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Re: acuSetter and S9 won’t talk to each other

Mary Mills
 

Hi Jim, thanks for that AcuEdit doesn’t seem to be a problem, although I couldn’t figure out how to load a design to the program, you’re right the tutorial is very hmmm ‘ordinary’. When I need an idiots guide to the Apps.  I’m presuming I load a USB to the machine and open it and the app sees the design in the hoop?  Anyway machine and iPad are still not friends and AcuSetter is still not working.  Any thing I am missing?  Regards and thanks, Mary 

Re: Embroidery bobbin not sewing

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

not sure if i am just not seeing the replies...but if there are none.  a few simple things did you change the bobbin holder and what needle are you using?
have you successfully sewn in embroidery before?  if so, try to set up using the same design you have sewn successfully before

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Carolyn Gazerro
 

It is definitely worth it.  Everything you need for sewing is already set up. It can scan for major pattern companies for photos, etc.

Re: Skyline 7 foot

Nancy Lusk
 

I have the S5 and 12000 and interchange the feet. I do use the HP foot and needle plate and love it. However, I have a note on the front of my machine to remind me to set in on mode 1, 04 stitch. I have broken needles when I forgot. 

Enjoy your machine. 

Nancy

"But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."  Psalm 81:16

On Dec 2, 2019, at 5:40 PM, Cheryl Paul <capaul@...> wrote:

To my knowledge and I have the S9 and the 15000, the Skyline series hasn’t been upgraded to accept the HP system.  So if you are using the HP foot and needle plate be very careful as you need to manually adjust the needle to the right position for sewing.  You don’t want to break your machine or injure yourself, if a needle should break.

I’m not sure why Janome doesn’t upgrade the 9 mm machines with the acuflex system to accommodate the HP system, but they must have a reason, but I haven’t been given a good answer when I’ve asked the question at Janome events where a Janome Representative is present.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Skyline 7 foot

Cheryl Paul
 

To my knowledge and I have the S9 and the 15000, the Skyline series hasn’t been upgraded to accept the HP system. So if you are using the HP foot and needle plate be very careful as you need to manually adjust the needle to the right position for sewing. You don’t want to break your machine or injure yourself, if a needle should break.

I’m not sure why Janome doesn’t upgrade the 9 mm machines with the acuflex system to accommodate the HP system, but they must have a reason, but I haven’t been given a good answer when I’ve asked the question at Janome events where a Janome Representative is present.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Lorrie Gauthier
 

I agree with you Mattes. As much as I would love a Jim version more there probably isn’t enough of a purchasing audience to make it worth his time. And it does take a bit of work to get going but worth it. 

Re: acuSetter and S9 won’t talk to each other

Jim Stutsman
 

You can verify that it's not a WiFi issue by connecting through AcuEdit. If that also doesn't work, it's likely a connectivity problem. Assuming that you've done that, or that AcuEdit works, there is only one other area that could be the problem. Both AcuEdit and AcuSetter, on first launch, take you through a tutorial on how to use the app. At the end of the AcuEdit "tour" you choose whether to connect to the 15000 or the S9. AcuSetter doesn't do this. Instead it chooses the machine at the same time that you select a hoop. By default the hoop selection is SQ14 unless you change it. The S9 has the same hoop size, but it's SQ14a. So if you are using the SQ14a hoop on the S9, but don't change to SQ14a in AcuSetter, then the app is trying to connect to a 15000, not an S9. Hoop selection is not mentioned in the tour pages. I suspect they were trying to keep the screen free of as many buttons as possible, but making machine selection dependent on the hoop choice is not great design.

In app development simplicity is very hard!

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Mattes
 

My wife is using "MyStuff Pro" for years to keep track of her sewing products on fairs. It's a generic and very powerful inventory app, and developer support is marvelous! 

The app takes some time to be set up for a specific purpose, but is definitely worth a try...

I couldn't develop such an app in less than years...

Mattes

acuSetter and S9 won’t talk to each other

Mary Mills
 

hi Jim I am trying to get my IPad and S9 to communicate, both have been loaded properly with no luck.  Took both IPad and machine to my local dealer, Joy, the shop owner tried too, even contacted Janome in Sydney Australia with no luck.  I have the best internet connection here, it’s good in Young where the shop is so that is not the problem.  Everything works fine individually just not talking!  Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks and regards Mary.  PS, love ThreadBook, sooo much easier to select threads after you so kindly added my GEM threads.

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Carolyn Gazerro
 

That is basically what SewingKitPro did Plus other features.  https://appshopper.com/productivity/sewingkit-pro 
My sewing Kit has poor ratings.

Re: Sewing Kit Pro

Jim Stutsman
 

Vesta Software LLC has an app “My Sewing Kit” currently in the store. It’s last update was May of 2017. When I get caught up I’ll take a look at it and see what it does. ThreadBook took a year to develop, though more than half of that time was spent working out the best way to match colors. Here are a couple of questions for the group:

1. Would you use an app like this?   (App Store Link)

2. What features should it have?

Re: Calibration on Janome 12000.

Elizabeth Larson
 

Thanks for the information. I’m using the a AQ 8.7 hoop, and it appears to be parallel. I’ll just have to take it in for servicing right after the holidays. Am making a ton of Christmas gifts so it’s in heavy use right now. It’s not too bad and I’m just using acufil to quilt some throws. A classic case of severely underestimating how much time these projects would take.

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:04 PM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
You must be in embroidery mode to calibrate the hoop. Before trying to calibrate, put the plastic template in the hoop and select a design for that hoop. Whether the needle is centered or not, the horizontal grid lines should be parallel to the edges of the machine bed. If they are sloping in either direction you should have your dealer adjust it. If the hoop attachment mechanism is not straight you will not be able to get it centered. As long as the lines are parallel, though, you should be able to get it very close.

Sewing Kit Pro

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Hi Jim,
I have an App “Sewing Kit Ṗŕö” that is no longer maintained by the developer Vesta software. Last update was 2016.  It allowed me to keep records of my patterns, books, threads and notions.  It also allowed me to scan in patterns from the internet.
Is there another comparable App or would it be something you would consider developing.
TIA
 Carolyn 

Re: Calibration on Janome 12000.

Jim Stutsman
 

You must be in embroidery mode to calibrate the hoop. Before trying to calibrate, put the plastic template in the hoop and select a design for that hoop. Whether the needle is centered or not, the horizontal grid lines should be parallel to the edges of the machine bed. If they are sloping in either direction you should have your dealer adjust it. If the hoop attachment mechanism is not straight you will not be able to get it centered. As long as the lines are parallel, though, you should be able to get it very close.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Jim Stutsman
 

If the bobbin case is out and the wheel won't turn you likely have thread wound around somewhere inside the machine. There is nothing you can do about that. Sorry for the bad news!

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Jim Stutsman
 

Small cracks will not impact your sewing, so it's not a mandatory replacement. If the disc is split in half (I've seen it!) or has raised edges around a gouge, then you want to replace it. As I've previously said, I made this a part of every service, but most dealers never change it.

Calibration on Janome 12000.

Elizabeth Larson
 

Does anyone have an idea why my calibration window is grayed out on the 12000?  Am using My acufil hoop and it’s a good half inch or so off.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Kathy
 

I got the needle out, the embroidery hoop off and the embroidery arm off. The needle was just in the down position and not stuck on anything. The wheel is still frozen. Everything on the underside looks fine. Could it be something above, like the take up lever?  There were no thread nests or loose threads on the bottom. 


kathy in FL

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Wellwood
 

Should that white plastic piece be replaced if I can see a narrow crack on the left side? Not sure when this happened, but it is dark along the crack now. My dealer did not think it was a big deal, but I will be taking the machine in for regular maintenance in January.
Thank you for your guidance!
Jean, Alberta, Canada

   Sent from my iPad

On Dec 1, 2019, at 7:18 AM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

When we first started selling Janome pre-wound bobbins in our store, we found that frequently the final inches of thread would never be used because they actually tied the thread to the bobbin before winding it. There are three possibilities when the bobbin is at the end:
  1. The last of the thread is used up. Lack of pull from the bobbin thread causes the needle thread to go slack, triggering the broken thread sensor.
  2. The bobbin thread breaks, due to being tied or unable to feed. This leads to the above situation.
  3. The bobbin thread does not break or feed. The next stitch cannot be pulled up and the loop of thread under the bobbin case pulls it up out of the raceway. Once it clears the stopper the next stitch causes the needle to penetrate the case and jam the machine. The best outcome is when only the case is damaged. This is costly, but easily remedied. Worse is when the needle pierces the case and/or is deflected by it into the hook race. That leads to damage that will cause the machine to start clicking with every stitch, as the thread catches on burrs or notches in the hook race. If not corrected, this will lead to more damage, again because caught stitches cannot be pulled up and the bobbin case again spins out.
In your case let's hope the case is the only problem. In a pinch you can often buff out the holes and scratches with an emery board, but a new case is always the best idea. Before sewing again use a strong light and magnification to check all around the hook race (with bobbin case removed) for any damage. The white plastic base at the bottom may also be scratched or broken. This is somewhat of an Achilles' Heel for top loading machines.

Re: 14000 jammed big time

Jim Stutsman
 

When we first started selling Janome pre-wound bobbins in our store, we found that frequently the final inches of thread would never be used because they actually tied the thread to the bobbin before winding it. There are three possibilities when the bobbin is at the end:
  1. The last of the thread is used up. Lack of pull from the bobbin thread causes the needle thread to go slack, triggering the broken thread sensor.
  2. The bobbin thread breaks, due to being tied or unable to feed. This leads to the above situation.
  3. The bobbin thread does not break or feed. The next stitch cannot be pulled up and the loop of thread under the bobbin case pulls it up out of the raceway. Once it clears the stopper the next stitch causes the needle to penetrate the case and jam the machine. The best outcome is when only the case is damaged. This is costly, but easily remedied. Worse is when the needle pierces the case and/or is deflected by it into the hook race. That leads to damage that will cause the machine to start clicking with every stitch, as the thread catches on burrs or notches in the hook race. If not corrected, this will lead to more damage, again because caught stitches cannot be pulled up and the bobbin case again spins out.
In your case let's hope the case is the only problem. In a pinch you can often buff out the holes and scratches with an emery board, but a new case is always the best idea. Before sewing again use a strong light and magnification to check all around the hook race (with bobbin case removed) for any damage. The white plastic base at the bottom may also be scratched or broken. This is somewhat of an Achilles' Heel for top loading machines.