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Re: MC15000 foot peddle error warning

Randi Kemper
 

My 1500 was doing the same thing. After each time I would do the unplugging and turning off and on I would get a few stitches and it would stop with the error warning. I took it into my dealer and had to get a new power supply and foot peddle. I had to wait about 6 weeks because it took that long to get the parts from Janome. It works beautifully now.

But it was an expensive fix.

 

Randi Kemper

randisbear1@...

 


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Randi Kemper
Magical Machine Embroidery


Re: Quilt topper

Vickie Wright
 

This a idea for 22 hoop
also with all these additions to the FootBook how do I have the latest update I did go to my app and it didn’t show a update thinking my ver is 14.4
thanks for all you do
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Vickie in Ohio and Florida


Re: MC15000 foot peddle error warning

Patty Winkler
 

I had the same issue with my foot control so I ordered a new one. I removed the cutter from the old foot control and it works on my other Janome machine which had a smaller foot control. 


Re: Quilt topper

Jim Stutsman
 

She has refined her rig for the GR. I think she’s planning to publish it. Stay tuned.


Re: Quilt topper

saba_cat2
 

Yes, Jim, this is exactly what I remembered.  Hard to believe that was only a year ago.  Is Diane still using this method?

I'm trying to brainstorm on how to create something that would work on/with the GR hoop to give a larger design area.  Suggestions?

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 04:34:51 PM PST, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:



Re: MC15000 foot peddle error warning

Jim Stutsman
 

Unplugging the cutter did not work for us either.


Re: Quilt topper

Jim Stutsman
 


Quilt topper

saba_cat2
 

I seem to recall that quite some time ago Diane created her own version of a quilt topper similar to that made by DIME.  Could that info and pictures be made available again?


Re: MC15000 foot peddle error warning

Ceil J
 

Opps!  (Old age)  Edited to read that when I removed the cutter plug in from my old foot it did NOT work either.  My dealer thought it might be the cutter that was causing the problem.  He sent me a new foot without the cutter until he had one in stock and I could exchange mine.   The idea was that it might be the cutter part causing the problem or it might be the whole unit.  It was the whole unit in my case.


Re: MC15000 foot peddle error warning

Lyn Quine
 

I had the same problem, I had extended warranty, returned the foot pedal to Janome UK, and it was replaced.  I used the foot pedal from my 6600P whilst it was in transit.  


Re: MC15000 foot peddle error warning

Ceil J
 

See if unplugging the cutter piece allows the foot control to work.  That was the issue with mine.  My dealer is about 2.5 hours away and he had me do that to see if the foot control would work without the cutter and it did.  Eventually we replaced the entire unit but I never used the foot cutter anyway so I took it off the unit and stored it.   Ceil


On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 5:22 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Diane had this problem randomly with her 15000. I also tried all the usual cord-break tests, with the same result - no problem. I went one step further and opened the foot control and replaced the capacitor inside, as that can cause issues. This also did not work. Consulting a dealer friend who sells a LOT of 15000s, we discovered that replacing the foot control is the only option. We did, and have had no more problems.


Re: MC15000 foot peddle error warning

Jim Stutsman
 

Diane had this problem randomly with her 15000. I also tried all the usual cord-break tests, with the same result - no problem. I went one step further and opened the foot control and replaced the capacitor inside, as that can cause issues. This also did not work. Consulting a dealer friend who sells a LOT of 15000s, we discovered that replacing the foot control is the only option. We did, and have had no more problems.


MC15000 foot peddle error warning

Jet
 

I have the MC 15000 and have been using it for about 4 years. The last 2 weeks I have been getting a “warning” error popping up as I’m sewing.  I can’t make anything work until I unplug the foot peddle, let the warning sign go away and plug it in...until this morning.  I couldn’t even finish a single stitch. I just had it serviced and brought this issue to the attention of the service technician. They could not replicate this issue. They played around with the cord jiggling it this way and that. Nope. This morning we unplugged the peddle and turned the machine off. That did not help. Does anyone have any ideas? I’m sewing using the start/stop button but that is not my favorite method of sewing! 😱. Thanks for any and all help.

JetHam


Re: Servicing an 11000

saba_cat2
 

Thanks, Jim, will test this out. 

Deb

On Feb 5, 2021, at 5:49 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Neither explanation sound quite right. The motor is unlikely to be stuck due to lack of lubrication. I’ve not seen that happen, no mater how long a machine was stored. Once in a while a motor can fail, but it doesn’t usually fail like that. A simple test is to turn it on. If you get the message, turn it off, then turn the hand wheel slightly. Turn it on again. If the message is gone it *might* be the motor. But it’s more likely to be a stuck sensor. One thing to try is to put the knee lift in. Push it SLIGHTLY, not enough to raise the foot, but enough that you moved it. Keep it in that position and turn the machine on. If it comes on without the error, then the sensor is due to the knee lifter linkage. It’s an easy adjustment once the top is off, and usually it only needs to be move a little. Your dealer should be able to do it.


Re: Servicing an 11000

Jim Stutsman
 

Neither explanation sound quite right. The motor is unlikely to be stuck due to lack of lubrication. I’ve not seen that happen, no mater how long a machine was stored. Once in a while a motor can fail, but it doesn’t usually fail like that. A simple test is to turn it on. If you get the message, turn it off, then turn the hand wheel slightly. Turn it on again. If the message is gone it *might* be the motor. But it’s more likely to be a stuck sensor. One thing to try is to put the knee lift in. Push it SLIGHTLY, not enough to raise the foot, but enough that you moved it. Keep it in that position and turn the machine on. If it comes on without the error, then the sensor is due to the knee lifter linkage. It’s an easy adjustment once the top is off, and usually it only needs to be move a little. Your dealer should be able to do it.


Re: Needle threader problem on the 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

There are two possible adjustments to fix this. First the needle bar height needs to be checked. If the needle bar is slightly too low the threader won’t hit the eye. If the needle bar is at the right height, then it may not be stopping at the highest point. That can also be adjusted. Neither adjustment is difficult, and both are in the Janome service manual.


Re: Needle threader problem on the 15000

saba_cat2
 

Jim, thanks for the instructions.

You may have addressed this in the past, but my needle threader issue involves having to raise the needle ever so slightly in order for the needle threader to thread the needled.  Brand and size does not matter.  Technician says there's no adjust that can be made.  Seem to recall you saying that this is an adjustment that the tech could make.  

Can you shed some insight on this?

On Monday, February 1, 2021, 09:10:20 AM PST, William D Lawson <lawsonfox@...> wrote:


With Jim’s excellent directions, I fixed my needle threader!!  He is amazing. Now I can finish my Snowman Christmas Tree Skirt.  Thank you so very much!
Gwen

Back to the sewing room. 🥰🤪🙃😍😄


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On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11:12 AM, William D Lawson <lawsonfox@...> wrote:

Good morning everyone. I hope everyone is safe and healthy.  Quilting has been
my “sanity saver” during this time of isolation.  

I have been working on an embroidered Christmas Tree skirt with LOTS of thread changes.

My threader has always worked perfectly until yesterday.  I know some have had problems 
from the beginning. I’ve seen suggestions for slightly bending your hook so that it hits the hole 
correctly but I don’t know how to keep the threader in the down position so I can adjust it. 

Jim, is this something I can do on my own or should I just take it in?  My repair man is really backed up.
My machine would be sitting in the shop for 5 to 6 weeks.  I would be lost without it for that long. Any
suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you for being here for us. We all really appreciate all you do.
Gwen Lawson

ps....  I recently purchased a Quilt Maker Pro 18 with Prostitcher Premium and it is amazing!!!
 I am such a happy quilter.


Re: Servicing an 11000

saba_cat2
 

I too have an 11000 which had been stored in side (in a Tutto case) for over a year with no use.  At Christmas when my 15000 had an issue, the 11000 was brought out of hibernation.  Turned it own and the error message "Raise Pressure Foot and Needle Bar, then power on again" popped up.  Of course, following these steps did not help.  Took machine in for service and after getting it back did not use for a couple months.  Low and behold there was that same error message again.  Might mention that gear cycling doesn't sound like a recall it sounding like.  I can turn the machine on/off 3-5 times and the message no longer appears.  Until it sits for a day or two.  Spoke with the technician and was told it was the A-motor (?) going out.  Cost to replace approximately $700.  Possibly??

In the mean time, I had watched a Facebook video clip by a dealer who's husband is a technician and this exact issue was mentioned.  They indicated that this is a common problem with machines that have sat inactive for long periods of time whereby the lubrication in the motor (??) become thick (dry/hard/????).  To me this sounds likely.  What is involved to resolve this, I don't know.  

Undoubtedly, I'd like to have this fixed as I'd like to sell the machine.

Jim, can you shed any further light and/or direction on this issue?

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, 09:41:35 AM PST, Cheryl Paul <capaul@...> wrote:


Lynn,  

Hopefully that dealer didn't take the machine apart and ruin it.  I'd collect it as soon as possible, take it to your original dealer's technician, get a detailed invoice of what he/she does to the 11000.  I'd then be tempted to take it back to the "bad guy" and show him/her what scammers they are.

I like you gave my 11000 to my daughter back in 2014 or so and she runs it with no issues.  I almost got myself into a pickle here as I also gave my MC6000 another daughter for a wedding gift, as it was better than most new machines of the price I'd get to sell it - that was in 2004, and she still uses that machine to hem her pants, mend what needs mending and I KNOW that machine hasn't been in for a service since I had it serviced to give to her.  As for the 11000, I also know that it hasn't been in either and both work just fine.  Yours should too if that twit hasn't messed with it.  

I hope that you can get this resolved so that your daughter can enjoy lots of "good" sewing and embroidery with her gift from you.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Table for the M7

favymtz
 

Re the Linmon table top and legs. My opinion after looking at the pictures on the website is that the tabletop itself would probably be fine. I'm 100% certain that the legs would not be sturdy enough to protect the table from a lot of vibration. With the weight of our machines and the movement of them we really need a sturdy base.
When our shop was open for classes our classroom had a variety of sewing tables. The older ones were not sturdy enough to contain the vibration, and our students used to get to class early to get the newer, larger and sturdier tables!
Re the height for sewing, sitting or standing, I personally could never stand up to sew but I know people who do it.
I think it would be fine to stand up for embroidering and some of the tables for the multi-needle machines are high to do that.

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Favymtz


Re: Presser Foot Error

Jim Stutsman
 

That error is a catch-all that indicates one of the self tests has failed. If the chattering is very loud it might be due to the embroidery unit not being able to verify its home position. After turning the machine off, take the embroidery unit off and see if you still get the error. If that clears the error there may be debris inside the carriage. If you still get the error then it could be one of 3 different sensors that is blocked by lint, or has failed. You'll need dealer assistance with that.

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