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Re: 15000V2 - Question

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks for the replies.  I relayed the information regarding the color and wifi certification on the machine to help in making sure if she goes with the 15000, she gets the V2.
 
I had a suspicion Jim that something did change on the V2 from the V1 other than "cosmetic" otherwise why didn't Janome just do an update on the V1 without releasing another model as V2.

Again, as always, thanks for the information.

Julia

V1 of Jim offers this observation:
Janome first did the "rebranding" update of a machine when they replaced the 10000 with the 10001. This allows them to have a new model faster than the usual 4-5 year cycle for developing new machines. By updating existing machines, owners of the first version don't feel left out and it actually reinforces the fact that Janome machines can be updated. I expect we'll see this practice continue through each generation of machines.


Re: Straight stitch needle plate

Bernice Ramsey
 

I have used both and can't tell any difference.  I usually put the straight stich plate on if I am quilting a quilt.
Bernice Ramsey

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On May 29, 2015, at 1:06 PM, zarasgranny@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Would it make any difference if the zigzag plate was used instead of the straight stitch plate when doing embroidery?


Re: still with machine problem

cmgazerro@...
 

If you have the straight stitch plate on your machine, many of the wide stitches are grayed out.  When you use the plate with the wider hole those stitches are no longer grayed out.
Carolyn


Re: double needle function

Patricia Ward
 

OMG I am really losing it!!!   That was the problem! 

I had the straight stitch needle plate on for embroidery and had taken it off when I took out the yellow dot bobbin case...   so instead of putting on the zig zag plate I again picked up the straight stitch plate and put it back on.

Oh dear oh dear.. I must be starting with senility.  Yikes!!!!  

Jim, you are a life saver once again!   Thank you from the bottom of my old heart.

Pat


still with machine problem

Patricia Ward
 

Upon further investigation...   Many of my stitches are greyed out in all of the areas as are many of the sewing applications.

The quiet mode is not on.

Is something stuck:  A bad chip?  At this point the machine is almost useless because many of the things I would want to be using are not available as they are greyed out. 

Pat


Re: 15000V2 - Question

Linda M
 

Personally I don't see the difference, when you upgrade your machine to V2, it's the same anynow.

Linda
Canada

Author of many opinions of dubious value, Jim throws out this nugget:
There is one *slightly* compelling reason to try to get a "true" V2 machine. During the initial release of the 15000 Janome may have learned of some hardware elements that could be improved. This would be quietly done on the V2 models. Even though the machine software is the same, some internal parts could be different. This was seen with the model 10000, which had a lot of top bushing failures in the field. In the last production runs of the 10001 the top bushing was replaced with a ball bearing, which is what is used now in all top line embroidery models. Nothing was ever said about this - we just noticed it in servicing machines. I personally don't know of any mechanical or electrical changes between the 15000 V1 and V2, but I wouldn't fault anyone who wanted to get a V2 build. There's also the "model year" factor that we see in cars. When the 2016 models come out there will be those who want a 2016 model even though the 2015s may have the exact same features at a lower price.

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 11:26 AM, Pam Davison pamyjo2001@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

Also I believe the V2 15000 has the WiFi certified logo to the right of the screen on the body of the machine.

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From: juliadlf1
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎May‎ ‎29‎, ‎2015 ‎10‎:‎38‎ ‎AM
To: mdaniel@... [janome12000]

 

Hi Jim:
How can someone tell the difference between the released version 2 15000 versus the version 1 model?  I know that version 1 can be updated but what should a buyer look for to know for certain the machine they are purchasing is actually a manufactured version 2?
A friend of mine is looking and when I asked the question if the machine is a version 1 or 2, she didn't know and got a run around answer from the dealer.
Is there something in the settings that would tell her?

Thanks,
Julia

Running around to get an answer, Jim says:
The obvious way is to look at the small colored area below the screen. On a machine manufactured as V1 this area is a teal green. I don't have a V2 machine to compare, but in web photos that area looks white or gray or ??? In any case, it's NOT teal green.







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Linda M.


Re: Straight stitch needle plate

Betty Scott
 

Would it make any difference if the zigzag plate was used instead of the straight stitch plate when doing embroidery?


double needle function

Patricia Ward
 

This function seems to be stuck on my machine...  I have searched the APP for the 15000 and the manual, I have gone into set to be sure I am not in quiet mode, I have set to default settings, ... what else do I do.

The double needle function button is gray and because of that most of my utility stitches are grayed out as well.  I was not even using it. I cannot seem to get it to turn off... and the warning that I have cancelled it does not appear because I can't cancel it.

I was straight stitching edges of crib sheets all morning using just the utility straight stitch..

What am I doing wrong?   Help please?

Pat

Trying hard to do no wrong, Jim asks:
By chance do you have the straight stitch needle plate attached? That disables anything that requires a zigzag or wide opening in the plate.


Re: 15000V2 - Question

Pam Davison
 

Also I believe the V2 15000 has the WiFi certified logo to the right of the screen on the body of the machine.

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From: juliadlf1
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎May‎ ‎29‎, ‎2015 ‎10‎:‎38‎ ‎AM
To: mdaniel@... [janome12000]

 

Hi Jim:
How can someone tell the difference between the released version 2 15000 versus the version 1 model?  I know that version 1 can be updated but what should a buyer look for to know for certain the machine they are purchasing is actually a manufactured version 2?
A friend of mine is looking and when I asked the question if the machine is a version 1 or 2, she didn't know and got a run around answer from the dealer.
Is there something in the settings that would tell her?

Thanks,
Julia

Running around to get an answer, Jim says:
The obvious way is to look at the small colored area below the screen. On a machine manufactured as V1 this area is a teal green. I don't have a V2 machine to compare, but in web photos that area looks white or gray or ??? In any case, it's NOT teal green.





Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

Carl Fuller
 

Rarely take it off except to clean things up. Warning, make sure to
return it to it's proper position. Home. Closed up. I suffered a
crushed "X-Ray film, sliding cover" because the cat stepped on it.
Caused it to dimple, and when it did move, it wrinkled up. Easy enough
to get fixed, and if it happened again, I'd cut my own from available
material unless the machine had to go in for something else. It's
designed to keep junk out of the belt area and does a pretty good job.
Although we did find a couple pins in there. And I was so sure I'd
never lost any.


Re: Got my 15000 back again

Patricia Ward
 

I sure hope nothing more gives you any problems! 

Happy sewing!!!

Pat

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 8:44 PM, cas@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I got my 15000 back.  The motherboard had to be reinstalled and it seems to be working so far!  Yay!!!!
Cas




Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

Virginia
 

Also keep in mind the embroidery arm does serve another purpose, those of you that are having an issue with the perfect seam allowance you can go into your applications and sew your seam to within a perfect 1/32 of an inch. Your arm will move to the perfect spot.  Great for a scant inch or a generous inch difference of a seam allowance.  I love that function.  Perfect seam allowance every time.

Virginia


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From: Anne Parker annegparker@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, May 29, 2015 8:20 am
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

 
I leave mine on all the time, but do check regularly that nothing has dropped in to it through the gap beween the arm that opens and the rest of the unit - such as lint, threads, pins etc.  Haven't had any issues so far.

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15000V2 - Question

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Jim:
How can someone tell the difference between the released version 2 15000 versus the version 1 model?  I know that version 1 can be updated but what should a buyer look for to know for certain the machine they are purchasing is actually a manufactured version 2?
A friend of mine is looking and when I asked the question if the machine is a version 1 or 2, she didn't know and got a run around answer from the dealer.
Is there something in the settings that would tell her?

Thanks,
Julia

Running around to get an answer, Jim says:
The obvious way is to look at the small colored area below the screen. On a machine manufactured as V1 this area is a teal green. I don't have a V2 machine to compare, but in web photos that area looks white or gray or ??? In any case, it's NOT teal green.




Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

DLGolfs <DLGolfs@...>
 

I personally would not leave the arm attached; first of all it could get scratched with pins AND you may inadvertently move it and mess up the arm movement. 

I think you are just asking for a problem, JMO

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:12 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

 

 

Hi Pat,

 

I leave the embroidery unit attached to my machine most of the time so I can use the fabric guide and have a larger bed for extra support for sewing projects.

 

Estelle

 

 

On May 28, 2015, at 9:04 AM, Patricia Ward ward.pm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

 

Do any of you keep your embroidery unit attached even though you may want to do some sewing before you do the next embroidery?   Is there any danger in that? 

I find with increasing age and decreasing strength in my left wrist and shoulder that the embroidery unit seems to be more bulky and heavier for me to manage. 

Thanks so much for ideas and input...

Pat in MD

 

 


Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

I leave mine on all the time, but do check regularly that nothing has dropped in to it through the gap beween the arm that opens and the rest of the unit - such as lint, threads, pins etc.  Haven't had any issues so far.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann


Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi Pat,

I leave the embroidery unit attached to my machine most of the time so I can use the fabric guide and have a larger bed for extra support for sewing projects.

Estelle


On May 28, 2015, at 9:04 AM, Patricia Ward ward.pm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Do any of you keep your embroidery unit attached even though you may want to do some sewing before you do the next embroidery?   Is there any danger in that? 

I find with increasing age and decreasing strength in my left wrist and shoulder that the embroidery unit seems to be more bulky and heavier for me to manage. 

Thanks so much for ideas and input...

Pat in MD



Got my 15000 back again

cas@...
 

I got my 15000 back.  The motherboard had to be reinstalled and it seems to be working so far!  Yay!!!!
Cas


Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

Patricia Ward
 

Jim,  at lunch that is exactly what I was told by the resident electrical engineer!  

Thank you everyone for the information; I feel better now and the next time I put it on to embroider, it will stay one.   I really appreciate all of the input!

Pat

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 12:53 PM, jim.stutsman@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Diane keeps her embroidery unit attached all the time. There is no compelling reason to remove it when you are just sewing. In fact, the fewer times you remove it, the longer the electronic connection will last.



Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

Jim Stutsman
 

Diane keeps her embroidery unit attached all the time. There is no compelling reason to remove it when you are just sewing. In fact, the fewer times you remove it, the longer the electronic connection will last.


Re: Question: Keeping the embroidery unit attached

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

I do at times keep the embroidery unit on if I'm doing a quick sewing however when doing larger projects, I take the unit off, lower the machine into the sewing cabinet so the machine bed and table surface are at the same height. It is also a good time to check the embroidery unit for any lint/dust which may have gotten in between the unit and the machine.
I also keep the Janome acrylic table on when doing embroidery. It helps a great deal when embroidering to keep the hoop more stable and when changing the bobbin thread, I can slide the hoop over on the acrylic table flat surface.
I've never heard that keeping the embroidery unit on would damage the machine unless of course you dropped a pin or something else down into the narrow opening between the unit and the machine. Just my opinion.

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