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Re: Attachments

juliadlf.ny@...
 

I have the 15000 and have the binder attachment.  Two ways you can see how to attach them to your machine. Jim and Diane's app if you have that or go to 
YouTube and search for Janome Binder attachment. I do recommend Jim and Diane's app. You have to purchase it but it is extremely helpful.
Hope this helps.
Julia


Re: Embroidery unit veil

Else
 

Hi Jim,

Thank you so much for your help. 

Finally yesterday we got to see if we could repair the unit. And we could - arms is still over our heads. The biggest problem was the the screw was damaged, so my husband found another piece of tool and managed to get the old one out. Then he did as described on page 55 and fastened a new screw and then we tested it on the machine. It just sews so fine now.

I’m so glad I found this group, and it is possible to have a forum in one continent and get help in another. Two years ago I went to USA with my family and we would all like to visit again, when it is possible to travel. 

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kind regards 
Else Marie 


Den 27. nov. 2020 kl. 23.53 skrev Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...>:

Do not apologize for your English!!! I have the utmost respect for anyone who is fluent in more than one language, and English is absurdly difficult with its many meanings for a single word. In this case, yes, slack is closer. The actual English word would be "play", which I'm sure is extremely confusing! Fortunately I think you can repair it yourself, because it appears to be an adjustment. I've not had to do that myself, but the arm MUST be rigid or you will have terrible embroidery. I'm sending you instructions by email.

Let's see how Google does going the other way:
Undskyld ikke din engelsk !!! Jeg har den største respekt for enhver, der behersker mere end et sprog, og engelsk er absurd vanskelig med sine mange betydninger for et enkelt ord. I dette tilfælde, ja, slap er tættere. Det egentlige engelske ord ville være "play", hvilket jeg er sikker på er ekstremt forvirrende! Heldigvis tror jeg, du kan reparere det selv, fordi det ser ud til at være en justering. Jeg har ikke været nødt til at gøre det selv, men armen SKAL være stiv, ellers får du forfærdeligt broderi. Jeg sender dig instruktioner via e-mail.


Re: Download designs to MAC

Kathy Strabel
 

I have the 500e machine and would not say I was shocked or angry about having to oil it regularly, but I was surprised at it, since it has been a very long time since I have had a machine that required it. However, I was annoyed that no one mentioned  that fact when I was shopping and comparing which make and model to buy. The oiling process is not really all that complicated and if you set up a specific block of time, set out a folded bath towel to place your machine on, and carefully follow the instructions and diagrams in the manual, it goes pretty well. I made a label and placed it on the front of my machine to remind me to perform this maintenance task. It should not be necessary to take it in to your dealer just for an oiling. The scariest part is when you "turn your machine so the balance wheel (hand wheel) is at the bottom". Take a deep breath and just do it. It gets easier each time.   Happy stitching!  Kathy Strabel.  Camas WA


Re: Oiling my 500e

Janet Cicerano
 

😉


On Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 6:18 PM SewingRose <newbuild2012@...> wrote:
Don't be nervous, just follow the instructions in the manual....and don't forget to breath!  Think of $$ saved by doing it yourself. ;-)


Attachments

Annette Sharpe
 

I own a 15000 which I am very happy with.
Just lately I have seen some attachments which interest me like a binder and a zipper  but these appear to br screwed onto the throat plate but I cannot see a place on my machine where they could be attached,   

My question is, is there a way to use these on my machine?


Re: Download designs to MAC

Mary E
 

The easiest way to oil your 500e is to stand it on the handwheel end, remove the screws that hold the bottom panel on, and oil from there. The manual says to access the thread cutter from the side to oil it, but it is an exercise in frustration to get the screw driver onto the screw head. The rest is pretty straightforward. You may have to experiment to get the cover for the takeup lever back on, but it goes on eventually. 
Mary


On Monday, December 7, 2020, darlene Reese <reesie@...> wrote:
I have the 15000, but broke the embroidery unit. Because it is on order from Japan, I purchased the 550e .
I am able to use the AcuDesign and save to A file in my Dropbox. Then 8 can go to my laptop and find the file and transfer it to a jump drive and take it to the machine. O have to pick the hoop once it is there, as the AcuDesign only recognizes the 500e, not the 550e.
I can also pick up the files and transfer them to my cartridge for my 10000 via a special connector that I found on line .
I still like my 15000 the best, but the others work fine too.
The biggest concern I have about the 550e is all the instructions about how to oil it. You have to take the whole machine apart! I am terrified to do this.
But if it needs to be done every month as the manual suggests if you do a lot of embroidery, and I do, I can’t afford $150 service call every month.






Re: Oiling my 500e

SewingRose
 

Don't be nervous, just follow the instructions in the manual....and don't forget to breath!  Think of $$ saved by doing it yourself. ;-)


Re: Download designs to MAC

Pam Davison
 

I too was shocked at what you had to do to oil the 550e.  Once i got over the shock and anger, I did it.  I still don't like it.  I will definitely look at the instruction book maintenance section before buying another machine. 


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of darlene Reese <reesie@...>
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 10:18:43 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Download designs to MAC
 
I have the 15000, but broke the embroidery unit. Because it is on order from Japan, I purchased the 550e .
I am able to use the AcuDesign and save to A file in my Dropbox. Then 8 can go to my laptop and find the file and transfer it to a jump drive and take it to the machine. O have to pick the hoop once it is there, as the AcuDesign only recognizes the 500e, not the 550e.
I can also pick up the files and transfer them to my cartridge for my 10000 via a special connector that I found on line .
I still like my 15000 the best, but the others work fine too.
The biggest concern I have about the 550e is all the instructions about how to oil it. You have to take the whole machine apart! I am terrified to do this.
But if it needs to be done every month as the manual suggests if you do a lot of embroidery, and I do, I can’t afford $150 service call every month.






Re: formating a usb

Jim Stutsman
 

That's normal. ALL designs MUST be in a folder, which is itself inside the EMB folder. A design folder may contain ONLY designs, not other folders. It's a frustrating system, because it works like Windows almostbut not quite! Most classes just tell everyone to put designs in the EmbF folder for simplicity, but it's perfectly acceptable to have other folders as long as they reside in EMB. I don't have an S9 or 500e, so I don't know how those machines structure a USB drive.


Re: Download designs to MAC

darlene Reese
 

I have the 15000, but broke the embroidery unit. Because it is on order from Japan, I purchased the 550e .
I am able to use the AcuDesign and save to A file in my Dropbox. Then 8 can go to my laptop and find the file and transfer it to a jump drive and take it to the machine. O have to pick the hoop once it is there, as the AcuDesign only recognizes the 500e, not the 550e.
I can also pick up the files and transfer them to my cartridge for my 10000 via a special connector that I found on line .
I still like my 15000 the best, but the others work fine too.
The biggest concern I have about the 550e is all the instructions about how to oil it. You have to take the whole machine apart! I am terrified to do this.
But if it needs to be done every month as the manual suggests if you do a lot of embroidery, and I do, I can’t afford $150 service call every month.


Re: formating a usb

Pixey
 

I now understand why I was having trouble last year explaining to my quilt store Embroidery Club leader where to put the files so my S9 could find them.  I think there have been some slight changes at some point.

I am not sure why, but none of my machines (S9, 500e, or 15000 V2 upgraded to V3) automatically open to the EmbF folder when I plug in the USB anymore.  I get a little spinner showing it is recognizing the USB is there, but it doesn’t actually go to it.  Also, while the machine Is happy with you having individual designs in the EmbF folder, it also allows you to have additional folders at the same level path level EmbF and place designs in these folders as well.   Grouping designs in folders within EmbF and individual stitch files under the EMB path does not work.

Pixey


On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:34 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

The use of USB flash drives started with the 11000. Each machine has a slightly different structure, but the 12000 and 15000 share the same scheme. It creates top level folders EMB and ORD on the flash drive. Inside EMB it creates EmbF. When the drive is inserted in the machine the EmbF folder is opened by default. You can use the arrows to navigate to other folders. There are two main rules:
1. Every design MUST be inside a folder.
2. The folder from step 1 MUST be inside EMB

For best results it's best of the USB drive has a capacity of 2GB or less.


Re: Oiling my 500e

Janet Cicerano
 

Thanks Pixey,  I better get started sooner rather than later.  I'm getting nervous now....
Janet

On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 9:25 PM Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would definitely oil it after it has been sitting that long.  Especially since the 500e is designed to need regular oiling.

Pixey


On Dec 5, 2020, at 3:00 PM, Janet Cicerano <janet.cicerano@...> wrote:


Hello all, 
My Janome 500e has been idle and covered with its plastic cover for 1 full year. Should I consider oiling it or any other precautionary care before starting her up? 
Thanks.
Janet


Re: formating a usb

Jim Stutsman
 

The use of USB flash drives started with the 11000. Each machine has a slightly different structure, but the 12000 and 15000 share the same scheme. It creates top level folders EMB and ORD on the flash drive. Inside EMB it creates EmbF. When the drive is inserted in the machine the EmbF folder is opened by default. You can use the arrows to navigate to other folders. There are two main rules:
1. Every design MUST be inside a folder.
2. The folder from step 1 MUST be inside EMB

For best results it's best of the USB drive has a capacity of 2GB or less.


Re: formating a usb

bhoryn
 

Do all Janome machines use this method on the USB?    I’ve always wondered why my designs end up where they do on the USB 


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On Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:14 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

Joyce, 

You may need to navigate to the USB drive.  Click on the little folder at the bottom of the screen.  Then select the USB symbol to see the files and folders on the USB.  From there you should be able to navigate to a specific design.  Keep in mind that the designs display in order of hoop preference so larger designs will be on subsequent screens after smaller designs.
 
Pixey


Re: MC11000se

Cat - N
 

You are most welcome, Roberta. I have both the 11000 and the 15000 and my bobbin cases fit both machines, but would prefer to pass along more expert information, since I don't qualify as 'expert' by even the wildest stretch of imagination.

- Cat (FL)


Re: formating a usb

Pixey
 

Joyce, 

You may need to navigate to the USB drive.  Click on the little folder at the bottom of the screen.  Then select the USB symbol to see the files and folders on the USB.  From there you should be able to navigate to a specific design.  Keep in mind that the designs display in order of hoop preference so larger designs will be on subsequent screens after smaller designs.

Pixey


On Dec 5, 2020, at 5:34 PM, Joyce Daniel <mdaniel@...> wrote:



Use to, I could pop my usb into my 12000 and the correct folder for designs would just “show up”. For some reason this is no longer happening so I can not load designs into it to embroider. Is there something I need to “do” to get this folder again?

Thanks!! Joyce in GA

 

 

 

If my people, which are called by

My Name, shall humble themselves,

and pray, and seek My Face, and turn

from their wicked ways, then will I hear

from heaven, and will forgive their sin,

and will heal their land.

 

2 Chronicles 7:14

 

 


Re: Oiling my 500e

Pixey
 

I would definitely oil it after it has been sitting that long.  Especially since the 500e is designed to need regular oiling.

Pixey


On Dec 5, 2020, at 3:00 PM, Janet Cicerano <janet.cicerano@...> wrote:


Hello all, 
My Janome 500e has been idle and covered with its plastic cover for 1 full year. Should I consider oiling it or any other precautionary care before starting her up? 
Thanks.
Janet


Re: Oiling my 500e

Janet Cicerano
 

Thank you SewingRose for confirming my thoughts on oilingly my machine.  I'll follow the manuel directions.  
Best
Janet 

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 6:34 PM SewingRose <newbuild2012@...> wrote:
I would if it was my machine.  In fact, when I bought my 500E and it arrived in the original sealed box, I started to stitch one of the small built-in designs and quickly noticed the machine 'sounded' dry, so I did the oil/clean as per the owners manual and stitched the same built-in design with great results, the machine ran much smoother and has never skipped a beat since.  Deciding to do this oil/clean prevented future problems as I discovered a very long piece of white poly thread tangled in the machine, around the bobbin winding spindle (I use prewounds exclusively, so not mine) and through the top thread guide to the takeup lever and the end of this thread was then trapped in the needle bar.  It took some time to remove all the fragments and I know it was from factory 'testing' because I hadn't used white thread during that test stitchout, I had used dark green with a bright yellow prewound bobbin.  I placed the pieces of this white thread on the table and estimate it was well over a metre long.

Have you attempted to stitch a design?  what did it sound like?  If you do a test stitchout, use light and dark thread in top and bottom as this allows you to spot any tension and stitch formations problems easier.  Don't have the manual in front of me just now, but it's in the last few pages.  Hope this helps?  ;-)


Re: MC11000se

Roberta K
 

Thank you Cat for your excellent research. You have been a great help.

Roberta in FL


Re: Download designs to MAC

Linda S <quiltdogz3@...>
 

Thank you!  I imagine I’ll have to do that..I have manipulated every way I can think of!

On Dec 5, 2020, at 3:03 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Mattes is right about AcuEdit being a closed system. Janome has engineered it to be a kind of software dongle. If you don't own a 15000 (or now S9), you can do little with it. It's possible to extract the designs you have saved in it using iTunes and cabling your iPad to your computer. You can also send designs to AcuEdit the same way, but this is not a convenient way to transfer files.

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