertainment only. You don't need them at all. In the case of our machines using the screen saver keeps the backlight on all the time. Some day it will fail. If you leave it on all the time that day will get here a lot sooner. If you really want to save your screen, turn off the screen saver feature. That said, the life of a backlight is MUCH longer than it was in the days of the 8000. Almost all of those are dark now, and some of the 9000s are starting to lose their backlights as well. The newer machines have better lights and in most cases they should last at least as long as you want to use your machine. If you like having the friendly display of photos going all the time you can continue to do so without guilt. I just want to make sure you know what the reality of the screen "saver" is!



Re: travel case for 15000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 


Martie,
Can you provide a link to the case?  I searched All Brands and could not find one that folded.
Thank you.
Ceil

---In janome12000@..., <mjdutro@...> wrote :

Folding travel case for Janome 15000

Purchased from All Brands.  I do not have the room for the hard case or the tutto.  The soft folding case if perfect for me.  It was not outrageously expensive and fits into the closet shelf.   Martie in CA


Re: question on Horizon link

Margaret Wilburn
 

I have Buzz Xplor that I upgraded from Buzz Tools…it does batch conversions in a few minutes.


Margaret


Re: question on Horizon link

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

Is there a way to batch convert designs? There has to be a better way than doing it one at a time.  To complicate things, I have Wilcom, which is way too complicated for me to do anything but basic things, like resizing, and combining designs.  As much as I hate to spend more money, I need to purchase something simpler, especially  since I don't have any desire to digtitize.  Right now, I have designs in vp3, hus, shv, pes and jef.  

Another question, if I may - What could cause stitching to come out extremely small and tight?  I'm sure it's user error, but I don't know what I did except possibly putting the bobbin case in wrong when it accidentally came out.  I hate to drag it into the dealer; it's almost impossible for me to carry it!  Thanks for your help.


Re: travel case for 15000

mjdutro@...
 

Folding travel case for Janome 15000

Purchased from All Brands.  I do not have the room for the hard case or the tutto.  The soft folding case if perfect for me.  It was not outrageously expensive and fits into the closet shelf.   Martie in CA


Using customizer with MC10000

sasbs1420 <no_reply@...>
 

While trying to download a embroidery design from lap top to MC machine using Customizer, we are getting an error message that says "Failed to initialize communication port".  Can someone help us.


Hoping to be that someone, Jim says:

You need to have the USB driver installed. It's included on all of the Janome software CDs. That said, if you are using Windows 7 or later, and you have the 64 bit version (pretty much the standard now) of Windows you are out of luck. Janome did not make a 64 bit USB driver for the 10000.

 


Re: Acu Edit app

Cheryl Paul
 

Jim,  Are you saying that to turn off the screen saver or to just not have the pictures showing?  I haven't experimented.

OH,  it is my foot control that is faulty.  I used the one from my 12000 and everything worked fine.  Then I went one step further and used the 15000 one on my 12000 and the foot control failed again.  So it is off to the dealer and she can try it and then order me a new one.  Hopefully, it will be covered under our 2 year warranty (that's what we have in Canada).

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Taking time out from making a "Save the Screens!" poster, Jim says:
The concept of a screen saver came up way back in the early days of computing when screens were green or amber tubes. Over time the phosphors that made the dots for characters could be left glowing for so long that they burned. You could turn off the monitor and still see what was displayed on it. To avoid this "burn in" software was added to constantly shift the pattern on an idle screen so that it didn't get burned in. As color screens became popular these screen saver programs got very elaborate with animations, photos and other eye candy.

These days tube monitors are gone. Everything is LCD screens, which have a layer of special crystals sitting on top of a white light. The computer controls what colors are allowed to go through for each pixel, making a picture. They don't burn in *BUT* the backlight that shines through will eventually burn out. Older monitors use a form of fluorescent lamp for the backlight, though new ones use LEDs that last much longer. We still have screen savers, but now they are for entertainment only. You don't need them at all. In the case of our machines using the screen saver keeps the backlight on all the time. Some day it will fail. If you leave it on all the time that day will get here a lot sooner. If you really want to save your screen, turn off the screen saver feature. That said, the life of a backlight is MUCH longer than it was in the days of the 8000. Almost all of those are dark now, and some of the 9000s are starting to lose their backlights as well. The newer machines have better lights and in most cases they should last at least as long as you want to use your machine. If you like having the friendly display of photos going all the time you can continue to do so without guilt. I just want to make sure you know what the reality of the screen "saver" is!


Re: 15000 bobbin thread for embroidery

Linda Rayburn
 

Does this mean I can wind the Janome thread on the spool to a used pre-wound genuine bobbin?
Linda

Going green, Jim says:
That's correct. Recycle your used pre-wound bobbins, as they are genuine Janome.


Re: brushout embroidery

J Fraker
 

Thank you!


From: jcole110
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2015 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: brushout embroidery

 
If you are still interested in the brushout design CD with the raccoon it is available from Sunshine Sewing Company in Margate, FL, phone # 954-971-4810, email:  sewingwithfay@... 

Jay





Re: 15000 bobbin thread for embroidery

terry kipp
 

Thank you Jim!


Acu Edit app

lynda eldridge
 

I am just getting familiarized with my new Horizon 15000.  Please help me... Does the machine have to be turned on in order access the target machine prompt with the acu edit  it app on my iPad?   It seems inconvenient to have to go to the machine, turn it on , then sit and relax in another room to work on a design.  Thanks Lynda


Wondering how to turn on his TV without a remote control, Jim says:

Yes, the machine must be turned on in order to reach it through a WiFi network. However you don't actually have to turn it off. When it goes into sleep mode the power consumption drops dramatically unless you have activated the misleadingly named "Screen Saver" feature. Perhaps that's what they had in mind when the put forth the idea of sewing from your couch!


Re: travel case for 15000

Tony Coley
 

Good for you Ms Anne. You definitely got the right idea. Blessed weekend.

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 20, 2015, at 1:39 PM, Anne Parker annegparker@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

You mentioned "waterproof", please keep this info in mind if you are exposed to high humidity/rainy weather.Happy SewingTony in Alabama

Tony

The 15000 comes with a fabric cover - which I don't use because it is just a pain and doesn't look very nice.  I cover my machines with quilted covers when they are at home.

I was talking about a waterproof cover for moving the machine out of the house on a trolley to take to the dealer so it would be protected from the rain - not as a permanent dust cover.  I was originally thinking to make it padded, but now I'm thinking all it needs to do is cover the normal cotton quilted cover I am planning to make.
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Re: brushout embroidery

jcole110 <no_reply@...>
 

If you are still interested in the brushout design CD with the raccoon it is available from Sunshine Sewing Company in Margate, FL, phone # 954-971-4810, email:  sewingwithfay@... 


Jay




15000 bobbin thread for embroidery

terry kipp
 

My machine came with a spool of Janome bobbin thread Nm100/2.  I purchased prewound Janome bobbin thread that is 60/2.  Both are polyester.  When would I need to use the 100/2 size instead of 60/2 size? 


Meditating on the mysteries of bobbin thread, Jim says:

Excellent question! The bobbin thread that came with your machine is the original Janome bobbin thread tracing all the way back to the 8000 almost 25 years ago. It's what the red dot bobbin case is calibrated for. The pre-wound bobbins are genuine Janome bobbins that have been wound with Robison-Anton bobbin thread, which is heavier. Either is fine, and chances are that you will not need to use the yellow dot case for either of them.


Re: question on Horizon link

cmgazerro@...
 

There are two programs...Horizon Link for the 12000 and Horizon Link Suite for the 15000.  I am assuming the Suite has multiple formats and the Horizon Link does not.
Carolyn

Trading the bluebird of happiness for the chicken of depression, Jim says:
Sadly that is the case. No DST for 12000 HorizonLink owners.


Re: Horizon Link Manual

terry kipp
 

I just saved the PDF files in my iBooks App that came on my Ipad, thank you!!

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