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Re: 12000 horizon

Jim Stutsman
 

If it is truly new, i.e. you are the first owner, then it does not need servicing. If it's previously owned, then a cleaning might be worthwhile.


Re: Lubricating an older machine...

Jim Stutsman
 

Tri-Flo grease is fine, but it's important to CLEAN the gears first. Embedded dried lint and old grease can actually break them. I also like Tri-Flo spray lubricant as well as oil.


Re: Diane's work book for the 12000

Jim Stutsman
 

It's not a workbook, but an app for iPhone or iPad. If you don't have either of those you can find lots of videos on YouTube, but we do not do Android.


Re: Lubricating an older machine...

ZKazmi <zskazmi@...>
 

I had the same question about lubricating gears.  I have a newer mechancial Janome machine that has been sitting in my closet for a few years. It's hardly been used. I bought it five years ago and made some stitch samples but never used it to actually sew anything. When I took it out and sewed on it yesterday, I noticed that it is sewing slower. I have oiled the machine and cleaned it but I'm wondering if the gears need to be greased. The foot pedal and bobbin winder seem to be working at full speed but the machine is not sewing at full speed. Would Tri-Flo grease be fine to use on the gears?


Diane's work book for the 12000

sewnice@...
 

Hello again,
I'm just full of questions... What is the name of the workbook Diane Stutsman has for the mc12000, and where can I purchase it?

Thank you
Sharon


reviews of the M7

janeo51
 

Hello, first time posting! I am in the market for a new machine and am impressed with the media info on the M7, I am hoping some owners can tell me their experiences and if they feel this machine is all it claims to be and more! I am mostly a quilter but also do sew garments, some home dec and craft sewing. I love the larger space but am also interested in great tension and ease of use is important as well! Does this machine have a low bobbin sensor, I just am hoping for experiences and feelings about how happy you are with your machines, if you wish you had picked a different machine or any helpful info as a new buyer to Janome! I have been sewing on a Bernina 440 for the last 10 years and have loved it but would like to upgrade, I have looked at the 7 series but am feeling like Janome has so much to offer at much better prices! thank you so much for your time!


12000 horizon

sewnice@...
 

Hi,
I am just purchasing a new MC 12000.  My question is since it is an older model, should I take it to my local dealer for an "oil and Lube?"  :)  or will it be OK right out of the box?

Thank you
Sharon


Re: S9 tension issue

Tracy
 

Toni-

Try lengthening your stitch length a little.  That should help with the puckering.  

I'm not sure what it is about the bobbin thread that you think the tension there is too tight.  It's much easier to adjust the upper tension.  If top thread is being pulled to the bottom, increase the upper tension number to make it a bit tighter and it should pull the bobbin thread more into the middle of the fabric layers.  If bobbin thread is showing on the top, decrease the top thension so that it won't pull as tightly and will relax the thread into the fabric layers.  Do not be afraid to change thread tension.  Sometimes it's what makes the stitches look like they should.  And- like someone else mentioned- there are many things that can cause stitches to not be "right".  I won't list them all again.

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: S9 tension issue

blue_lak
 

I had no idea there were actual discs in there. I thought that path was for the take up lever.


Re: 12000 horizon

Jim Stutsman
 

Yes, it's fine.


12000 horizon

sewnice@...
 

can the embroidery link be used with windows 10?

Thank you


Re: S9 tension issue

Marsha_Comcast
 

The tension disks for your upper thread is where your thread goes between when you loop it down and up then through your take-up arm.
The video link is for a Husqvarna but it's the same place. I know pictures or videos always help me. Hope you find a fix, it's so frustrating when you can't just sew.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GRrj1-QqMnk


Re: S9 tension issue

blue_lak
 

The Skyline series does not have tension disks, but the HD9 does so I think that's the confusion.
There is a tiny wick in the center where bobbin case sits. Touch it with your pinky tip and see if any oil shows on your finger. If yes, it's fine. If no, you can carefully put a drop of oil there. Being a bit dry though, shouldn't have any real effect on the sewing tension.

Is this is a new problem, or a new to you machine?
Are you using the same weight top thread as the Janome bobbin thread?
Have you tried a different spool of thread?
Have you tried a different bobbin thread?
Are you making sure the top thread is snapping under the guide plate (see step 2, p 16 of manual)?
If the guide cover is removable, lift to check for any dust bunnies. If not removable, use a piece of dental floss as thread to guide through the slot for cleaning.
Have you tried a different size needle?
Have you tested other fabrics, eg plain weave cotton and batik?
Last but not least, have you tried a heavier foot pressure?
There are so many things on the machine that can affect thread tension, but different fabrics will also.

Hopefully you'll find an answer. If not, it might need tech adjustment. It's not unknown for them to be too tight coming from the factory.
Jan in MD


Re: S9 tension issue

Toni Valenstein
 

I've gone thru all the cleaning steps on pg. 160 (manual) Cleaned the thread cutter and everything else.  Videos I've seen says to place some oil in the center of the bobbing holder.  My machine didn't come with oil, just cleaner, and it doesn't mention oiling anywhere in the manual.  My stitching is a bit better, but still curls a bit.  I've tried both bobbing cases and the one with the yellow dot seems to be a little better.  Which bobbin holder is meant for the embroidery?

Where are the tension disks?  


Re: New IPad decision

Lyn Quine
 

I have one of those USB double ended gadgets, but it no longer works on my iPad because the app for it hasn’t been updated to the V13.  I can still use it as a normal USB but it no longer downloads on the iPad, and definitely doesn’t work on my iPad Pro.  


Re: S9 tension issue

Marsha_Comcast
 

If you haven't already, you might slide a folded piece of paper between your tension discs for the top thread to clear any build up or stuck piece of thread.


Re: New IPad decision

Jim Stutsman
 

This should take care of that problem and also allow you to use any USB flash drive with the iPad Pro: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GGKYXVE/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_ph82EbBDFBV7S


Re: New IPad decision

JILL BAILEY
 

I have a 5 year old IPad Air 2 with lightening connector and all my Janome and Jim’s apps are in there .. at Xmas I received the new iPad Pro , with big storage , only prob is I use the iPad usb to transfer files off my iPad to my non janome WiFi machines and the new iPads are C connectors so my iexpand now won’t fit ! 


Re: New IPad decision

Jim Stutsman
 

I would suggest getting the latest generation iPad just to make it last as long as possible to avoid it becoming obsolete. This page will show you the options. I would recommend not getting the lowest price model in any category, just because that means it has the least amount of storage. For some models you only have two storage options, but if there are more the second option should be fine.


New IPad decision

Melanie Dumas
 

I have the original Janome IPad from my MC15000. As I have upgraded my MemoryCraft to the Quiltmaker 15000, I would like to upgrade my IPad as well, any ideas on what type/types would work best. Thank you.

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