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Re: Machine wont turn on

Sharon Palmer <sharon.palmer15@...>
 

I had this happen a little over a week ago, after Jim responding that it was probably a fuse and to take it to my dealer, I made a call to my dealer, who is an hour away, and made an appointment for last Sat morning thinking it was going to be an easy fix, which it wasn't.  He let me watch him take it apart and it was not the fuse it was a sauder (sp?) that had blown on the board that supplies the power, he tried to fix it temporarily until a new board could be ordered but as soon as he tried it the spot fried again.  So long story short my machine is still at the shop waiting for the replacement part to come in, luckily it is still under warranty since I have only had the machine for a little over a year.
 
Good luck, I hope yours is just the fuse.
 
Sharon in CO

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:04 PM, Mary Jane Weddle wrote:
 

I was doing some embroidery and I left my Memory Craft 12000 unattended.  When I returned about 10 minutes later to change threads, the machine screen was dark and there was a big bird's nest of thread in the bobbin area.  I cleaned it all out, but now the machine is completely dead.  I turned it off and left it for a few minutes, but it won't turn on.  I was able to remove the embroidery arm from the machine.
Has anyone ever experienced this problem and how was it resolved?  I figure I will need to make a trip to the dealer and i will be calling them the first thing in the morning.
Thanks!


Jim's take on this distressing situation:
It's probable that the machine has blown a fuse. Unfortunately you cannot change it because:
1) The fuse is located inside a power supply that requires removing a lot of parts to gain access.

2) The fuse is most likely a special one designed for this machine, not available from standard sources.

Your dealer should be able to fix it.



Re: My finished quilt

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Marsha,
That is amazing!! Congratulations. Such a beautiful pattern- it goes great with the quilt.  You'll have to share how you did it.


My finished quilt

marsha.ryan@...
 

I have just posted a couple photos of a quilt made by Karin Hellaby's pattern "Simple Pineapple". I quilted it on the 15K using a pantograph design that I digitized in MBX 4.5. It stitched out so nice and I had little or no trouble lining up the finish/start of the design. I hope you enjoy seeing this.
Marsha


Re: Using hoop220

Virginia
 

Jim I believe this question has been answered before.  I had a lady in one of my classes today how to change the HL Link program from mm to inches.  Does it have to be done in the original installation or can we go back and do it after it has been installed?

Virginia


Calculating his weight in kilograms, Jim passes out in shock, but recovers to say:
Sadly HorizonLink and it's sister, HorizonLink Suite, are metric only. To convert millimeters to inches, divide by 25.4.


Re: Using hoop220

Virginia
 


I have the 12,000 and we do not have a hoop 220.  I would like to have an endless hoop but as it is now we will have to rehoop our fabrics using our templates and our software.

Virginia

-----Original Message-----
From: ceilsews
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Using hoop220

 
I came across this when trying to find advice on stabilizers and thread (still looking) and thought it might be of help to you.
http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/elprojects/Projects.aspx?cs_productid=pr1601&cs_catalog=elprojects


Re: Using hoop220

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I came across this when trying to find advice on stabilizers and thread (still looking) and thought it might be of help to you.
http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/elprojects/Projects.aspx?cs_productid=pr1601&cs_catalog=elprojects


Re: Thread breaks while embroidering on MC 12 :-(

Janice Mawhiney
 

Hi
You must be frustrated! I bought some expensive thread at Christmas to do a special embroidery and had a similar experience. I tried a different thread and it worked. This was how I discovered that the one spool of thread was flawed and causing my problems.  Good luck.
Janice


Re: Using hoop220

Colleen
 

Yes thanks for that. I kinda worked it out later on.I should have had more fabric in the hoop so I could start right from the side. I will sew more fabric on the side the left side so I can.I am just practising on a piece so when I do the real thing I know what to do. There doesn't seem to be much info out there advising how to do continuous design placement and so forth. This has haunted me for quite a while but I think I am getting there. May have to get a cloth setter tho.Once again many thanks and yes it is for the 15000. CB

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On 29/03/2014, at 1:57 am, Milton Frazier <Fmjfrazier@...> wrote:

 

What hoop is Hoop 220.  I am not familiar with that hoop and I have the 12,000.

Virginia


Searching his meager memory bank, Jim recalls:
I believe she is referring the ASQ22, the AcuQuilt hoop. It measures 220mm x 220mm. The template for that hoop fits loosely to allow to go into the hoop over a thick quilt sandwich. You align the fabric, paying attention to getting it straight both horizontally and vertically. Then attach the magnets. Before you start sewing make sure the needle is over your center mark. If it's not you can use the JOG keys to move it up, down, left or right until the needle is centered. Then sew.


-----Original Message-----
From: newfiddler
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 12:04 am
Subject: [janome12000] Using hoop220

 
Hello all.At the moment I am using a border design which I would like to go around the bottom of an apron.The design is in the machine and I have marked the horizontal and vert. On the fabric but when it comes to lining it up in the hoop it is very very strange.  The template is unable to fit into hoop snugly so I can align everything up and am darned if I know what to do next.   Is there anywhere  I can go to on the www to find how to do this. Janome don't seem to have anything on how to use this hoop .... Or do they? In the meantime I await in great anticipation. CBp


Re: Picking up my new machine tomorrow!

ccaseber <ccaseber@...>
 

Read your manual about what size needles and threads you can use with the automatic needle threaders. Some needle eyes are too small for heavier threads and you have to thread by hand. This wasn't pointed out to me till I broke the threader and had to replace it.


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Carol Caseber

On Mar 28, 2014, at 1:33 AM, Kaye Lessard <ekay50@...> wrote:

 

You will love the mc15000- I do
You might want to look for the angel wings in the designs on it- they are gorgeous !!
Now a question? Has anyone been having issues with the needle threader? Mine will work when it wants to - dealer has adjusted it 2x already. The last time I broke a needle and it stopped working- just wondering if there is some issues I can tell me dealer who is a great repair lady!! But I have the first mc15-
Kaye in la

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Re: free standing lace ornament

marsha.ryan@...
 

try www.stitchdelight.com

I think I remember seeing one there. The designs are really nice too!
Marsha


Re: free standing lace ornament

Lou Ann
 

I think Embroidery Library.com takes requests.....but I've been wrong before:)

From: "kcorgc@..."
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 3:34 PM
Subject: [janome12000] free standing lace ornament
 
I am trying to find an ice skate, free standing lace ornament that I can embroidery on my new Janome 15000, for Christmas gifts.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. This machine is terrific!
Thank you.
Karen


Re: Using hoop220

Virginia
 

What hoop is Hoop 220.  I am not familiar with that hoop and I have the 12,000.

Virginia


Searching his meager memory bank, Jim recalls:
I believe she is referring the ASQ22, the AcuQuilt hoop. It measures 220mm x 220mm. The template for that hoop fits loosely to allow to go into the hoop over a thick quilt sandwich. You align the fabric, paying attention to getting it straight both horizontally and vertically. Then attach the magnets. Before you start sewing make sure the needle is over your center mark. If it's not you can use the JOG keys to move it up, down, left or right until the needle is centered. Then sew.


-----Original Message-----
From: newfiddler
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 12:04 am
Subject: [janome12000] Using hoop220

 
Hello all.At the moment I am using a border design which I would like to go around the bottom of an apron.The design is in the machine and I have marked the horizontal and vert. On the fabric but when it comes to lining it up in the hoop it is very very strange.  The template is unable to fit into hoop snugly so I can align everything up and am darned if I know what to do next.   Is there anywhere  I can go to on the www to find how to do this. Janome don't seem to have anything on how to use this hoop .... Or do they? In the meantime I await in great anticipation. CBp


Thread breaks while embroidering on MC 12 :-(

Roger Henningsson <aakerby@...>
 

Hi list,
I just got my MC12 home from the dealer. Sewing on it is great, but embroidery (I am a total newbie) is ****! I have only tried out a few small designs from the machine memory, so nothing advanced. I have followed ALL the instructions perfectly, I have no trouble with the hoops, the backing, I use the right bobbin case, the Wonderfil thread and bobbin thread that came with it, the right foot. I cut the over thread after 6 stitches according to the instructions. 
All goes well for the first color, but when I change to the second one the machine stiches only for a short moment and then the *CENSORED* thread breaks. And breaks again...

This is my first embroidery unit and if this is what machine embroidery is all about then it is leaving tomorrow. All I wanted was a TOL sewing machine but I got a good deal and thought it could be fun.

Please help.
Cheers, Jack


Speaking quickly before his train of thought derails, Jim says:
It sounds like the thread is either not getting into the tension, or it's not in the take-up lever when you re-thread. Open the door at the end of the machine so you can see the take-up lever when you thread. Also be sure to touch the LOCK key before threading, as it causes the tension disks to open so the thread can get between them where it belongs.


Re: Picking up my new machine tomorrow!

Kaye Lessard
 

You will love the mc15000- I do
You might want to look for the angel wings in the designs on it- they are gorgeous !!
Now a question? Has anyone been having issues with the needle threader? Mine will work when it wants to - dealer has adjusted it 2x already. The last time I broke a needle and it stopped working- just wondering if there is some issues I can tell me dealer who is a great repair lady!! But I have the first mc15-
Kaye in la

Sent from my iPhone


Using hoop220

Colleen
 

Hello all.At the moment I am using a border design which I would like to go around the bottom of an apron.The design is in the machine and I have marked the horizontal and vert. On the fabric but when it comes to lining it up in the hoop it is very very strange.  The template is unable to fit into hoop snugly so I can align everything up and am darned if I know what to do next.   Is there anywhere  I can go to on the www to find how to do this. Janome don't seem to have anything on how to use this hoop .... Or do they? In the meantime I await in great anticipation. CBp


Machine wont turn on

Mary Jane Weddle <maryjweddle@...>
 


I was doing some embroidery and I left my Memory Craft 12000 unattended.  When I returned about 10 minutes later to change threads, the machine screen was dark and there was a big bird's nest of thread in the bobbin area.  I cleaned it all out, but now the machine is completely dead.  I turned it off and left it for a few minutes, but it won't turn on.  I was able to remove the embroidery arm from the machine.
Has anyone ever experienced this problem and how was it resolved?  I figure I will need to make a trip to the dealer and i will be calling them the first thing in the morning.
Thanks!


Jim's take on this distressing situation:
It's probable that the machine has blown a fuse. Unfortunately you cannot change it because:
1) The fuse is located inside a power supply that requires removing a lot of parts to gain access.

2) The fuse is most likely a special one designed for this machine, not available from standard sources.

Your dealer should be able to fix it.


Re: Pilot Frixion Pen : Sewer's Warning

shejmartin1
 

Very interesting.  I also use the frixion pens and have had some trouble on dark red and purple fabrics with there still being a faint, kind of orange line left after using.  Even though I really like them, I think I'll stop.


Re: 15000 workboot

Claire Schutz
 

Yes, Pam, thanks, maybe you missed my other message but found I already had that and didn't know it.�� Strange things going on here as I couldn't find it on the site today, Now to use it, thanks again, Claire s.


On 3/27/2014 11:13 AM, Pam Davison wrote:
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Claire I have sent you the PDF but here is the link also.


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Be sure and go to the Janome site.������ It has a project book specifically for the 15000.

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Marla,
Thank you!������ It was your experience that alerted me to the fact that I needed to check out the machine before bringing it home, especially the embroidery arm.������ Usually, I'd just assume that of course it would work being a new machine.������ My dealer is going to go over all of it with me and they seemed surprised that I'd even ask so that's a good sign.������ Not sure when my first lesson will be as they give them as private lessons and don't have any group lessons.������ That's the one thing I'm miss when buying this machine. This dealer doesn't offer fun projects that you can do as a group.������ I'll wait and see what I can do on my own and then schedule lessons for what I need help with.������ I'm spending today getting my sewing room prepared for the new machine.������ I have a quilt in progress on my Juki 2010 so I won't be able to work on that but I want to check out the embroidery soon!
Glad your initial problems with the machine worked out so well.������ I was following along here!






Re: Picking up my new machine tomorrow!

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you for that information!  New machine came home today, I have all parts and it works! 
Checked out the 15000 project book but I won't be making the wedding dress anytime soon!  I'm busy trying to find out where and how to store all this new stuff.  Thought I had it all planned out but I forgot about the hoops and the bag for the embroidery arm.   Lots to learn about and lots of stabilizer to buy!  Too bad I can't find a "sample pack".  Question:  The Janome bobbin thread says "100/2".  Do you know if 100 really the weight?  That seems very thin.


free standing lace ornament

Karen Cone
 

I am trying to find an ice skate, free standing lace ornament that I can embroidery on my new Janome 15000, for Christmas gifts.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. This machine is terrific!

Thank you.

Karen