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Skyline S9 coverplate stuck

Kathleen Chevalier
 

The bobbin thread in my S9 became tangled. I got what I think are all the threads out, but my bobbin cover plate won't open. The button that slides sideways doesn't work. The plate is on crooked just a bit.

Anybody have any suggestions for getting the cover plate off?

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Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania


Re: looking for these curtain rings

Helen Aarness
 

There is a lady on Etsy that sells 3 d printer items for sergers, maybe she could help. I’ll look for her name if you want me to.


On Aug 11, 2021, at 9:19 AM, mah_jongg via groups.io <mah_jongg@...> wrote:

Thanks for the idea on the 3d printer. Will have to check my local library.

Buttonholes are out of the question and pull-tabs scratch my doors.  In the past, I have tried the curtain rings in numerous sizes. Didn't work for me nor does wire. I have been everywhere and nobody carries anything but the round rings. My last option is to stop by the blind place and see what they have. Just want to say thanks for all the help and suggestions though.  If I ever do find the ring I will definitely post it.

thanks again,
mahjongg


Re: looking for these curtain rings

mah_jongg
 

Thanks for the idea on the 3d printer. Will have to check my local library.

Buttonholes are out of the question and pull-tabs scratch my doors.  In the past, I have tried the curtain rings in numerous sizes. Didn't work for me nor does wire. I have been everywhere and nobody carries anything but the round rings. My last option is to stop by the blind place and see what they have. Just want to say thanks for all the help and suggestions though.  If I ever do find the ring I will definitely post it.

thanks again,
mahjongg


Re: Janome M7 Tension Stuck in Auto

a67skc70
 

I have never used a pipe cleaner, but I have used the edge of an index card.
Linda




On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 2:42:54 PM CDT, Emerentia <dalinvsme@...> wrote:


Thank you, Lou Ann. I am going to get a pipe cleaner for the discs and see if it changes my results. 
Emerentia

On Jul 27, 2021, at 11:13 AM, Lou Ann <louannbush@...> wrote:

This didn't happen on my M7, but on my embroidery machine.  I always try to keep the machine clean, but not being able to adjust the tension myself, I took it to my dealer.  He found a thread stuck somewhere (now I don't remember if it was in one of the tension discs or in the bobbin area).  I never saw it.  Anyway, that's just a thought.


Re: I never want to leave this group

Anja Tennant
 

i too sit in the back row,I always read everyone's comments and the reply's they receive and find it all informative but rarely do I
comment, thanks for all the help you and Donna give.
 I have been following Jim and his advise for many years now in its many forms on line. Your knowledge on so many Machine
 and Tech problems in a help to us all.
Anja


Re: looking for these curtain rings

Donna Brooke
 


Would a buttonhole work?

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Donna Brooke


Re: looking for these curtain rings

Pat
 

My apologies for my recent suggestion for replacing the tear drop curtain rings with shower curtain rings.  They (shower curtain rings) aren’t close to what I see in the picture when I looked again at your email photo.  Somehow I saw a different picture! 😳🙄

Loving treasure hunts (very small ones at least 🙄), I kept searching the internet and couldn’t find anything even close.  However, I did have a thought.  Perhaps this is an item that would be perfect for a 3D printer!  The 3D printers keep popping up in interesting places for either free or low cost use.  As an example, the public library where my sister lives in Oregon allows the printer to be used for free or low cost (supplies?).  

Just a thought!

Pat


On Aug 3, 2021, at 10:07 AM, mah_jongg via groups.io <mah_jongg@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. If I find them I'll let you know. They are not in my local fabric/craft stores and google got me nowhere except for a roman shade hook (that would work) but its from Amazon UK.

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Re: S3 Tension problem

Mary Mills
 

Thanks Jim, I checked all that, she had had the machine into the mechanic three times now.  I’ll text your comments to her and hopefully she can get it fixed this time.  Thanks and regards, Mary 


Re: I never want to leave this group

Sally Silvers
 

Thank you from me, too.  I was nearly going to buy a new sewing machine when you solved my problem with an easy fix.  Saved me thousands and made life better!


Re: I never want to leave this group

Jim Stutsman
 

No worries Donna. We don’t take attendance, and it’s perfectly fine to sit in the pew at the back. 


I never want to leave this group

Sewhat
 

Im so sorry for lack of participation. You are the best and my favorite group. I cannot keep up Im glad that you do. Thank you so very much Jim and Diane Thank you for all that you do!!!

Donna Strode


Re: Question for Memory Craft 15000 owners #poll

Jim Stutsman
 

Thanks for your input, though this survey was done two years ago.


Re: Question for Memory Craft 15000 owners #poll

Sewhat
 

I still use Windows.   Although im on Iphone 12 pro as you suggested I  have a Large Ipad 12 with the pencil and it still has the home button.  My phone no longer has the home button.   I do get frustrated with Microsoft trying to take over my file organization 
We dont use the Cloud.  
Thank you for all you do 


Re: S3 Tension problem

Jim Stutsman
 

One of the most common causes of this is putting the bobbin in the machine backward. If you don't follow the diagram on the bobbin cover, the thread will pull out of the bobbin tension after a few stitches, so you have no bobbin tension at all. After threading, pulling on the bobbin thread should cause the bobbin to turn counter-clockwise. Generally changing the bobbin tension should be the very last resort, as it is set precisely at the factory. If the bobbin is threaded correctly, there may be something causing drag on the needle thread. The dealer should be consulted.


S3 Tension problem

Mary Mills
 

Hi, I have a friend who has the S3 machine.  When sewing the zigzag stitch the bobbin stitch shows in the front of fabric, it’s sews well on straight stitch.  On zigzag, tightening bobbin or top tension makes no difference.   I could pull the bobbin thread easily.  Needle changed, threaded properly.  I noticed the bobbin holder has no colour dot on it, would it help to change it?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks and regards Mary


Re: New Member

Kathy Strabel
 

Lindsey----I also have the 500e which I purchased approx 2-1/2 years ago. I use it every week at least. It delivers beautiful stitchouts. However a few months ago it developed a very annoying  problem that I will call "shaking/jumping bobbin"   I have taken it into the shop twice and getting ready for a third trip back for the same problem within 4 months.   The dealer says it is fixed, yet after an hour or so of stitch time, the problem comes right back again.  Apparently this is a well-known problem as I have had responses on this website from others who have had the problem. Plus many good suggestions from the Moderator, Jim Stutzman. But none of these things has worked for me. yet.  I would advise you to pay close attention to the noise level while your machine is stitching. If the noise begins to increase over time, I would take the machine into the dealer. To verify if it is the bobbin that is shaking/spinning/rattling/jerking, hoop some transparent topping  or other see-through stabilizer in any of your hoops and run any of your designs. You can observe the activity of the bobbin through the transparent material and the transparent bobbin cover plate.  Put a mark on the bobbin so you can see the movement more clearly. I used a dot of nail polish.  I really hope this problem does not develop for your machine-----one person responded to my query by saying that she started to hate her machine and just got rid of it.  That option is not open for me at this time. It is not just the noise level, the stitches will become less perfect, more loops on top, bird nests underneath despite having all ducks in a row, with proper needle, stabilizer, fabric, threads, hooping technique, etc , etc., etc. . Very very frustrating.    Good luck--and happy stitching on your 500e. I love the convenience of an embroidery-only machine so I can sew on my other machine at the same time.   Kathy Strabel    Camas WA


Re: New Member

Lindsey Palmer
 

katz11west,  I purchased a Janome550e last year after much research and have been happy with the decision I made.  I am a person who doesn’t want so many bells and whistles that it gets in the way of good, consistent functionality. I like some of the very specialized types of machine embroidery, using ribbon and the like, but the items I make the most demand consistent, good quality stitching and this machine is great at providing that with little effort.  As with all machines, I find that the quality of thread used and how the bobbins are wound, is often the key to happy stitching.  Best of luck in your search. 


New Member

Cat - N
 

Oh my!  So sorry you were sold a ‘known dud’ but great the dealer made it right. I sympathize with your search…I literally made a huge spreadsheet when I was researching machines so I could compare specs, prices, etc., in an organized manner…lol. I still update it with new models, and I sent it to friends who were looking for machines, but it became too large to be emailed several years ago.  Not to worry…you will find ‘the machine’ you want. 

Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Aug 4, 2021 at 10:33 AM, <katz11west via groups.io> wrote:

Well I went and looked at the Janome 550 recently.  I got sidetracked when the dealer showed me a Bernina 830 embroidery machine they had taken in as a trade .  I was immediately impressed with all the bells and whistles and normally don't impulse buy thought I was getting a great machine pretty inexpensive
Anyhow to make a long story short, found out this is a machine that had a lot of problem and was discontinued.  Luckily I got my money back and now being offered the Janome 550 at a better price since they now called it an open box item.    Still not sure at this time of what I am really looking for.  
thanks again for all the feedback I received.  Will keep everyone updated.


looking for these curtain rings

Cat - N
 

There are round, white plastic, sew on curtain rings now, but I recall that shape.  I have no idea who made those or where/if you can still get them. I prefer vertical blinds to curtains/draperies now that those have become available, so I haven’t sewn curtains in a lot of years so no reason to look at buying sew on curtain rings for about 30 years, and so much has changed, too. I don’t know if the round rings would work for your project, though. 

Shower curtain rings have some kind of clip or hook, since shower curtains are installed with grommets by the manufacturer, but you might find some style that you could sew on that might work, too, even if it has a small opening.  

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Aug 3, 2021 at 1:07 PM, <mah_jongg via groups.io> wrote:

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. If I find them I'll let you know. They are not in my local fabric/craft stores and google got me nowhere except for a roman shade hook (that would work) but its from Amazon UK.


Re: New Member

katz11west
 

Well I went and looked at the Janome 550 recently.  I got sidetracked when the dealer showed me a Bernina 830 embroidery machine they had taken in as a trade .  I was immediately impressed with all the bells and whistles and normally don't impulse buy thought I was getting a great machine pretty inexpensive
Anyhow to make a long story short, found out this is a machine that had a lot of problem and was discontinued.  Luckily I got my money back and now being offered the Janome 550 at a better price since they now called it an open box item.    Still not sure at this time of what I am really looking for.  
thanks again for all the feedback I received.  Will keep everyone updated.

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