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Re: New 12000 accessories on the way

Sherry Martin
 

I got the stitch in ditch foot last week and I love it. I also got the 6 thread spool stand (it is the only one my dealer had) and didn't like it so returned it. Am still using my 1 spool Pfaff stand that will fit in the front extra hole. I like not having to get up and down to change the thread. Am hoping for an open toe acu feed foot soon, but haven't heard anything about one yet.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "plpoole@..." <patt.poole@...> wrote:

Just heard that the new accessories I ordered from Brubakers's are in stock and on their way to me! I ordered the 2 spool thread stand and the SID accufeed foot. I read on this board that Janome had some new accessories in stock. When I called my local dealer, he wanted to sell me the thread stand for the 11000. Didn't know what I was talking about when I mentioned the new stand. I spent too much money on my 12000 to use "okay" parts...I wanted the real thing! Best of all, Brubaker's offers a 15% discount for yahoo group members. So excited!!

Apologies in advance if this is inappropriate in any way. Feel free to delete if it is!

Patt


Re: New 12000 accessories on the way

vicki chrobak
 

I went to Brubaker's & couldn't find any 12000 accessories. Could you tell me how you found them?

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Calibrate Hoops

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The only calibration option for the 11000 is in the diagnostics accessible only to technicians. It's easy enough to check. Just put a hoop on the machine, open a design sized for that hoop, and put the plastic template in the hoop. The needle should pass through the hole in the template, but it does not have to be in the exact center of the template. It's been my experience that when the needle doesn't clear the hole on the 11000, the hoop attaching bracket needs adjusting.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Anna C Simon" <rbs11739@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

Is this something that needs to be done with the 11000?





Ann Simon
Our Etsy store
http://www.etsy.com/people/dessimon


Re: New 12000 accessories on the way

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Glad to hear that Brubakers is offering the 15% off to this group. Shop local whenever possible, but if you can't they seem to be the best option:
http://brubakerssewing.com/

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "plpoole@..." <patt.poole@...> wrote:

Just heard that the new accessories I ordered from Brubakers's are in stock and on their way to me! I ordered the 2 spool thread stand and the SID accufeed foot. I read on this board that Janome had some new accessories in stock. When I called my local dealer, he wanted to sell me the thread stand for the 11000. Didn't know what I was talking about when I mentioned the new stand. I spent too much money on my 12000 to use "okay" parts...I wanted the real thing! Best of all, Brubaker's offers a 15% discount for yahoo group members. So excited!!

Apologies in advance if this is inappropriate in any way. Feel free to delete if it is!

Patt


Re: Calibrate Hoops

Anna C Simon <rbs11739@...>
 

Hi Jim,
 
Is this something that needs to be done with the 11000? 
 
 
 
 
 
Ann Simon
Our Etsy store

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 1/31/2012 10:19:40 AM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Calibrate Hoops and Free Arm Hoop
 
 

Joy nailed it in her post. The point of calibration is to make sure that what the machine thinks is the center of your hoop really is the center. Normally you would only need to do it once, preferably right out of the box, but in servicing the machine the base usually gets removed and may be replaced in a very slightly different alignment. So after a service it would be advisable to check the hoops.

The book is sadly deficient on this topic. Logic would dictate that all hoops should have the same center, since they all attach to the same connector. However it appears that the free arm hoop is just a bit different and requires separate calibration.

--- In janome12000@..., vicki chrobak wrote:
>
> OK, Jim forgive forgive the ignorance of this question. Am I supposed
> to calibrate every hoop every time I do a design? And could you define
> exactly what you mean by calibrate. I have only had 2 problems -- once
> when the design wasn't centered (may have been operator error) & the 2nd
> when I didn't see that I needed a larger hoop for the design.
>
> --
> Vicki Jo
>

 


Re: Calibrate Hoops and Free Arm Hoop

vicki chrobak
 

Thank you Joy & Jim. Calibration successful & I, too, had a warped free arm hoop.
Vicki Jo


Re: Calibrate Hoops and Free Arm Hoop

vicki chrobak
 

Thank you again Jim. I understand now. I agree the book is sadly deficient in this area.

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Vicki Jo


Re: Calibrate Hoops and Free Arm Hoop

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Joy nailed it in her post. The point of calibration is to make sure that what the machine thinks is the center of your hoop really is the center. Normally you would only need to do it once, preferably right out of the box, but in servicing the machine the base usually gets removed and may be replaced in a very slightly different alignment. So after a service it would be advisable to check the hoops.

The book is sadly deficient on this topic. Logic would dictate that all hoops should have the same center, since they all attach to the same connector. However it appears that the free arm hoop is just a bit different and requires separate calibration.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

OK, Jim forgive forgive the ignorance of this question. Am I supposed
to calibrate every hoop every time I do a design? And could you define
exactly what you mean by calibrate. I have only had 2 problems -- once
when the design wasn't centered (may have been operator error) & the 2nd
when I didn't see that I needed a larger hoop for the design.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Calibrate Hoops and Free Arm Hoop

vicki chrobak
 

Thank you very much Joy. And yes I was used to other machines that had sensors for the wrong hoop & I too had one of those surprises with this machine.

--
Vicki Jo

Vicki Jo,

Let me see if I can answer this: You need to calibrate each hoop only
once (or again after servicing). To calibrate, select Embroidery and
open arm, then select SET, choose Embroidery (blue machine icon) and
navigate to the page (page 4/6) where you see Hoop Calibration and click
YES. Place desired hoop with its template on arm then select the hoop
(red hoop icon) you wish to calibrate. The hoop will now move into
position. If the needle is not right above hole in template, press on
arrows until it is, the press OK. Repeat for each hoop. This should
help with alignment. Check that Free Arm hoop is level and doesn't
stick above bed. Mine is warped.



You do need to be sure to use the correct size hoop for each design.
There is no sensor to tell you that you have the wrong hoop on the
machine. This is different from other major brand machines and gave me a
little surprise once!

Joy


New 12000 accessories on the way

plpoole@sbcglobal.net <patt.poole@...>
 

Just heard that the new accessories I ordered from Brubakers's are in stock and on their way to me! I ordered the 2 spool thread stand and the SID accufeed foot. I read on this board that Janome had some new accessories in stock. When I called my local dealer, he wanted to sell me the thread stand for the 11000. Didn't know what I was talking about when I mentioned the new stand. I spent too much money on my 12000 to use "okay" parts...I wanted the real thing! Best of all, Brubaker's offers a 15% discount for yahoo group members. So excited!!

Apologies in advance if this is inappropriate in any way. Feel free to delete if it is!

Patt


Re: bobbin cases and bobbin thread

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

I frequently forget to change the bobbin case when embroidering, I did change it on Sunday when I was sewing out a design and it was a pain in the neck, I kept getting the bobbin thread pulled up to the top.....and alsi the top thread shredding......


Re: reply I got back from Janome re: smaller hoops

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

I sent an email to Janome UK about the hoops at the weekend. I have had a response from the MD who is in Japan discussing the 12000 right now. He has said he will bring the matter up during his discussions. I think my reply will be a bit late, but I have also asked him why they did not put in 2 bobbin covers.....I have ordered a spare one for my machine.

The present MD was the accountant at Janome when I worked for them, so I know him quite well, not sure if he will remamber, they have had dozens of demonstrators since I left. It will be interesting to see if he replies.


Re: Calibrate Hoops and Free Arm Hoop

joylaytor
 

Vicki Jo,
Let me see if I can answer this: You need to calibrate each hoop only once (or again after servicing). To calibrate, select Embroidery and open arm, then select SET, choose Embroidery (blue machine icon) and navigate to the page (page 4/6) where you see Hoop Calibration and click YES. Place desired hoop with its template on arm then select the hoop (red hoop icon) you wish to calibrate. The hoop will now move into position. If the needle is not right above hole in template, press on arrows until it is, the press OK. Repeat for each hoop. This should help with alignment. Check that Free Arm hoop is level and doesn't stick above bed. Mine is warped.

You do need to be sure to use the correct size hoop for each design. There is no sensor to tell you that you have the wrong hoop on the machine. This is different from other major brand machines and gave me a little surprise once!
Joy

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

OK, Jim forgive forgive the ignorance of this question. Am I supposed
to calibrate every hoop every time I do a design? Antd could you define
exactly what you mean by calibrate. I have only had 2 problems -- once
when the design wasn't centered (may have been operator error) & the 2nd
when I didn't see that I needed a larger hoop for the design.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: Calibrate Hoops and Free Arm Hoop

vicki chrobak
 

OK, Jim forgive forgive the ignorance of this question. Am I supposed to calibrate every hoop every time I do a design? And could you define exactly what you mean by calibrate. I have only had 2 problems -- once when the design wasn't centered (may have been operator error) & the 2nd when I didn't see that I needed a larger hoop for the design.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: bobbin cases and bobbin thread

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

You don't want to over-think this. I personally believe that the yellow dot bobbin case was included simply to eliminate complaints about bobbin tension when using commercial bobbin thread, which is thinner than Janome bobbin thread. There's an easy way to see whether you need to use it. Go into embroidery mode and choose lettering. Enter 3 upper case letter "I" in 18mm size. Stitch them out using your bobbin thread and the normal red dot bobbin case. Look at the bottom of the work. You should see roughly 1/3 bobbin thread in the middle of each letter, and 1/3 needle thread on each side. This is NOT a rigid measurement - less bobbin showing is fine. If the needle threads at the edge are very thin, or bobbin is showing on top, then you'll need to use the yellow dot case. Otherwise the red dot case will be just fine.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "st1b" <st1b@...> wrote:

I contacted Janome via the website as to the differences in the bobbin cases and was told that the 'red' case is used with Janome bobbin thread because the tension is different when using that.

The bobbin thread I have is 60 wt. I see that the Janome is 90 wt. Jim, do you think that, if one is using 90 wt. bobbin thread, the 'red' case can be used? Or must the 'yellow' case be used if anything other than Janome brand thread is in the bobbin?

Barb


Re: horizon link and adobe

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

To fix it you should upgrade to Adobe Reader X. Uninstall the existing reader first, then install it.

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


Thank you for your quick reply! I can at least open the PDF's as you described below, and it does have adobe as the "always open with" option. It just isn't recognizing that I have adobe when i try to open it from tools...but thank you for telling me how to find it!

BTW, Windows 7 64 bit for the operating system.


Re: Thread coming out of take up lever

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Changing the needle will have no effect on this problem. You'll need to see your dealer about this. It could be that the check spring needs adjustment, or the eye of the take-up lever may need to be closed up a little bit.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, Lorelei Gustafson <lore@...> wrote:

Yes, this started happening to me today (twice). I rethreaded carefully and slowed the "top" speed. Came out of take-up lever one more time, so, lacking any other ideas, I changed the needle, too. We'll see. I'm sad-glad that someone else has noted this problem.



-----
Lorelei Gustafson
lore@...


bobbin cases and bobbin thread

Barb Stone
 

I contacted Janome via the website as to the differences in the bobbin cases and was told that the 'red' case is used with Janome bobbin thread because the tension is different when using that.

The bobbin thread I have is 60 wt. I see that the Janome is 90 wt. Jim, do you think that, if one is using 90 wt. bobbin thread, the 'red' case can be used? Or must the 'yellow' case be used if anything other than Janome brand thread is in the bobbin?

Barb


Re: horizon link and adobe

gbmko
 

Thank you for your quick reply! I can at least open the PDF's as you described below, and it does have adobe as the "always open with" option. It just isn't recognizing that I have adobe when i try to open it from tools...but thank you for telling me how to find it!

BTW, Windows 7 64 bit for the operating system.

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

Side note to all readers - when posting a computer problem, please note what version of Windows you are using. It makes a difference in the response. Thanks!

First check to see whether you can open ANY PDF with Adobe Reader. If you don't have a PDF to try, you can get to the stitch chart by clicking on "My Computer" -> C drive -> Program Files [XP or 32-bit Windows 7] or Program Files (X86) [64-bit Windows 7] -> Janome -> HorizonLink -> DataFiles. Double click on the PDF. If it does not open, right click on it and choose "Open With" from the pop-up menu. Choose Adobe Reader from the list of programs and check the "Always open files of this type" box. If that does not fix the problem it may be that HorizonLink is checking for the presence of Adobe Reader in such a way that it cannot be detected on your computer. You can also open PDFs with the also-free program Foxit Reader: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/


Re: Thread coming out of take up lever

Lorelei Gustafson <lore@...>
 

Yes, this started happening to me today (twice). I rethreaded carefully and slowed the "top" speed. Came out of take-up lever one more time, so, lacking any other ideas, I changed the needle, too. We'll see. I'm sad-glad that someone else has noted this problem.



-----
Lorelei Gustafson