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Re: Converting formats

Linda Crawford <piano5music@...>
 

MY EDITOR from Wings is very good for converting  to one format from another.


Re: Converting formats

kkrissyb <krissy.b@...>
 

Just go to the Bernina Global site and follow the prompts to download Artlink which is a free program. It will not install on windows versions earlier than Windows 7. Install Artlink and change the design to Jeff then open your emb file on your usb and drag and drop the Jef file into it.

Kris in Aus

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Mary Jane <thread215@...> wrote:

Does anyone remember their old 10001 days as I do not.  Have a friend with one who accidently ordered a design in art format, and some online design company she ordered from refuses to send one in jef.  Is there a way that art design can be converted to jef and on to her ATA card?  I was told there is a free download from the Bernina site for something called artlink that will convert the art to another format.  If anyone can give some advice on how I can help her, please let me know.  I don't know if my Janome software will convert to a jef format for her 10001 to recognize it.  I just don't know that much myself and she knows even less.  I use a usb stick on my Janome and can't recall if you have to go through the old Customizer to get that converted design on her ATA card for the 10001.  TIA


Re: Acufil Software

rsh724
 

Hi,

I have the 11000SE, haven't made the leap to the 12000....yet.

Does anyone know if I can use the Acufil software on my machine? What does it do?

Thanks,

Robin

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "ohsewmeo" <secretagent0308@...> wrote:

Hi,
I recently bought the Acufil software, but find I really don't need it, as I already have Art and Stitch and didn't realize (but have since learned) that I can do everything through AnS and use the Janome ext.
So, does anyone know if I can re-sell the Acufil software kit on line?
TIA,
Barbara in CT.


Re: Acufil Software

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I really don't like to hold people's money unless I can ship immediately. This time around we are going with manufactured DVDs right from the start, instead of burning our own. We are on target to take it to manufacturing tomorrow, which should put us able to ship in 7-10 days. Thanks for your interest!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, cissie0306 <no_reply@...> wrote:

Hello Jim,

Can we pre-order the DVD?

Regards,
Francisca

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@> wrote:

Yes, it's within your legal right to sell it, provided you don't keep a copy. However before you kick it to the curb you may want to wait for Diane's video that shows everything you can do with it. It's the longest video in the Embroidery DVD, which I just finished editing yesterday. We hope to take it to the manufacturing facility on Monday and begin shipping about a week after that.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "ohsewmeo" <secretagent0308@> wrote:

Hi,
I recently bought the Acufil software, but find I really don't need it, as I already have Art and Stitch and didn't realize (but have since learned) that I can do everything through AnS and use the Janome ext.
So, does anyone know if I can re-sell the Acufil software kit on line?
TIA,
Barbara in CT.


Re: Converting formats

Mary Jane <thread215@...>
 

HI Donna...thank you for sharing your experience with converting from vp3 to jef.  When you say it converts very clean, compared to pes (which is what I probably would have done, or even exp), could you elaborate?  I find it very interesting.  Thank you again ~ mj

From: Donna Morton
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Converting formats
 
If she bought from the OESD site she can access her account and download whatever format she needs, in this case jef format.  If the design is not available in jef format from the site it usually means that the design is too large for the standard 140 X 200 hoop.
 
ARTlink will re-size with density adjustment but do not re-size more than 20 percent.  Save as VP3 format to open in Digitizer and convert to jef.  In my experience, the conversion from vp3 to jef is very clean, compared to others, such as pes.
 
Donna M
Canada
 
 
 
 
 
From: Mary Jane
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2013 4:28 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Converting formats
 
 
Does anyone remember their old 10001 days as I do not.  Have a friend with one who accidently ordered a design in art format, and some online design company she ordered from refuses to send one in jef.  Is there a way that art design can be converted to jef and on to her ATA card?  I was told there is a free download from the Bernina site for something called artlink that will convert the art to another format.  If anyone can give some advice on how I can help her, please let me know.  I don't know if my Janome software will convert to a jef format for her 10001 to recognize it.  I just don't know that much myself and she knows even less.  I use a usb stick on my Janome and can't recall if you have to go through the old Customizer to get that converted design on her ATA card for the 10001.  TIA


Re: Acufil Software

cissie0306 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello Jim,

Can we pre-order the DVD?

Regards,
Francisca

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

Yes, it's within your legal right to sell it, provided you don't keep a copy. However before you kick it to the curb you may want to wait for Diane's video that shows everything you can do with it. It's the longest video in the Embroidery DVD, which I just finished editing yesterday. We hope to take it to the manufacturing facility on Monday and begin shipping about a week after that.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "ohsewmeo" <secretagent0308@> wrote:

Hi,
I recently bought the Acufil software, but find I really don't need it, as I already have Art and Stitch and didn't realize (but have since learned) that I can do everything through AnS and use the Janome ext.
So, does anyone know if I can re-sell the Acufil software kit on line?
TIA,
Barbara in CT.


Re: Converting formats

Virginia
 

The Janome machines are compatible for a larger design.  We are not limited to standard and many digitizers are not familiar with the new Janome machines for hoop size.  I think DST is a good format for conversion as well.  I find sometimes PES puts in an extra jump for the first stitch.  We can remove it if we have MBX but we do not always remember to do that.
 

In a message dated 5/19/2013 2:13:24 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, demorton@... writes:
 

If she bought from the OESD site she can access her account and download whatever format she needs, in this case jef format.  If the design is not available in jef format from the site it usually means that the design is too large for the standard 140 X 200 hoop.
 
ARTlink will re-size with density adjustment but do not re-size more than 20 percent.  Save as VP3 format to open in Digitizer and convert to jef.  In my experience, the conversion from vp3 to jef is very clean, compared to others, such as pes.
 
Donna M
Canada
 
 
 
 
 
From: Mary Jane
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2013 4:28 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Converting formats
 
 

Does anyone remember their old 10001 days as I do not.  Have a friend with one who accidently ordered a design in art format, and some online design company she ordered from refuses to send one in jef.  Is there a way that art design can be converted to jef and on to her ATA card?  I was told there is a free download from the Bernina site for something called artlink that will convert the art to another format.  If anyone can give some advice on how I can help her, please let me know.  I don't know if my Janome software will convert to a jef format for her 10001 to recognize it.  I just don't know that much myself and she knows even less.  I use a usb stick on my Janome and can't recall if you have to go through the old Customizer to get that converted design on her ATA card for the 10001.  TIA


Re: Converting formats

Donna Morton
 

If she bought from the OESD site she can access her account and download whatever format she needs, in this case jef format.  If the design is not available in jef format from the site it usually means that the design is too large for the standard 140 X 200 hoop.
 
ARTlink will re-size with density adjustment but do not re-size more than 20 percent.  Save as VP3 format to open in Digitizer and convert to jef.  In my experience, the conversion from vp3 to jef is very clean, compared to others, such as pes.
 
Donna M
Canada
 
 
 
 
 

From: Mary Jane
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2013 4:28 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Converting formats
 
 

Does anyone remember their old 10001 days as I do not.  Have a friend with one who accidently ordered a design in art format, and some online design company she ordered from refuses to send one in jef.  Is there a way that art design can be converted to jef and on to her ATA card?  I was told there is a free download from the Bernina site for something called artlink that will convert the art to another format.  If anyone can give some advice on how I can help her, please let me know.  I don't know if my Janome software will convert to a jef format for her 10001 to recognize it.  I just don't know that much myself and she knows even less.  I use a usb stick on my Janome and can't recall if you have to go through the old Customizer to get that converted design on her ATA card for the 10001.  TIA


Re: HELP! Re: Jim: Problem with MC 6600 & 12000

Susan L Smith <quiltingsusan@...>
 

After spending over an hour with each machine, I finally got them running again.  Thanks for all the suggestions.  I'm not sure what the exact problem was…lint or loose threading or both, but they are running again.

Thanks again,
Susan L. Smith

"If you feel like a big fish, you might need to reassess the size of your pond." ~ Patricia Walsh


Re: JEF & Artlink

Mary Jane <thread215@...>
 

I agree with you about the company not willing to send the correct format; however, there is a disclaimer on that site in addition to 2 steps of confirming you are ordering the correct format.  The price of the design was very reasonable I have to say.  I think what happened is in the drop box art is listed first, and she clicked to scroll down to jef but when she released it went back to art in the drop box.  I noticed sometimes that happened to me, but I'm now careful.  Thank you for the additional info and will follow up on that.  What a great group!

From: favymtz
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 9:47 AM
Subject: [janome12000] JEF & Artlink
 
The Artlink program is a free program available at the Bernina website. It allows you to open an ART format design and convert it (SAVE) into another format. Unfortunately, Bernina and Janome don't play together !!! and JEF is not one of the formats available to save to. A work around for this is to save into another available format such as PES, and then open it in Janome software such as the Digitizer or even in the Design Gallery and save into JEF format. If she doesn't own one of the programs there is another program from Wilcom that is available for free. It's called Wilcom Truesizer. How unfortunate that a company that sold a design isn't willing to send her the right format. Hope this info helps!


Stitches in Files Section of this newsletter....

Jeanne
 

I've dl several of the stitches on our Files page. What do I do with them now in order to use them? They're on my computer... put them on my USB? Or use the file transfer card and move them over to a different part of the machine? I'm anxious to try them out....


JEF & Artlink

favymtz
 

The Artlink program is a free program available at the Bernina website. It allows you to open an ART format design and convert it (SAVE) into another format. Unfortunately, Bernina and Janome don't play together !!! and JEF is not one of the formats available to save to. A work around for this is to save into another available format such as PES, and then open it in Janome software such as the Digitizer or even in the Design Gallery and save into JEF format. If she doesn't own one of the programs there is another program from Wilcom that is available for free. It's called Wilcom Truesizer. How unfortunate that a company that sold a design isn't willing to send her the right format. Hope this info helps!


Converting formats

Mary Jane <thread215@...>
 

Does anyone remember their old 10001 days as I do not.  Have a friend with one who accidently ordered a design in art format, and some online design company she ordered from refuses to send one in jef.  Is there a way that art design can be converted to jef and on to her ATA card?  I was told there is a free download from the Bernina site for something called artlink that will convert the art to another format.  If anyone can give some advice on how I can help her, please let me know.  I don't know if my Janome software will convert to a jef format for her 10001 to recognize it.  I just don't know that much myself and she knows even less.  I use a usb stick on my Janome and can't recall if you have to go through the old Customizer to get that converted design on her ATA card for the 10001.  TIA


Re: Digitizer MBX

angerxleben
 

SUCCESS!! Thank you Jim and Maggie for all of your help!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "angerxleben" <cowgirl1970@...> wrote:

Wow! I had to print this post! LOL I will give it a try. Thank you Maggie

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, maggie cooper <maggiecoops@> wrote:

I missed your initial mail regarding MBX failing to launch, I have had my seven year old grandson as a house guest on holiday from Kuwait. I'd forgotten how  much time a seven year old takes up.
 
If and when MBX fails to launch there are a number of steps you need to take so here they are.
 
1; go to Start, All Programs
2; Locate the Janome folder, in the program list.
3; Click on the folder and a drop down menu appears.
4;Select Delete Recovery files and left click it
5;A pop up dialogue box appears, Purge Recover and Backup Directories.
6; Tick the small box on the lower left saying yes to the Delete Back Up files
7; Click the OK button. That empties the recovery and back up folders.
8; go to Start, All Programs, Janome Folder, click on it to access the drop down menu.
9; Scroll down to the command Revert and select it.
10;Another pop up dialogue box appears, Revert to Factory settings
11; Put a tick next to Default settings only then click OK.
12; Return to Start All Programs, Janome, the drop down folder, right mouse click 'Delete Recovery Files', from the pop up dialogue box select 'Send To' and another smaller pop up dialogue box will open, choose 'Desktop'(create shortcut)
Do the same for the Revert function. Use both these monthly, more frequently if you use XP.
 
Try to Launch MBX, if it still fails to launch, dig out your original installation disc or upgrade disc, another major cause of the program failing to launch is Corel X5 essentials.
Insert the disc but instead of letting it run, choose Explore, and locate the Corel exec, double left click it to launch it, it will detect the program is already installed, and offer 3 options
Modify, Repair, Uninstall. Select Repair. It will then run through identifying any corrupted programing and repair it
. When it has finished running, remove the disc and retry launching MBX. If it still fails to launch, find or download the latest  update for MBX, if you have the latest  update installed, re run the update, NOT the version on the install disc, again you will be offered 3 options, select 'Repair'
If MBX still fails to launch you need to examine your system resources, I don't know if you are using a 32 or 64 bit operating system , if you use XP or windows 7 32bit you have a less than 4 gigabyte of ram available  for programs, anti virus and malware programs, MBX requires a lot of elbow room in order to run sweetly.
So you need to see exactly how much elbow room it has.
1; Start, All Programs, Accessories, left click on it.
2; Scroll down the list to System Tools and left click it.
3;From the drop down menu select System Information. Give it time to open.
4; A double column window opens, maximise it so you see the entire display without scrolling down through it.
5;On the left a system summary list, on the right a list giving the name and type of OS, the processor, bios, etc.
6; look down the list for Total Physical memory, or if win 7 Installed Physical memory,  On my XP machine I have 4.096.00MB on my work station 24 GB.
7; Now look at 'Available Physical' memory, on my XP machine I have  2.14 GB, and no digitising software installed, in fact no Ram hungry software installed at all. On my workstation I have 20.7 GBavailable RAM .  My XP machine would have problems running MBX as it only has 2.14 GB available to spread it its wings. It could run it, but I'd need to keep the computer free from junk programs, photographs, and defrag it regularly and run the disk cleaner at least twice a week. My xp computer was an expensive machine, an Alienware Desktop, with a powerful graphics card, AMD chipset, which at the time of purchase was the best for cadware programs and MBX is a CAD based program. But Digitiser Pro MB was only barely able to run, and knowing MBX was a more powerful program, I opted for a Windows 7 workstation.
 
Jim wont love me for this, but my XP machine out specced every available MAC machine at the time and still does apart from the most expensive, and they run similar specs today, but my XP Alienware is now about 6 or maybe even more years old.
I never buy inexpensive PCs, I enjoy my various hobbies too much, and they require a decent investment to run the software associated with them. A cheap computer is exactly that.   MBX needs double or even treble the specifications quoted on the box. To assist it to run sweetly, don't store photos on your PC, make copies on a variety of digital storers like CD's (safer than DVD's as they still haven't arrived at a mutual agreement as to which system to opt for) Compact flash cards, USB flash drives, NAS boxes, they consume too much of your system resources.
Run disk cleaner regularly, defrag regularly, get rid of all your junk programs you never use, in short give your PC a spring clean and give MBX room to fly. Don't use invasive security programs like Norton or McCaffee, they rob priority from other programs and use a mammoth amount of system resources. If you have a Windows 7 computer use Microsofts own AV and Internet security programs they are every bit as good as either Nortons or Mcafee, are free, and with sensible computer usage will keep you free of nasties. use a decent malware detector like Malwarebytes and use it weekly if not daily.
 
If after running repairs to Corel and MBX, deleting the backup and recovery folder contents, cleaning up your hard drive, MBX still wont launch, ring  your regional Janome tech support. Do NOT uninstall MBX. It can be done but you need to find all the Corel x5 essentials entries in the hidden folders etc, or you wont get a clean install.
Maggie Cooper UK.


Re: HELP! Re: Jim: Problem with MC 6600 & 12000

Susan Militello <suemili48@...>
 

When this happened to me with the 8000, I cleaned everything out, but the thread kept catching on something underneath.  I found after an hour of fiddling that the thread was not caught into the upper tensions correctly.  When it was threaded the proper way it was fine.  Be sure the pressure foot is in the up position when you thread the machine.

Sue in WNY

On May 17, 2013 12:41 AM, "ssmith043" <quiltingsusan@...> wrote:
 

Jim,

I did what you suggested here to "fix" the 6600. It worked for a little while and started doing it again. I had pulled a small piece of thread out initially. When it happened again, I repeated this process again and cleaned with a brush but couldn't see any thread or anything. It is still doing it. NOW the 12000 is doing the same darn thing! Is this problem contagious?? :-)

Seriously, the 12000 is doing this, too. I've looked and couldn't see anything and cleaned what I could see under the throat plate. What's up with this? On both machines, the top thread is getting caught down in the bobbin area and won't pull up. It's very frustrating that both my machines are down at the same time!

Help, please!
Susan L Smith

--- In janome12000@..., "Jim_Stutsman" wrote:
>
> It sounds like the thread cutter is stuck in the "cut" position, so the stitches are catching on it. You can remove the thread cutter cover from the machine by laying the machine on its back and using a Phillips screwdriver through the hole at the left end of the bed to loosen the screw holding the cover on. Then you'll be able to see the cutter, and maybe what's jamming it. If you can't clear it, have your dealer look at it. Don't make the mistake of dumping oil into the cutter. It doesn't need it, and it will cause more problems.
>
> --- In janome12000@..., Susan L Smith wrote:
> >
> > I know this is a 12000 group (and I love my 12000) but I have a 6600
> > problem (love this machine, too). I hope you can help me.
> > Yesterday, while sewing a binding onto a quilt, I was brought to a
> > screeching halt by a thread nest under the sole plate. I took care of the
> > nest, removed the sole plate and cleaned everything really well, pulled out
> > a couple of pieces of thread and thought all is well.
> >
> > I rethreaded top and bobbin and changed needles thinking this might would
> > help prevent this from happening again. But it didn't. When pulling the
> > bobbin thread up to the top, the top thread is getting hung up on something
> > under the sole plate. I took the plate off to see if I could 'fix' the
> > problem. The top thread is getting caught up on something behind the
> > bobbin in the mechanism under and to the left of the feed dogs. What could
> > be causing this? With the initial nest, I heard a 'clang' and then a
> > whirring stressed noise and the feed dogs tried to move the fabric. Is the
> > timing messed up? Is this something I can fix so that I don't have to take
> > it to the 'hospital' 2 hours away?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Susan Smith (in extremely rural south Texas)
> > "If you feel like a big fish, you might need to reassess the size of your
> > pond." ~ Patricia Walsh
> >
>


HELP! Re: Jim: Problem with MC 6600 & 12000

malehto
 

Sounds similar to what was happening on my 12000. When I got it back from being serviced it would catch on the upper left of the bobbin case under the throat plate. I could not get the bobbin thread to come up. I got that to work again and the top thread started jumping out of the take-up lever. Again the bobbin thread would not come up. Make sure your top thread is securely in the take-up lever. Mine is working great for now. It's frustrating when you pay so much for a machine and it decides to act up. Probably was a PICNIC error. Problem In Chair, Not In Computer.

Mary in Savannah, TX

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "ssmith043" <quiltingsusan@...> wrote:

Jim,

I did what you suggested here to "fix" the 6600. It worked for a little while and started doing it again. I had pulled a small piece of thread out initially. When it happened again, I repeated this process again and cleaned with a brush but couldn't see any thread or anything. It is still doing it. NOW the 12000 is doing the same darn thing! Is this problem contagious?? :-)

Seriously, the 12000 is doing this, too. I've looked and couldn't see anything and cleaned what I could see under the throat plate. What's up with this? On both machines, the top thread is getting caught down in the bobbin area and won't pull up. It's very frustrating that both my machines are down at the same time!

Help, please!
Susan L Smith

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@> wrote:

It sounds like the thread cutter is stuck in the "cut" position, so the stitches are catching on it. You can remove the thread cutter cover from the machine by laying the machine on its back and using a Phillips screwdriver through the hole at the left end of the bed to loosen the screw holding the cover on. Then you'll be able to see the cutter, and maybe what's jamming it. If you can't clear it, have your dealer look at it. Don't make the mistake of dumping oil into the cutter. It doesn't need it, and it will cause more problems.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Susan L Smith <quiltingsusan@> wrote:

I know this is a 12000 group (and I love my 12000) but I have a 6600
problem (love this machine, too). I hope you can help me.
Yesterday, while sewing a binding onto a quilt, I was brought to a
screeching halt by a thread nest under the sole plate. I took care of the
nest, removed the sole plate and cleaned everything really well, pulled out
a couple of pieces of thread and thought all is well.

I rethreaded top and bobbin and changed needles thinking this might would
help prevent this from happening again. But it didn't. When pulling the
bobbin thread up to the top, the top thread is getting hung up on something
under the sole plate. I took the plate off to see if I could 'fix' the
problem. The top thread is getting caught up on something behind the
bobbin in the mechanism under and to the left of the feed dogs. What could
be causing this? With the initial nest, I heard a 'clang' and then a
whirring stressed noise and the feed dogs tried to move the fabric. Is the
timing messed up? Is this something I can fix so that I don't have to take
it to the 'hospital' 2 hours away?

Thank you,
Susan Smith (in extremely rural south Texas)
"If you feel like a big fish, you might need to reassess the size of your
pond." ~ Patricia Walsh


Re: HELP! Re: Jim: Problem with MC 6600 & 12000

suerevere@ymail.com
 

Jim and Diane
I have my Acufil Software and Hoop still in the box and still sealed. I think I might love it but I haven't had the time to learn it. When I realized that you were coming out with the Dvd, I was jumping up and down. Seriously, I have just been coming off of 5 months of no sewing/hooping with back-to-back rotator cuff surgeries and major sewing room withdrawals (lol). I have spent this last week totally cleaning out my sewing room with the Acufil sitting prominently on top of my table -- waiting -- no, SCREAMING to be used.

This is my long-winded way of thanking you and Diane for everything you do. I loved the first Dvd and find it like the "Missing Manual" and it gives me confidence to use my machine as it was intended.

Thanks so much,
Sue Revere


Re: Acufil Software

Liz
 

Yes I can't wait to buy the DVD, I bought the first one and it is brilliant.
Liz


HELP! Re: Jim: Problem with MC 6600 & 12000

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The thread cutter on the 12000 is completely different from the one in the 6600, so I don't think it's the same cause. You need to have your dealer look at it. It also may not be the thread cutter at all. You can get a similar problem if the bobbin case is damaged, or if the little "flipper" that measures bobbin thread gets disconnected from the spring that returns it.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "ssmith043" <quiltingsusan@...> wrote:

Jim,

I did what you suggested here to "fix" the 6600. It worked for a little while and started doing it again. I had pulled a small piece of thread out initially. When it happened again, I repeated this process again and cleaned with a brush but couldn't see any thread or anything. It is still doing it. NOW the 12000 is doing the same darn thing! Is this problem contagious?? :-)

Seriously, the 12000 is doing this, too. I've looked and couldn't see anything and cleaned what I could see under the throat plate. What's up with this? On both machines, the top thread is getting caught down in the bobbin area and won't pull up. It's very frustrating that both my machines are down at the same time!

Help, please!
Susan L Smith

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@> wrote:

It sounds like the thread cutter is stuck in the "cut" position, so the stitches are catching on it. You can remove the thread cutter cover from the machine by laying the machine on its back and using a Phillips screwdriver through the hole at the left end of the bed to loosen the screw holding the cover on. Then you'll be able to see the cutter, and maybe what's jamming it. If you can't clear it, have your dealer look at it. Don't make the mistake of dumping oil into the cutter. It doesn't need it, and it will cause more problems.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Susan L Smith <quiltingsusan@> wrote:

I know this is a 12000 group (and I love my 12000) but I have a 6600
problem (love this machine, too). I hope you can help me.
Yesterday, while sewing a binding onto a quilt, I was brought to a
screeching halt by a thread nest under the sole plate. I took care of the
nest, removed the sole plate and cleaned everything really well, pulled out
a couple of pieces of thread and thought all is well.

I rethreaded top and bobbin and changed needles thinking this might would
help prevent this from happening again. But it didn't. When pulling the
bobbin thread up to the top, the top thread is getting hung up on something
under the sole plate. I took the plate off to see if I could 'fix' the
problem. The top thread is getting caught up on something behind the
bobbin in the mechanism under and to the left of the feed dogs. What could
be causing this? With the initial nest, I heard a 'clang' and then a
whirring stressed noise and the feed dogs tried to move the fabric. Is the
timing messed up? Is this something I can fix so that I don't have to take
it to the 'hospital' 2 hours away?

Thank you,
Susan Smith (in extremely rural south Texas)
"If you feel like a big fish, you might need to reassess the size of your
pond." ~ Patricia Walsh


HELP! Re: Jim: Problem with MC 6600 & 12000

ssmith043 <quiltingsusan@...>
 

Jim,

I did what you suggested here to "fix" the 6600. It worked for a little while and started doing it again. I had pulled a small piece of thread out initially. When it happened again, I repeated this process again and cleaned with a brush but couldn't see any thread or anything. It is still doing it. NOW the 12000 is doing the same darn thing! Is this problem contagious?? :-)

Seriously, the 12000 is doing this, too. I've looked and couldn't see anything and cleaned what I could see under the throat plate. What's up with this? On both machines, the top thread is getting caught down in the bobbin area and won't pull up. It's very frustrating that both my machines are down at the same time!

Help, please!
Susan L Smith

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

It sounds like the thread cutter is stuck in the "cut" position, so the stitches are catching on it. You can remove the thread cutter cover from the machine by laying the machine on its back and using a Phillips screwdriver through the hole at the left end of the bed to loosen the screw holding the cover on. Then you'll be able to see the cutter, and maybe what's jamming it. If you can't clear it, have your dealer look at it. Don't make the mistake of dumping oil into the cutter. It doesn't need it, and it will cause more problems.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Susan L Smith <quiltingsusan@> wrote:

I know this is a 12000 group (and I love my 12000) but I have a 6600
problem (love this machine, too). I hope you can help me.
Yesterday, while sewing a binding onto a quilt, I was brought to a
screeching halt by a thread nest under the sole plate. I took care of the
nest, removed the sole plate and cleaned everything really well, pulled out
a couple of pieces of thread and thought all is well.

I rethreaded top and bobbin and changed needles thinking this might would
help prevent this from happening again. But it didn't. When pulling the
bobbin thread up to the top, the top thread is getting hung up on something
under the sole plate. I took the plate off to see if I could 'fix' the
problem. The top thread is getting caught up on something behind the
bobbin in the mechanism under and to the left of the feed dogs. What could
be causing this? With the initial nest, I heard a 'clang' and then a
whirring stressed noise and the feed dogs tried to move the fabric. Is the
timing messed up? Is this something I can fix so that I don't have to take
it to the 'hospital' 2 hours away?

Thank you,
Susan Smith (in extremely rural south Texas)
"If you feel like a big fish, you might need to reassess the size of your
pond." ~ Patricia Walsh