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New iPad

Wilma Al-uqdah
 

Jim, 

I bought a new iPad.  I need to load My 15000 app. I am not using the old iPad since it will not connect to my machine. When I went to the app store it is requesting the charge. What do I need to do to transfer the app? I apologize if you have addressed this previously.


Re: White piece under bobbin case

Cheryl Paul
 

Judy, I think I’d try in on the machine that “messes” up the most. That way if something goes wrong you can still sew on the others, because the one messed up might need the service technician anyway.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Duplicate Janome workbooks

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi,

I have the My12000, My15000 and the Footbook Apps. All are wonderful and I use them as references all the time, even if I need to do something on my little 4120 QDC and can’t remember “how” to do something - most ofter it's the binder attachment that I want a refresher on, but there are a few others as well. I think that the Apps are wonderful and definitely I believe EVERYONE that owns a Janome should have the Footbook App because it is SO GOOD, but only if you want it and can afford it. The biggest thing is how you learn. I learn by seeing much better than reading the “how’s” of doing things. These videos are so wonderful, because most us have seen demonstrations and perhaps even gone home and tried them ONCE, thinking that when you needed it you’d remember how it worked. Low and behold the time comes when you need (want) to use it and your mind goes blank, you can’t even remember how to attach the thing to the machine - basic I know but it can happen. Seeing a video even if it isn’t for the exact machine you have can do wonders in refreshing your memory without calling you dealer for a new demonstration and it’s always on your phone, tablet or computer whenever you require assistance. Now as Faviola mentioned, if you can’t visualize anything but your machine screen and adapt to something different that shows in the video, you would be in trouble to rap your head around the concept. I’ve had so many Janome Machines in the last 15-20 years, that have had screens that I do sometimes have to get the instruction manual out to find a very specific task that I might want to do - ie: the page turn icon to scroll through things. I have 3 machines in my sewing room that I use and they are all different for these little things and I must say that I do struggle from time to time, until I realize that this is the S9 NOT the 15000 and so I need a few extra steps to get where I’m going and the stuff is at the bottom of the screen not the side. Those are the things that I struggle with from time to time.

So YES, Jim and Diane, I love your apps and would recommend them to everyone I know that owns Janome machines. Thank you so much for developing them and Diane for taking the time to demonstrate them - you folks are AWESOME!

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: White piece under bobbin case

favymtz
 

My white plastic thing was scratched on my 15k machine too.
It was always that way, I had purchased an "event" machine, so it was gently used.
I had to convince our service guy that I was pretty sure it was causing my bobbins to rattle!
He didn't believe me, but sold me the piece, my husband replaced it and yes!
Now the bobbins don't rattle! (ahem, unless I use a cheap non-Janome-bobbin, which I have a few of with prewound bobbin threads on.)
Which leads me to the ongoing discussions...only use true Janome bobbins, they are superior.
~favymtz

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 11:20 PM Judy via groups.io <judywentz=embarqmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you, Jim, for sharing your vast knowledge with us.  I am Printing this message and on the lookout for parts.  Think I will try it first on my old 6500 before the 15000, although I would hate to mess up that machine either.
Thanks again.


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Re: Bird nests created under the bobbin.

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From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:31:49 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Bird nests created under the bobbin.
 
There are many possible causes, but these are the top 4:
  1. The needle thread comes out of the take-up lever, or was never securely in it to begin with. This is usually quite obvious.
  2. No tension on the needle thread. Normally this would only happen if something was stuck in the tension. It can usually be fixed by "flossing" the tension with a strip of fabric like denim.
  3. Burrs on the bobbin case, needle plate, presser foot, or hook race. Initially the burrs happen because a broken needle and/or bird nest. If not fixed, the problem will continue to happen, causing more damage.
  4. Designs with very short stitches using a needle or thread that is too large. Outline stitches are often only 1mm long. A size 14 needle makes a hole 1.4mm wide. That can lead to two stitches in the same hole, resulting in a loop that doesn't pull up. In no time a bird nest will form. This can also happen using a thread that is 40wt. For really short stitches 60wt is better.


Re: Bird nests created under the bobbin.

Jim Stutsman
 

There are many possible causes, but these are the top 4:
  1. The needle thread comes out of the take-up lever, or was never securely in it to begin with. This is usually quite obvious.
  2. No tension on the needle thread. Normally this would only happen if something was stuck in the tension. It can usually be fixed by "flossing" the tension with a strip of fabric like denim.
  3. Burrs on the bobbin case, needle plate, presser foot, or hook race. Initially the burrs happen because a broken needle and/or bird nest. If not fixed, the problem will continue to happen, causing more damage.
  4. Designs with very short stitches using a needle or thread that is too large. Outline stitches are often only 1mm long. A size 14 needle makes a hole 1.4mm wide. That can lead to two stitches in the same hole, resulting in a loop that doesn't pull up. In no time a bird nest will form. This can also happen using a thread that is 40wt. For really short stitches 60wt is better.


Re: Diane's work book for the 12000

Jim Stutsman
 

I'm not sure where this "book" thread is coming from. We have NOT published a workbook for the 12000 or any other machine. We did have an app for the 12000 for iPad, NOT the Mac. Due to no longer selling it was removed from the App Store by Apple. 


Re: Diane's work book for the 12000

Jim Stutsman
 

Diane does not have a workbook for any machine. That's a Janome product that *may* be available through a Janome dealer. It's been a while, so I can't be sure.


Bird nests created under the bobbin.

cnystul in Mn.
 

Jim I am getting bird nests on my 12000 while trying to embroider. It seems like the threads get caught just on the outside of the bobbin holder. That's where I pull out the threads. Any ideas that I can do or do I have to take my machine in. Thanks! Cathy


Re: Diane's work book for the 12000

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My old Mac died and I hadn't saved the workbook on  icloud.  Is there any way I can load it on my new Mac?  Diane's book was so helpful!


Re: Diane's work book for the 12000

cnystul in Mn.
 

How can I get the workbook for the 12000? I would be interested in the app also. Thank you! cnystul@...


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Re: Diane's work book for the 12000

Lynne Dean
 

I use my Mc12000 app often, it’s brilliant, and FootBook too. Have learned so much about my machine and what it can do, and how to do it. Love it!
Lynne


Re: White piece under bobbin case

Judy
 

Thank you, Jim, for sharing your vast knowledge with us.  I am Printing this message and on the lookout for parts.  Think I will try it first on my old 6500 before the 15000, although I would hate to mess up that machine either.
Thanks again.


Re: White piece under bobbin case

Helen Aarness
 

Las Vegas is about $170 for my 15000. That’s a heck of a facial!


On Jan 25, 2022, at 3:39 PM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Good grief! That is expensive for a cleaning--at least in my experience.

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 12:28:23 PM CST, Judy via groups.io <judywentz@...> wrote:


Jim and anyone else in the know,
I have scratch grooves on the white piece that is under the bobbin case on three of my Janomes; MC6500, MC6600, and Horizon 15000.  It looks like it is held in place by one small screws.  Can this piece be easily replaced by the consumer (me)? I wonder if this causes my thread to shred.   If so, where can I get the part and what are the part numbers for each of my machines?  My local dealer (50 miles away) charges $200+ for cleaning electronic machines, plus parts and any additional labor.
Thank you in advance for and help.
Judy in WA state


Re: White piece under bobbin case

Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...>
 

Good grief! That is expensive for a cleaning--at least in my experience.

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 12:28:23 PM CST, Judy via groups.io <judywentz@...> wrote:


Jim and anyone else in the know,
I have scratch grooves on the white piece that is under the bobbin case on three of my Janomes; MC6500, MC6600, and Horizon 15000.  It looks like it is held in place by one small screws.  Can this piece be easily replaced by the consumer (me)? I wonder if this causes my thread to shred.   If so, where can I get the part and what are the part numbers for each of my machines?  My local dealer (50 miles away) charges $200+ for cleaning electronic machines, plus parts and any additional labor.
Thank you in advance for and help.
Judy in WA state


Re: White piece under bobbin case

Jayni Bloch
 

Thank you for this info Jim!

On Jan 25, 2022, at 1:47 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Yes the white plastic bit that the bobbin case rides on can cause all manner of issues. Shredded thread is one, but in sever cases it can even cause bird nests. The part is inexpensive, and it probably fits all your machines. The part number I last used is 627191000. Most dealers do not stock them, and will have to order. Google "Janome Parts" for potential sources, but none of them are likely to have the parts in stock. Price will be whatever they make it, but if you are quoted more than $5 each keep shopping.

Yes, you can remove the piece using a very small Phillips (crosspoint) screwdriver. Magnetize it first if you can. The screw is short, and small, and can easily fall into the machine. Do not ask how I know this. In addition to the screw the piece is held by a bit of glue. You don't need to replace that. Removal is simple, unless you try to save the old piece. Then it's super difficult. So FIRST make sure the replacement is correct. In all the machines I serviced it was the same, but compare closely. Once you know it's right you can just pry up the old one, breaking as needed. Putting in the new one is tricky. It won't want to go in to match the screw hole. You'll notice it has kind of a "tongue" that sticks out on the side. That goes into the large slot in the side of the hook race (piece the bobbin case sits on). You may have to distort the new piece SLIGHTLY to pop it in, but try not to bend or break it. Once it's in place, with tongue in slot, you can wriggle it around to line up the screw hole. Then use your magnetized screwdriver to carefully replace and tighten the screw. Feel free to turn the hand wheel in either direction as needed for best placement of the screwdriver. It goes without saying, but I'm saying it anyway: Machine should be OFF, needle plate and bobbin case OUT, and no needle in the machine.

Curious bystanders may wonder how that little piece gets so scarred. I've often wondered that myself, as I've seen machines where it was literally cut to pieces. Obviously it's the needle that does it, so any time you get a bird nest or broken needle, that's a possible thing to look at. I used to order these 25 at a time, and replace as needed when doing a tune-up. Most dealers completely ignore it, but if you are on good terms with your dealer you might mention it to her. It's not a big dollar item, but it's another couple of bucks they could be making on a repair. Contrary to popular belief, most retired dealers are not so rich that they can afford to have Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos take them into space. Good luck!


Re: Putting the cover on for moving

Ceil J
 

My dealer told me that the safest place for my machine was on the floor behind the driver with no cover.  I put a large old towel around it.  I travel almost 3 hours when I visit him yearly.
Ceil


On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 2:50 PM Elizabeth Mccall <mountainlady989@...> wrote:
HI THERE, Do you have the rather large  & handy nylon  travel piece "suitcase "  for travel ? It comes with wheels and extendable handle.
 It is made for the 15000 .
 I use it to take my machine out of the house as it keeps it extra safe. Just  make sure your 15000  has a seat belt on( either with   the  hard case or this luggage case) .
My neighbor did not seat belt her smaller machine & it suffered in a fast stop .
Elizabeth Ann /NC

On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 9:01 PM Meryl Margolies <machinequilter1@...> wrote:
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I'm pretty sure I have done what you suggested. The machines go into my car in the morning and I'm using the couple of weeks until our final move to send them for routine maintenance.

Meryl


Re: Putting the cover on for moving

Elizabeth Mccall
 

HI THERE, Do you have the rather large  & handy nylon  travel piece "suitcase "  for travel ? It comes with wheels and extendable handle.
 It is made for the 15000 .
 I use it to take my machine out of the house as it keeps it extra safe. Just  make sure your 15000  has a seat belt on( either with   the  hard case or this luggage case) .
My neighbor did not seat belt her smaller machine & it suffered in a fast stop .
Elizabeth Ann /NC


On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 9:01 PM Meryl Margolies <machinequilter1@...> wrote:
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I'm pretty sure I have done what you suggested. The machines go into my car in the morning and I'm using the couple of weeks until our final move to send them for routine maintenance.

Meryl


Re: Duplicate Janome workbooks

Lyn Quine
 

I only found the 12000 app because I bought the FootBook app and the 15000 app.  The two machines are very similar, he 15 app could easily be used for the 12 which is why I didn’t buy the 12 app in the end.  The foot book is also a good app and goes is useful for my 6600P as well.


On 25 Jan 2022, at 18:52, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

There is a certain amount of overlap with the 15000 app. The main differences would be in the software areas. I'm not suggesting that anyone buy the My 15000 app for a 12000, particularly because Apple makes it extremely difficult to get a refund if you are not happy. I'm not recommending that anyone buy it for the 12000, just letting you know that this is a "pay your money, take a chance" situation. If anyone feels particularly luck in going for it, please post your opinion!


Re: Duplicate Janome workbooks

favymtz
 

Glad you asked for opinions Jim!
Mine is this, and it's the same as when I commented a few days ago when someone asked if the 15k App would be good for them as an S9 owner.
YES!
I think that the app for the 12k was great. The app for the 15k is great, and so many of the things are quite similar that it gives a very good picture of how to operate the machines.
I think that when I commented the other day I said something to the effect that if a person can watch the videos, look at their own machine and make the connection in their own mind between the functions being demonstrated they will benefit greatly from the 15k app even though it's not the identical screens.
But, having said that; if you can't think through and visualize that a specific function looks a bit different in your machine or is in a different spot on the screen, then don't buy the app.
That's not meant to hurt anyones feelings, but it's a matter of how as individuals we learn differently.
Favymtz

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