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Pros/Cons of purchasing used Janome 15000?

Jeffrey Underwood
 

I am looking at purchasing a Janome 15000 used.  Is there anything I should look for or be worried about?  

Re: Janome Thread-Tangerine #274

Andrea LaVergne
 

Thank you Betty, Visor Gold is perfect!  I forgot about the thread choices in  the 15K, I selected RA when I got the machine and forgot about that benefit.

Re: Janome Thread-Tangerine #274

Andrea LaVergne
 

I used Scott's Point of Sale software for my Janome store, and sold the Thread box, I didn't know about the organizing stash software.  He was easy to work with and just like Jim would do updates when we asked for different additions to his programs.

VMWare font enlarging on HL-haven't found a way that works to use it for the whole program, just to magnify one spot ("+") which the box usually covers so I can't read anything!  I had both eyes done for cataract removal so I see better than I did as a teenager now and don't need glasses after wearing them for 60 years.

I use Numbers with the "Home Inventory" theme for my sewing inventory, I just finished entering my clothing fabric inventory.  I should never started selling clothing fabric in my shop!

Re: New machine question

Pixey
 

Glad to Kathy, though I am not sure how quickly I will be putting it through its paces.  I do not expect to have a lot of time to sew until my end-of-March retirement.  We do have a couple of other members with HD9 machines who spoke highly of it when I asked about 6 weeks ago.  They might be willing to offer a more detailed review as well.  
I will say in taking it out of the box, it is quite heavy (which broke up the smaller styrofoam extrusions a bit in shipping) especially when compared to its size...so lots of dense metal.   Reminds me a bit of my mom’s 1960s vintage green cabinet Kenmore (that could sew through anything)...except it doesn’t do zig zag or have the decorative ducky cams.

Pixey


On Nov 30, 2019, at 9:19 AM, Kathymeunier@... wrote:

Pixey congratulations on your HD9. I am interested in this machine as well but there is limited information and reviews on line. After you have worked with it a while can you please give us a review. Thanks. Kathy 

MC12000 embroidery module ribbon

Judy Albert
 

My 12000 embroidery module ribbon (the plastic looking strip that the arm moves back and forth on) cracked and crinkled. Does any one know is this is an expensive repair?
TIA
Judy

MB7

thetumbledstone@...
 

Hello.  I am a new MB7 owner and I am having random top thread looping on my embroideries.  I have been machine embroidering for 10+ years and digitize.  I had a similar problem with my Pfaff CSP and it ended up being a bobbin winding tension issue, I had to stop using pre wound bobbins.
I wind all my own bobbins for the MB7, I use the metal bobbins that came with the machine and the built in bobbin winder. 
Any Ideas?

For the record I am using the correct needles, clean and oil the machine and change needles regularly.

Thanks

Re: New machine question

Kathymeunier@...
 

Pixey congratulations on your HD9. I am interested in this machine as well but there is limited information and reviews on line. After you have worked with it a while can you please give us a review. Thanks. Kathy 

Re: Janome App for embroidery machine

Jim Stutsman
 

Gute Frage! (Great question) Apps are very much connected to the iOS operating system and the operating system is limited by the capabilities of the device. For example, when the 15000 was released Janome gave away free iPads in the US. Those were 2nd generation iPads, which were already being replaced by more capable models. Those iPads can not be updated to any version of iOS after iOS 9. We are currently at iOS 13. The apps on those devices still work, but you cannot get any new apps that require iOS 10 or later. So if you have an older device, the apps on it will continue to work as long as the device does. You just won't be able to get any new apps. Developers would like to make apps that support even old devices, but Apple this and it becomes difficult to add features that require newer versions of iOS.

Auf Deutsch:
 Apps sind sehr stark mit dem iOS-Betriebssystem verbunden und das Betriebssystem ist durch die Fähigkeiten des Geräts eingeschränkt. Zum Beispiel, als der 15000er veröffentlicht wurde, verschenkte Janome kostenlose iPads in den USA. Das waren iPads der zweiten Generation, die bereits durch leistungsfähigere Modelle ersetzt wurden. Diese iPads können nach iOS 9 nicht mehr auf eine Version von iOS aktualisiert werden. Wir sind derzeit bei iOS 13. Die Apps auf diesen Geräten funktionieren noch, aber Sie können keine neuen Apps erhalten, die iOS 10 oder höher erfordern. Wenn Sie also ein älteres Gerät haben, funktionieren die Anwendungen darauf so lange wie das Gerät. Du wirst einfach keine neuen Apps mehr bekommen. Entwickler möchten Anwendungen entwickeln, die sogar alte Geräte unterstützen, aber Apple dies und es wird schwierig, Funktionen hinzuzufügen, die neuere Versionen von iOS erfordern.
 
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Re: Skyline 7 foot

Anne Stoye
 

I have an S7 and a 12000 and interchange the feet.  I find I use the HD quarter inch foot a lot, whenever I need to see where I am stitching and for exact edge stitching (obviously straight stitching only).  Have you thought about the applique foot for a good view of wider stitches?

 

Anne

Re: Card Numbers For Janome 9000 and 10000

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Thank you so much, Jim!  I don't know what we would do without
you!!!

Janome App for embroidery machine

pflegemaus@...
 

I would be interested if Janome the apps for the embroidery machines overworked. they work after Appel has implemented a few updates, but they somehow stopped when looking at Brother.

Re: Skyline 7 foot

Marsha_Comcast
 

I have an S9 and a 15000 and I interchange their feet since they’re both 9mm. I’m going to guess the S7 may be the same? I don’t know if that expands your options to a foot that’s closer to what you’re looking for.
Hope you find what you’re hunting for. 

Re: New machine question

Pixey
 

Thanks Jim. 

I have actually backed off a little on the oiling schedule on my 500e because the last time I did it according to the time frame, I could tell it did not look dry and the oil seemed to pool just a little.  With several different machine options to choose from for different projects and limited sewing time (until the end of March), it just wasn’t needing it as much. Hopefully I caught it before it went to oil slick status.

Pixey


On Nov 29, 2019, at 3:58 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Good catch on the wick! One of the most common issues I had as a dealer was people proudly exhibiting the 4" piece of "lint" the extracted from under the bobbin case - it was actually the oil wick. Pushing that back is pretty much impossible.

The wick in a brand new machine will be dry, since oil is applied during construction, rather than after the fact. I would apply one or two drops that will slowly migrate down to the joint. Generally you'll know when to oil based on sound or feel. Once you are used to how it sounds you'll know to oil when the sound changes. Over-oiling is far worse than under. The oil seeps into places it's not meant to go and makes for a real mess to service. This was one of my pet peeves when I'd get a machine that had been bound up by thread or monofilament wrapping the insides. The owner believed it needed oil and proceeded to oil again and again in a pointless attempt to make it work. A few of those and I felt like a cleanup volunteer on the Exxon Valdez team.

Skyline 7 foot

Kathy Strabel
 

I cannot seem to find a foot that fits my Skyline S7 machine. I want a clear plastic foot, like the satin foot I have, but with a much narrower space between the toes of the foot.. I would like to have one in a zig zag version, and one in a straight stitch version.  All the ones I have seen are metal and I can't see the stitch line up close to the needle. The S7 is a 9mm  width zigzag, with the snap-on foot.   Does anyone have any suggestions? I have looked at the Janome website for appropriate feet and accessories
for my S7, but it looks like maybe they don't offer what I am looking for?  Would a foot for another Janome model work?  I understand my S7 is a Category F  Janome. 
Thank you for any suggestions,
Kathy Strabel  ksbappa@...

Re: Hat hoop

Sharon Simmons
 

Thank you, Jim!

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 12:44 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Hat hoop

 

The hat hoop would be more appropriately called a hoop insert. As you know, it fits inside the B hoop on the 10001. On the 15000 the hat hoop goes inside the standard SQ14 hoop. Your 10001 insert will not fit into that space, so you will need to get the "official" 15000 hat hoop (insert).

Re: New machine question

Jim Stutsman
 

Good catch on the wick! One of the most common issues I had as a dealer was people proudly exhibiting the 4" piece of "lint" the extracted from under the bobbin case - it was actually the oil wick. Pushing that back is pretty much impossible.

The wick in a brand new machine will be dry, since oil is applied during construction, rather than after the fact. I would apply one or two drops that will slowly migrate down to the joint. Generally you'll know when to oil based on sound or feel. Once you are used to how it sounds you'll know to oil when the sound changes. Over-oiling is far worse than under. The oil seeps into places it's not meant to go and makes for a real mess to service. This was one of my pet peeves when I'd get a machine that had been bound up by thread or monofilament wrapping the insides. The owner believed it needed oil and proceeded to oil again and again in a pointless attempt to make it work. A few of those and I felt like a cleanup volunteer on the Exxon Valdez team.

New machine question

Pixey
 

Well my dealer made me a terrific Black Friday deal on an HD9 and don’t have to worry now about throwing my other machines out of time with my thicker hand bag projects. But I have an oiling question.

It has two oil points on it on the top. One of them obviously has a wick in it that goes down and winds around the needle shaft area. I almost had a mini-disaster with it right off the bat. The interior styrofoam had gotten broke up in shipping (this machine weighs a ton..so I am guessing it is from the box being tossed around a bit). But, I was having to pick tiny pieces of styrofoam out of every indention and crevice with my tweezers. Started to pick it out thinking it was styrofoam but realized really quickly that it was a wick and immediately pushed it back down. Fortunately I could see it in the threading slot and it makes a 1/2 loop before being “fastened” in place so no damage done. I am guessing they have had enough reports about people pulling out the wicks to put in a little slack.

The question is that it looks really dry, so I am wondering if I should oil it before use and if so, whether I should do an extra couple of drops? And how long should I give it to let it get absorbed and transmitted along the wick?

Thanks,
Pixey

Re: Hat hoop

Jim Stutsman
 

The hat hoop would be more appropriately called a hoop insert. As you know, it fits inside the B hoop on the 10001. On the 15000 the hat hoop goes inside the standard SQ14 hoop. Your 10001 insert will not fit into that space, so you will need to get the "official" 15000 hat hoop (insert).

Hat hoop

Sharon Simmons
 

I have a hat hoop that was for my MC 10001.  It fit in the B hoop to embroider hats.  My question is:  Can this hoop somehow be used with the MC15000?  Or could I somehow use the B hoop with the hat hoop in it on the 15000?  Or would I have to purchase another hat hoop?  They look the same on the website but may be a little different.  My son wants me to embroider his logo on some hats.  

Re: Card Numbers For Janome 9000 and 10000

Jim Stutsman
 

The card numbers are grouped by factors of 10.

8000: Cards 1-40, A-1, N-1, U-1
9000: Cards 101-162, Memory Craft Design Kit (1, 2, & 3), Noah's Ark 1 & 2
10000: 1001-1022, Barbie, Forever Barbie, World of Peter Rabbit (not sold in US)