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Re: My Janome 15000

Cat - N
 

Ah…but you’d be wrong to assume none of us…me for example…haven’t had to leave a machine idle under ‘safe’ conditions for a time because I admit having to do just that and for much longer periods of time.  Depending on whether the machine was ‘working fine’ and/or on ‘how long’ and how close to the last service it was when I last used it, I might just fire up a machine and test stitch, or I might take it to a dealer to have pieces inside it checked for ‘age related’ issues before sewing on it. 

We have 6 machines here. I am using only 2 for a while now because of what I am making and due to space constraints, but, since I didn’t have need to use my serger for about a year until last week, I am pretty certain I will fire up either of the 2 other computerized sewing and/or combo machines not presently being used if/when I need them, having had them freshly serviced before last using them, how much I used them and what for, and because they have just been here…’parked/idle’…in their cases/cabinets and in good environmental conditions since last service. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Jul 5, 2021 at 9:13 AM, <Carole Hollmann via groups.io> wrote:

This question is probably for Jim, as I can't imagine anyone in this group of avid sewers doing what I did.  I had my 15000 serviced last year…
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Re: My Janome 15000

Carole Hollmann
 

Thanks so much!  I’ll use it today. 

Carole


On Jul 5, 2021, at 9:15 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

If you haven't used it for a year, that's not a long time, especially if it was fresh from servicing. Just start sewing. If you notice anything you may need to revisit your servicing dealer, but otherwise it should be fine.


Re: My Janome 15000

Pixey
 

Hi Carole,

Because I have multiple machines that I use on different projects and up until last year was still working full time, I have actually done the same thing you have of letting a machine sit unused for an extended period.  The only ones that I found I have to be careful with are the two that require more extensive end-user oiling (my 500e and HD9).

Pixey


On Jul 5, 2021, at 8:13 AM, Carole Hollmann via groups.io <macee55@...> wrote:


This question is probably for Jim, as I can't imagine anyone in this group of avid sewers doing what I did.  I had my 15000 serviced last year as soon as the company I use re-opened from Covid lockdown.  I have not even turned it on since I brought it home.  My question is this:  Assuming they serviced it properly, what precautions--if any--should I take in order to start using it again?  Think it's ok to just start sewing?

And...is it true that Windows 11 will be released later this year?  Ugh!

Thanks much
.

Carole Hollmann


Re: My Janome 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

If you haven't used it for a year, that's not a long time, especially if it was fresh from servicing. Just start sewing. If you notice anything you may need to revisit your servicing dealer, but otherwise it should be fine.


My Janome 15000

Carole Hollmann
 

This question is probably for Jim, as I can't imagine anyone in this group of avid sewers doing what I did.  I had my 15000 serviced last year as soon as the company I use re-opened from Covid lockdown.  I have not even turned it on since I brought it home.  My question is this:  Assuming they serviced it properly, what precautions--if any--should I take in order to start using it again?  Think it's ok to just start sewing?

And...is it true that Windows 11 will be released later this year?  Ugh!

Thanks much
.

Carole Hollmann


Re: ThreadBook

Patricia Finnegan
 

I would like to see both threads numbers when you are converting thread. Example Robinson Anton—Isacord. I hope I made it clear.
Patti


Re: 500e Broken thread massage

Cat - N
 

LOL...Kathleen and Kathy...loving these comments!

I have referred to "petting my machines" of all types for over 40 years for sure, so I 'completely believe' in the 'life of machines' and their 'attachment to their people' that we see so often.  I do not mean JUST embroidery and sewing machines...I've seen that kind of 'behavior' from copy machines, cars, computers, etc.  As 'the only computer guy in the company' for a whole lot of years until microcomputers/PC's became 'common' in businesses and hired whole departments of IT staff, it got to the point that I couldn't be gone from work for more than 3 days without computers, printers, etc., having issues.  Gone a whole week, I'd have several machines out of a couple hundred down when I returned...and all I needed to do to 'fix' them was touch them personally.  I can't tell you how many times I've had users tell me, "it was NOT working...I swear!"  LOL  I had one computer that worked perfectly if I walked out to the receiving dock and 'petted' it once each day...otherwise, it'd 'break' and I'd get a service call which magically fixed itself when I arrived within the "Proximity Detector" range.

I am making two little girl's dresses and will be using my 9mm ruffler on my 15000 on the dresses.  Literally...I 'perfected' the ruffle I wanted, wrote down the settings, touched nothing else and shut off the 15000.  When I turned it back on a couple days later, the ruffler was deep pleating my final test sample!!!  If not for the "Operator Proximity Detector" interferring, how else could the ruffler reset itself so badly...LOL  I have re-perfected the same ruffle, ran several test strips (WOF) and the ruffler is sitting beside the 15000 awaiting it's next turn at fabric...but I have several more test strips waiting...just in case it's 'gone wonky' again.

- Cat




Re: 500e Broken thread massage

Kathy Strabel
 

Kathleen-----You are absolutely correct about the Operator Proximity Detector!!!  I cannot tell you how many times I have turned away from the machine and then I get a wayward loop, or sometimes something more serious.  And usually that occurs when the design is more than halfway completed. So that means I have ruined an otherwise perfectly good tea towel, or garment. I am doing a group of towels this week and I decided to stitch out the designs first onto some lightweight denim and then applique that onto the tea towels. Less waste of good blanks.   Oh, and I think the Operator Proximity Detector  is related to the  Singular Sock Sucker function that is built into our clothes dryers!!!   LOL!!   Have a happy day!
Kathy Strabel     Camas WA


Re: 500e Broken thread massage

Kathleen Chevalier
 

Our embroidery machines often malfunction when left unattended. Gremlins in the factory sneak in an Operator Proximity Detector, which lets the machine you have left it alone. It immediately goes wonky.

I'm glad you got your machine fixed, Kathy.

On Fri 7/2/2021 8:44 PM, Kathy Strabel wrote:
Good day to my fellow sewers/embroiderers-- Some time ago, I submitted a question about my 500e not stopping nor giving me a warning that a thread had broken, or just come out of the needle. I was even wondering if I was mixing up this function on my older embroidery machine of a different brand than Janome.  I recently had my 500e back in the shop and I mentioned this to the person at the desk doing the intake on my machine. She said she was not sure that the 500e even had such a feature. But I insisted that it did. Sure enough, after having to ask the desk person several times to add that to the list of work to be checked/done on my machine, we did discover that I had not actually lost my mind. The 500e DOES have a warning function associated with the upper thread sensor, and if you break a thread or it comes out of the needle, say when you are doing the first few stitches of a color block, the machine does, indeed stop and tell me that there is a thread error and I need to re-thread. There is even an illustration on the screen showing a broken thread. So, if you should happen to walk to the other side of the room, or to another room, and something happens to your thread, you should hear the machine stop and warn you. For some time, I was getting a random thread break, but the needle would still go up and down, and the hoop would move as if it was stitching, but without stitching anything.  This would usually happen when I left the machine for a short break to refill my coffee cup, etc. Very frustrating. I will also mention that there is no reference to  this warning and stopping of the needle in my Instruction Booklet.    So, if you experience a thread break and then no stitching but the needle and hoop still moving, there IS a fix. I am not sure how the tech actually fixed that, but they DID fix it.
Stay cool and safe!!   Kathy Strabel   Camas WA

--
Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania


Re: 500e Broken thread massage

Cat - N
 


That is super great, Kathy.  Glad your 500e is fixed.  That would be annoying to have the machine continue to stitch after a thread break.

- Cat


Re: A Suggestion for managing projects

Kathy Strabel
 

Thank you all for the nice comments on my "flannel board/vinyl tablecloth" design board.  Happy sewing!!   Kathy Strabel  Camas WA


500e Broken thread massage

Kathy Strabel
 

Good day to my fellow sewers/embroiderers-- Some time ago, I submitted a question about my 500e not stopping nor giving me a warning that a thread had broken, or just come out of the needle. I was even wondering if I was mixing up this function on my older embroidery machine of a different brand than Janome.  I recently had my 500e back in the shop and I mentioned this to the person at the desk doing the intake on my machine. She said she was not sure that the 500e even had such a feature. But I insisted that it did. Sure enough, after having to ask the desk person several times to add that to the list of work to be checked/done on my machine, we did discover that I had not actually lost my mind. The 500e DOES have a warning function associated with the upper thread sensor, and if you break a thread or it comes out of the needle, say when you are doing the first few stitches of a color block, the machine does, indeed stop and tell me that there is a thread error and I need to re-thread. There is even an illustration on the screen showing a broken thread. So, if you should happen to walk to the other side of the room, or to another room, and something happens to your thread, you should hear the machine stop and warn you. For some time, I was getting a random thread break, but the needle would still go up and down, and the hoop would move as if it was stitching, but without stitching anything.  This would usually happen when I left the machine for a short break to refill my coffee cup, etc. Very frustrating. I will also mention that there is no reference to  this warning and stopping of the needle in my Instruction Booklet.    So, if you experience a thread break and then no stitching but the needle and hoop still moving, there IS a fix. I am not sure how the tech actually fixed that, but they DID fix it.
Stay cool and safe!!   Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: ThreadBook

Irene Holland
 

I'm looking forward to it!


Re: ThreadBook

Bernice Ramsey
 

You are covering my bases.  Thanks for all your hard work.

On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 9:40 AM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have started a major overhaul of our ThreadBook App for iPhone/iPad. This is a ground-up rewrite to add a few features and make it look less like a junior high science fair project. I'm posting this as a request for things you don't like about the current version, and features you would like to see added. There are a few things already decided:

  • Quantities - This will be added, so you can easily track how much you have of a given color.
  • Android - I will NOT be making this, or any other app, for Android. I won't bore you with the reasons, though there are many.
  • Have the option to match only colors you already have.
  • Be able to match a specific RGB color using the Red, Green, and Blue numbers.
Thanks for your input!

--
Bernice and the Poodle Herd


ThreadBook

Jim Stutsman
 

I have started a major overhaul of our ThreadBook App for iPhone/iPad. This is a ground-up rewrite to add a few features and make it look less like a junior high science fair project. I'm posting this as a request for things you don't like about the current version, and features you would like to see added. There are a few things already decided:

  • Quantities - This will be added, so you can easily track how much you have of a given color.
  • Android - I will NOT be making this, or any other app, for Android. I won't bore you with the reasons, though there are many.
  • Have the option to match only colors you already have.
  • Be able to match a specific RGB color using the Red, Green, and Blue numbers.
Thanks for your input!


Re: 550e & 10000 issues

Helene B
 

Makes one wonder how much training these really get to fix these machines. If you happen to get a knowledgeable repair tech they are worth their in gold.


On Jun 26, 2021, at 12:33 PM, Cat - N via groups.io <navillusc@...> wrote:


I had some stitching issues with my 11000 back in 2015, and the dealer I took it to first said to only use Janome ‘painted tip’ needles, too. Trouble with that was I had/have only purchased ‘painted tip’ needles since 1978-1979 when I got my first ‘made by Janome’ sewing machine and I took my 11000 into the dealer’s shop with the “blue tip” needle in it that I was using for my embroidery project!!!  They removed my blue tip needle and sent my 11000 home with the first Organ needle I had ever owned in it…their trade/gift…?…telling me not to use the needle they put in my machine. Lol

My 11000’s issues were damage to the plastic embroidery foot, and the tiniest occasional thread kinking on top of the machine as it entered the uppermost part of the thread path…nothing to do with the needle, bobbin, embroidery design, digitizer, me/my embroidery skill, or any of the other reasons given me to explain it. 

So I am at a complete loss over your dealer’s comment…same as the first dealer’s comment having looked at my 11000, especially since Organ makes the painted tip Janome needles.  Gosh do I wish I could find a clarification/reason for those recommendations…I’d just really like to understand…in case there is a genuine and/or dangerous reason…so I can do what’s right for my machines. 😁

If you get clarification, I hope you’ll let us know!!!  I hope, too, that all is resolved for your machines. It’s terrible when things go wonky. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Jun 26, 2021 at 8:57 AM, <mah_jongg via groups.io> wrote:

Took 550e in to my dealer. Gave her a copy of your notes/suggestions. She took machine apart and everything you mentioned checked out clean. As to why the machine randomly loops when doing satin stitching and skips stitches randomly with basic embroidery stitches didn't have an answer. Her suggestion was to try using Janome needles.  She also compared how my 550e bobbin winds with her floor model. Very minimal difference. I'll try the Janome needles (a lot more expensive compared to Organ needles by the bulk). My 10000 I will not get back for at least 2 weeks. Gave her your notes/suggestions for the 10000 also. She is the one who directed me to your former website when I bought the 80000 many moons ago.

Have a Happy 4th!
Thanks,
Mahjongg


Re: 550e & 10000 issues

Cheryl Alm
 

I too have also heard that Organ makes the Janome needles, but you still need it to be a needle made for embroidery not a universal needle.

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of mah_jongg via groups.io <mah_jongg@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2021 4:09:58 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] 550e & 10000 issues
 
 Yes, I do use the Janome 5 spool thread stand for both the 10000 & 550e. I will try the Janome needles on my next project.  I'll keep you posted if the Janome needles make a difference. Wish me luck.

Thanks,
Mahjongg


Re: 550e & 10000 issues

mah_jongg
 

 Yes, I do use the Janome 5 spool thread stand for both the 10000 & 550e. I will try the Janome needles on my next project.  I'll keep you posted if the Janome needles make a difference. Wish me luck.

Thanks,
Mahjongg


Re: 550e & 10000 issues

Cat - N
 

That helped with the bit of kinking I saw with my 11000, too. The dealer (who actually helped me resolve the issues) and I found that placing an independent thread stand a little distance away from the machine worked better than when placed closer as well. I guess some threads have a bit of memory (I was using polyester embroidery thread) and the kinking was happening when it was colder in the room…winter in my ‘then drafty’ 1954-built house, or A/C in his shop, so I am guessing the thread responded to ambient temperature as well.  I have not had kinking issues with my 15000 but I have a 5-spool Janome thread stand attached to my 15000 and that gives some distance for the thread to travel to the machine, too. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Jun 26, 2021 at 10:37 AM, <Cheryl Alm> wrote:

Was wondering if you use a thread stand, that solved looping problem me.  It allows the thread to relax and straighten before getting to the tension and needle.

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of mah_jongg via groups.io <mah_jongg@...>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2021 11:41:31 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] 550e & 10000 issues
 
Took 550e in to my dealer. Gave her a copy of your notes/suggestions. She took machine apart and everything you mentioned checked out clean. As to why the machine randomly loops when doing satin stitching and skips stitches randomly with basic embroidery stitches didn't have an answer. Her suggestion was to try using Janome needles.  She also compared how my 550e bobbin winds with her floor model. Very minimal difference. I'll try the Janome needles (a lot more expensive compared to Organ needles by the bulk). My 10000 I will not get back for at least 2 weeks. Gave her your notes/suggestions for the 10000 also. She is the one who directed me to your former website when I bought the 80000 many moons ago.

Have a Happy 4th!
Thanks,
Mahjongg


Re: 550e & 10000 issues

Cat - N
 

I had some stitching issues with my 11000 back in 2015, and the dealer I took it to first said to only use Janome ‘painted tip’ needles, too. Trouble with that was I had/have only purchased ‘painted tip’ needles since 1978-1979 when I got my first ‘made by Janome’ sewing machine and I took my 11000 into the dealer’s shop with the “blue tip” needle in it that I was using for my embroidery project!!!  They removed my blue tip needle and sent my 11000 home with the first Organ needle I had ever owned in it…their trade/gift…?…telling me not to use the needle they put in my machine. Lol

My 11000’s issues were damage to the plastic embroidery foot, and the tiniest occasional thread kinking on top of the machine as it entered the uppermost part of the thread path…nothing to do with the needle, bobbin, embroidery design, digitizer, me/my embroidery skill, or any of the other reasons given me to explain it. 

So I am at a complete loss over your dealer’s comment…same as the first dealer’s comment having looked at my 11000, especially since Organ makes the painted tip Janome needles.  Gosh do I wish I could find a clarification/reason for those recommendations…I’d just really like to understand…in case there is a genuine and/or dangerous reason…so I can do what’s right for my machines. 😁

If you get clarification, I hope you’ll let us know!!!  I hope, too, that all is resolved for your machines. It’s terrible when things go wonky. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 



On Jun 26, 2021 at 8:57 AM, <mah_jongg via groups.io> wrote:

Took 550e in to my dealer. Gave her a copy of your notes/suggestions. She took machine apart and everything you mentioned checked out clean. As to why the machine randomly loops when doing satin stitching and skips stitches randomly with basic embroidery stitches didn't have an answer. Her suggestion was to try using Janome needles.  She also compared how my 550e bobbin winds with her floor model. Very minimal difference. I'll try the Janome needles (a lot more expensive compared to Organ needles by the bulk). My 10000 I will not get back for at least 2 weeks. Gave her your notes/suggestions for the 10000 also. She is the one who directed me to your former website when I bought the 80000 many moons ago.

Have a Happy 4th!
Thanks,
Mahjongg

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