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Re: foot control

vicki chrobak
 

Is there any possibility at all that it may be sliding & getting under something?�� That has happened to me a few times--quite scary.�� Now have shelf liner under it & very few problems.
Vicki Jo

On 1/26/2014 5:19 PM, landlgreer@... wrote:

There is a problem with my machine that is going to be hard for anyone to believe because it only happens every 2 months or 6 weeks when I am using the foot control. I use it for piecing quilts and regular sewing then for quilting I use the start button. ��This is what is going to be unbelievable to many. ��When I am sewing at times, and take my foot of the control, it keeps sewing by itself. ��The only way to stop it is to take control out off machine. ��Once it is off it stops, then when I plug it back in, it has the big warning screen up. ��If I use the start button for awhile, a couple of hours, I can plug it back in and it works fine again, till it just decides to start back. ��Any ideas on how I can convince the technician it really happens considering it may not do it when I take it in?



Re: Organization with color changes

Lucy Akers <lucya@...>
 

I line mine up in order as they sew out but also write on the printout which number I used for each color since I almost never have the threads called for on the printout/original design.


Re: Organization with color changes

Tony Coley
 

victorygirl,
 
Really understand your problem.When I first started doing embroidery my bride would make a list of color change i.e. 1-25. She would layout the spools with color numbers i.e. 1-17. On the first list I woulf write the color number next to the color change number. Why did I do this?  I'm color blind. That was over 10 yrs. ago and it worked fine even after I went to a Toyota 15 needle machine.
Keep the faith and you will develop a system that works best for YOU.
Happy sewing
Tony

From: xcvictorygirl
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:45 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Organization with color changes

 
I'm looking for all your expert advice on how to get organized. Specifically, when you are embroidering a design with a lot of colors and even more color changes, how do you keep track! I recently finished a design that had 17 colors and 25 color changes and the only way I could figure out how to keep my thread in the right sequence was to write the color change numbers (as in color 11 = color 20) on a piece of scotch tape and stick it temporarily on the end of the spool. I usually line up my spools in the order they will stitch out but with so many colors and reusing the same colors more than once, it got confusing. I thought at the time that there must be a better way! Any suggestions?




Re: Software

Bea Rosier <beazoza@...>
 

I own the 12000 and. Love it.  But, if I didn't have the mc12 and was going to buy a new machine I would buy the mc15.  

On Jan 26, 2014, at 9:31 PM, "Gail" <gail_menard@...> wrote:

 

I am trying to decide if I want to upgrade to the 12000 or the 15000. What software, if any comes with these machines? Also, what is the major difference between the 2. I look on line and it's confusing.

Thanks for any help.
Gail in FL


Re: Organization with color changes

Janie Oren <jsoren@...>
 

I use a June Taylor thread rack that I've numbered the posts on (using a sharpie, write the number on the horizontal rail in front of each peg).  Place the colors in order on the corresponding peg.  If a color is used more then once, leave the peg empty for the 2nd (3rd, etc) color repeat, and once you've stitched that color out, move it to the correct empty peg.  Works great! 


Re: Organization with color changes

Anne Stoye
 

I recently stitched a design with complex colour changes and, like you, tried to get myself organised so that I did not make mistakes when stitching out.  I planned my colours and looked out all the spools I needed.  Then I laid them out in order of use, with a placemarker of some kind in the gaps where I was reusing earlier colours.  When I had finished stitching each colour I had the next spool handy to restart embroidering immediately and, once the machine was in action again, the colour just finished either went back to storage if I had finished with it or replaced a marker in the row of spools waiting to be used.

 

This worked for me, but I am sure that there are lots of ways you could do it.    

 

Good luck.

 

Anne


Re: foot control

Jim Stutsman
 

This is a fairly common problem. I probably had one customer a month presenting "non-stop" foot controls. In some cases I could just open and clean the foot control to fix it. In other cases a new control was needed. A friend of mine used to fix this problem by replacing a small capacitor inside the foot control. It's a very inexpensive part available from any electronics supply, and I suspect when it fails it creates this problem.


Re: I think I may have a problem

Susan Militello <suemili48@...>
 

Thanks, I'll check that.  I was pushing buttons, may have changed that by accident.

Sue in WNY

On Jan 26, 2014 5:35 PM, "mona_cashman" <mlcashman@...> wrote:
 


Check and make sure you do not have the machine in quiet mode. This stops the machine from going faster in embroidery mode.

Mona
Comox, Vancouver Island, Canada

--- In janome12000@..., Susan Militello <suemili48@...> wrote:
>
> Are our 12000 machines set to self destruct after a new model is
> introduced? All of a sudden I can not change the embroidery speed of my
> machine. I'm just kidding but there seems to be a lot of sudden problems
> out here. I'm going to call my dealer and see what he has to say about the
> speed settings. Just venting, thanks!
>
> Sue in WNY
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM, forestpony@... <
> forestpony@...> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > I am sorry to be so vague but there are a couple of things that don't seem
> > right with my 12000 the bobbin notification no longer works at all and if I
> > am using a stitch in the auto section the only way I can get back to
> > regular stitches is to turn the machine off and on again.
> > Is this right I think before I just had to press X to get out of Auto but
> > now pressing X goes back to the auto menu and pressing X again takes me
> > back to the actual auto stitch I was doing
> > I ma getting forgetful though and perhaps it always did that or I am doing
> > it wrong (again)
> > I have gone through the Set menu and the bobbin notification is/was ON I
> > have pressed "reset all" but still have the problems.
> > Any help gratefully received
> > Theresa
> > From a very soggy Southern England
> >
> >
> >
>


Organization with color changes

Lou Ann
 

I'm looking for all your expert advice on how to get organized. Specifically, when you are embroidering a design with a lot of colors and even more color changes, how do you keep track! I recently finished a design that had 17 colors and 25 color changes and the only way I could figure out how to keep my thread in the right sequence was to write the color change numbers (as in color 11 = color 20) on a piece of scotch tape and stick it temporarily on the end of the spool. I usually line up my spools in the order they will stitch out but with so many colors and reusing the same colors more than once, it got confusing. I thought at the time that there must be a better way! Any suggestions?


Software

Gail
 

I am trying to decide if I want to upgrade to the 12000 or the 15000. What software, if any comes with these machines? Also, what is the major difference between the 2. I look on line and it's confusing.

Thanks for any help.
Gail in FL


foot control

landlgreer@...
 

There is a problem with my machine that is going to be hard for anyone to believe because it only happens every 2 months or 6 weeks when I am using the foot control. I use it for piecing quilts and regular sewing then for quilting I use the start button.  This is what is going to be unbelievable to many.  When I am sewing at times, and take my foot of the control, it keeps sewing by itself.  The only way to stop it is to take control out off machine.  Once it is off it stops, then when I plug it back in, it has the big warning screen up.  If I use the start button for awhile, a couple of hours, I can plug it back in and it works fine again, till it just decides to start back.  Any ideas on how I can convince the technician it really happens considering it may not do it when I take it in?


Re: I think I may have a problem

monal
 

Check and make sure you do not have the machine in quiet mode. This stops the machine from going faster in embroidery mode.

Mona
Comox, Vancouver Island, Canada

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Susan Militello <suemili48@...> wrote:

Are our 12000 machines set to self destruct after a new model is
introduced? All of a sudden I can not change the embroidery speed of my
machine. I'm just kidding but there seems to be a lot of sudden problems
out here. I'm going to call my dealer and see what he has to say about the
speed settings. Just venting, thanks!

Sue in WNY


On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM, forestpony@... <
forestpony@...> wrote:



I am sorry to be so vague but there are a couple of things that don't seem
right with my 12000 the bobbin notification no longer works at all and if I
am using a stitch in the auto section the only way I can get back to
regular stitches is to turn the machine off and on again.
Is this right I think before I just had to press X to get out of Auto but
now pressing X goes back to the auto menu and pressing X again takes me
back to the actual auto stitch I was doing
I ma getting forgetful though and perhaps it always did that or I am doing
it wrong (again)
I have gone through the Set menu and the bobbin notification is/was ON I
have pressed "reset all" but still have the problems.
Any help gratefully received
Theresa
From a very soggy Southern England



Re: janome 11,000

Jim Stutsman
 

If it just happened the one time I wouldn't worry about it. If you find it happening every time you try to park the arm then you need to take it back to the service technician.


Re: MBX 4.5 Upgrade install issues

Virginia
 

Cheryl:

I ordered my update on Friday, so what you are telling us is that we install CD1 first and then the 2nd after that.

Ginger


-----Original Message-----
From: capaul
To: janome12000
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:17 am
Subject: [janome12000] RE: MBX 4.5 Upgrade install issues

 
Good Morning Leslie,

When I got my upgrade there were 2 CD's in the box.  One was the "official" looking Janome Digitizer Upgrade and the other wasn't quite so official looking but important all the same.  If you install that 2nd CD that should update your dongle and if my memory serves me correctly, you will get an email with the access codes to launch the full program of Digitizer 4.5.  Don't uninstall as I believe the dongle update is all you need.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


janome 11,000

Frecia Kelly
 

This is one problem that I haven't experienced before with my Janome 11,000 machine. I just got it back from service and I always run a large design to make sure everything is as it should be when I get it back. 


When I finished for the day last night, I took the hoop off (design wasn't finished....plan to go back to it today)  I closed out the embroidery function ( back to beginning screen).


I tried to  park the embroidery arm.  It just kinda swung there close to the machine....would not lock in place.


I finally gave up and turned the machine off with the embroidery arm like that....once the machine was dark, the arm locked in place.


Any suggestions?


Fyfee


Re: MBX 4.5 Upgrade install issues

Jim Stutsman
 

The upgrade comes with a DVD and a CD, as well as a paper containing a code. A note in the package instructs you to install the CD first, which runs a program to upgrade your dongle. The process involves entering information into a form on the screen, including the code from the included instruction sheet. Once this information has been transmitted to Wilcom in Australia and confirmation received, the program will upgrade your dongle to reflect the ability to run MBX 4.5. If you install the full MBX 4.5 from the DVD first, as you apparently did, you will get the request for authorization codes. Upgrade your dongle using the CD and then your MBX 4.5 will open as expected.


Re: MBX 4.5 Upgrade install issues

Cheryl Paul
 

Good Morning Leslie,


When I got my upgrade there were 2 CD's in the box.  One was the "official" looking Janome Digitizer Upgrade and the other wasn't quite so official looking but important all the same.  If you install that 2nd CD that should update your dongle and if my memory serves me correctly, you will get an email with the access codes to launch the full program of Digitizer 4.5.  Don't uninstall as I believe the dongle update is all you need.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


MBX 4.5 Upgrade install issues

Leslie Lewis
 

Jim, please help me if you can. I have installed the upgrade and when I try to launch the software I get a window requesting authorization codes. I can't find any of these on the box or CD. What am I missing?

Leslie, IL


Re: I think I may have a problem

Patricia Ward
 

Sue, I hope not!   I thought only smartphones did that when your 2 year contract was up!!! 
Hope you get your problems resolved; there is nothing more annoying!

Pat in MD


On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Susan Militello <suemili48@...> wrote:


Are our 12000 machines set to self destruct after a new model is introduced?  All of a sudden I can not change the embroidery speed of my machine.  I'm just kidding but there seems to be a lot of sudden problems out here.  I'm going to call my dealer and see what he has to say about the speed settings.  Just venting, thanks!

Sue in WNY


On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM, forestpony@... <forestpony@...> wrote:
 

I am sorry to be so vague but there are a couple of things that don't seem right with my 12000 the bobbin notification no longer works at all and if I am using a stitch in the auto section the only way I can get back to regular stitches is to turn the machine off and on again.
Is this right I think before I just had to press X to get out of Auto but now pressing X goes back to the auto menu and pressing X again takes me back to the actual auto stitch I was doing
I ma getting forgetful though and perhaps it always did that or I am doing it wrong (again)
I have gone through the Set menu and the bobbin notification is/was ON I have pressed "reset all" but still have the problems.
Any help gratefully received
Theresa
From a very soggy Southern England






Re: I think I may have a problem

Susan Militello <suemili48@...>
 

Are our 12000 machines set to self destruct after a new model is introduced?  All of a sudden I can not change the embroidery speed of my machine.  I'm just kidding but there seems to be a lot of sudden problems out here.  I'm going to call my dealer and see what he has to say about the speed settings.  Just venting, thanks!

Sue in WNY


On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM, forestpony@... <forestpony@...> wrote:
 

I am sorry to be so vague but there are a couple of things that don't seem right with my 12000 the bobbin notification no longer works at all and if I am using a stitch in the auto section the only way I can get back to regular stitches is to turn the machine off and on again.
Is this right I think before I just had to press X to get out of Auto but now pressing X goes back to the auto menu and pressing X again takes me back to the actual auto stitch I was doing
I ma getting forgetful though and perhaps it always did that or I am doing it wrong (again)
I have gone through the Set menu and the bobbin notification is/was ON I have pressed "reset all" but still have the problems.
Any help gratefully received
Theresa
From a very soggy Southern England