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Re: 15000 foot pedal error

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I will try this another way and hopefully it will send it.  



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Re: 15000 foot pedal error

Kim Normandin
 

Thank you!

Kim


On Nov 2, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Cat - N via Groups.Io <navillusc@...> wrote:

‎I had an issue with the pedal error coming on after sewing for a bit. I could power cycle the 15000 and it would work again for a little bit before erroring out. It was under warranty still so I took it to the dealer. Figured opening it up might void the warranty. The foot pedal worked fine for the dealer but he gave me a new foot pedal anyway.  He knows I wouldn't bring it in for no reason, since he is about 100 miles away. I called first. Of course, in case there was something I needed to do.  The pedal wasn't dirty or anything and I only had the machine about 3 years when the error started occurring.  
 
- Cat 

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From: Carol Mathers
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] 15000 foot pedal error
 

I too was getting error intermittently so took pedal apart blew it out, used contact cleaner.... (touch wood) works like a charm.... good to read that was right thing to do. ;~}

Re: Send designs via WiFi on 15000

Carole O'Mara
 

Thanks so much, Jim.  I was able to reset the WiFi, had to do it on the 15000, and then in connection settings on PC.  For some reason it was set to USB, and I’d used WiFi successfully in the past.  I did not know that AcuDesign could be used to resize designs.  The one I’d like to resize to smaller than 80% is a purchased design.  Doing a quick Youtube search I found a Janome video (1 hr, 19 mins long) and will spend some time watching it.  If you had not mentioned AcuDesign, I would not have known resizing was included in that App.

Again, thanks so much.  You have come through again and it is much appreciated.  
Carole 

On Nov 2, 2019, at 7:54 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

First: It sounds like your HorizonLink software has had a change in the communication setting. Click the circle in the top left corner and check to make sure it’s still set for WiFi. The message you are getting suggests it is set for USB.

Second: While you can trick the software to allow you to reduce the design more than 20%, you shouldn’t. It’s because of how designs are resized. If you reduce the size the stitches are shortened and the spaces between them is reduced. But the stitch count remains the sameThat’s why the limit is +/- 20%. More than that and the stitches become either too dense (reducing) or too far apart (increasing) and you’ll have stitch problems. If you need to change the size by more than 20% you should use software that adds or removes stitches while keeping the space between them constant. (AcuDesign does this.)

Re: 15000 foot pedal error

Kim Normandin
 

Got it that time!  Thank you so much😊


On Nov 3, 2019, at 7:07 AM, Kim Normandin via Groups.Io <Knormandin2@...> wrote:

Thank you!

Kim


On Nov 2, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Cat - N via Groups.Io <navillusc@...> wrote:

‎I had an issue with the pedal error coming on after sewing for a bit. I could power cycle the 15000 and it would work again for a little bit before erroring out. It was under warranty still so I took it to the dealer. Figured opening it up might void the warranty. The foot pedal worked fine for the dealer but he gave me a new foot pedal anyway.  He knows I wouldn't bring it in for no reason, since he is about 100 miles away. I called first. Of course, in case there was something I needed to do.  The pedal wasn't dirty or anything and I only had the machine about 3 years when the error started occurring.  
 
- Cat 

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From: Carol Mathers
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] 15000 foot pedal error
 

I too was getting error intermittently so took pedal apart blew it out, used contact cleaner.... (touch wood) works like a charm.... good to read that was right thing to do. ;~}

Trouble loading a design

bhd02@...
 

Have been trying all day to add a large design (9x11.75 hoop) to my 15000. Can load it to the EMBF inside the EMB folder, create a new folder, but the machine doesn't see the design and doesn't create the jbf file as it has my other designs on the stick. Sometime back I was successful in putting a similar size design on the stick, but am missing something with this one and it is driving me/us mad. My husband is tech savvy and has researched the manual info. I have searched related info on this list. Manual directions say the folder is no longer necessary, however, the EMB/Embf are there as an option. Any ideas would be welcome.

Re: Trouble loading a design

Jim Stutsman
 

I doubt that the issue is related to folders. It’s more likely to be a stitch that falls outside the edges of the hoop. If it’s even a tiny bit over the machine will not open it. There is also a code embedded in designs that indicates the hoop that it was created for. Some third party conversion programs don’t set this code correctly, which can cause the machine to reject the design. If you can open the design in Horizon Link Suite you can maybe see if it falls outside the hoop. This can also happen if the design needs to be rotated to fit. Some designers assume that all machines are like Brother, and rotate designs if necessary. Another option might be to try opening the design in DST format. That format does not have the embedded hoop code, so the machine will not validate for that.

Re: Trouble loading a design

Kathy Strabel
 

I had the same experience....like the machine did not ack owledge the design.   Your design might be just a tad too big for the hoop. Like maybe only one or two stitches. Can you rotate the design in the hoop? That worked for me. Or, try reducing the size a little bit.  It would be nice if the machine itself would give you a message like " design is too big".  I have the MC500e model. Hope this helps you. Frustrating!  

On Nov 3, 2019 4:41 PM, <bhd02@...> wrote:
Have been trying all day to add a large design (9x11.75 hoop) to my 15000. Can load it to the EMBF inside the EMB folder, create a new folder, but the machine doesn't see the design and doesn't create the jbf file as it has my other designs on the stick. Sometime back I was successful in putting a similar size design on the stick, but am missing something with this one and it is driving me/us mad. My husband is tech savvy and has researched the manual info. I have searched related info on this list. Manual directions say the folder is no longer necessary, however, the EMB/Embf are there as an option. Any ideas would be welcome.

WOW!

Maria Morrow
 

The tips Jim and Dianne give are TOTALLY AMAZING!!!  The time they dedicates to this group indicates his love for sewing, quilting, and for helping others.  I can’t say enough how much I appreciate you both, as I know everyone in this group does!!!




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Camellia Quilters of Slidell
985-640-5024






On Oct 29, 2019, at 3:26 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

It sounds like you may have debris stuck between the tension discs in your machine. Take a piece of fabric (denim is great), fold it in half, and use the folded edge to "floss" out the tension slot at the top of the machine. That usually will dislodge whatever is caught in there (usually a piece of thread) and save you a trip to the dealer.

Janome 15000 foot pedal cutter delay.

Deborah Gore
 

How can we fix the delay with cutting?? I press the cutter foot pedal and wait so annoying!!

Re: 15000 foot pedal error

Randi Kemper
 

I went to your blog site and it is wonderful. Thank you!

 

Randi Kemper

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Re: 15000 foot pedal error

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Oh gosh, thank you Randi!!



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Forgot network password for wifi on Mac 15000

Carmen Taylor
 

How can I retrieve it or change it?

Re: Trouble loading a design

bhd02@...
 

Oh, do I have good news. The key word was "rotate", but there's more to the story. I started out saving the design in 5D software because I like the optimizer that reduces stitch count. However, it is too old to know about the GR Hoop and I had to create a custom hoop which I'm guessing the 15000 couldn't read. So after switching to Floriani and still having trouble I just kept saving until the right combo happened. What appeared on the screen isn't the way the machine read it, so I had to check an additional "rotate".  Thanks to your suggestion, I rediscovered the Horizon Suite software and will get to that today. Also rewatched the instruction DVD and am refreshed on a number of items. My 15000 and I are friends again. Am so happy for this group.

Re: Trouble loading a design

bhd02@...
 

Kathy, thanks for the response. We were all right about the "rotate" but who knew how much there is to know about that subject. See above.

Re: Forgot network password for wifi on Mac 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

It’s in your router. If you have an Apple router use the AirPort utility. For other routers open a browser and enter 192.168.0.1 in the address. If that doesn’t work use 192.168.1.1. This will get you into the router setup where you can see or change the password. If your router is provided by your Internet service provider it may be locked down and you will have to call them.

Re: Forgot network password for wifi on Mac 15000

Cat - N
 

‎Also, if using a router from a service provider, look on the router itself...often on the back or bottom...usually on a sticker.   The default password for my service provider router is on the bottom. I took a photo and saved it on my PC, where I can zoom in and make it big enough to actually read the weird jumble of characters. 

- Cat 

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Sent: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:18 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
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Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Forgot network password for wifi on Mac 15000

It’s in your router. If you have an Apple router use the AirPort utility. For other routers open a browser and enter 192.168.0.1 in the address. If that doesn’t work use 192.168.1.1. This will get you into the router setup where you can see or change the password. If your router is provided by your Internet service provider it may be locked down and you will have to call them.
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sewing with monofilament thread

Carole O'Mara
 

I am quilting a table runner and want to use monofilament for the stitch in the ditch areas. I’ll use 50wt bobbin thread to match backing. Should I use the vertical thread holder for the monofilament, change the upper tension, increase stitch length? these areas will be stitch in the ditch. For the rest of the quilting I’ll be using 40 wt thread—top and bobbin. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Carole

Re: sewing with monofilament thread

Jim Stutsman
 

The wonderful thing about monofilament thread is that you can't see it, so quilting stitches are invisible. The terrible thing about monofilament thread is that you can't see it, so it becomes perilously easy to misthread. As a recovering sewing machine mechanic, I can assure you that nothing would ruin my day faster than someone bringing in a machine where monofilament was not properly in the tension, or in the take-up lever, leading to it wrapping around the internal linkages to the point that it was impossible to turn the hand wheel. The really bad ones would continue trying to sew until friction actually melted the thread, making it a hundred times harder to get out. On those occasions my vast repertoire of swear words was so lacking that I had to invent new ones.

If the piece being quilted will ever be ironed, don't use nylon monofilament. It can melt. Polyester monofilament is a much better choice. Sulky and Superior are two companies that make this, and I'm sure there are others. Don't EVER use monofilament from Walmart. I am 100% convinced that they simply make one product that becomes either fishing line or monofilament thread, depending on what package it's put in. Cheap monofilament is very wiry, with a strong memory of how it was wound on the spool. With just a tiny bit of slack in the thread path, it will immediately make a loop. If that loop happens to go over the take-up lever it can be snapped into the eye, which means that both ends of the thread have gone through the eye. In that case it's actually OUT of the take-up lever, as you'll discover in a stitch or two when the trouble starts. There are legitimate places to save money in the sewing/quilting hobby, but monofilament should never be one of them.

Re: sewing with monofilament thread

Patricia Ward
 

FWIW, I love the Superior polyester Mono-Poly... it is flexible, it flows through the machine very well, and is "invisible" on the fabric.  I have a Christmas tree panel that I put lights into that was quilted with the Mono-Poly from Superior.  I need to use a warm ( NOT HOT) iron to get the panel  flat from its being rolled and that just warm temp has never melted the stitching.  I also have used their Mono Poly prewound bobbins and they work well in the 15000 and my old 11000. 

Pat in MD

On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 8:18 AM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
The wonderful thing about monofilament thread is that you can't see it, so quilting stitches are invisible. The terrible thing about monofilament thread is that you can't see it, so it becomes perilously easy to misthread. As a recovering sewing machine mechanic, I can assure you that nothing would ruin my day faster than someone bringing in a machine where monofilament was not properly in the tension, or in the take-up lever, leading to it wrapping around the internal linkages to the point that it was impossible to turn the hand wheel. The really bad ones would continue trying to sew until friction actually melted the thread, making it a hundred times harder to get out. On those occasions my vast repertoire of swear words was so lacking that I had to invent new ones.

If the piece being quilted will ever be ironed, don't use nylon monofilament. It can melt. Polyester monofilament is a much better choice. Sulky and Superior are two companies that make this, and I'm sure there are others. Don't EVER use monofilament from Walmart. I am 100% convinced that they simply make one product that becomes either fishing line or monofilament thread, depending on what package it's put in. Cheap monofilament is very wiry, with a strong memory of how it was wound on the spool. With just a tiny bit of slack in the thread path, it will immediately make a loop. If that loop happens to go over the take-up lever it can be snapped into the eye, which means that both ends of the thread have gone through the eye. In that case it's actually OUT of the take-up lever, as you'll discover in a stitch or two when the trouble starts. There are legitimate places to save money in the sewing/quilting hobby, but monofilament should never be one of them.

Re: sewing with monofilament thread

J Fraker
 

I use Superior MonoPoly. It works wonderfully. As Jim pointed out, it is very hard to see. I lay the end of it on a piece of paper and mark it with a black Sharpie permanent marker before I start trying to thread the machine. Makes it much easier to find the end. I also use a thread net over the spool both when I am sewing  and  when it is stored to keep it from unwinding.


On Wed, Nov 6, 2019, 8:03 AM Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:
I am quilting a table runner and want to use monofilament for the stitch in the ditch areas.  I’ll use 50wt bobbin thread to match backing.  Should I use the vertical thread holder for the monofilament, change the upper tension, increase stitch length?  these areas will be stitch in the ditch.  For the rest of the quilting I’ll be using 40 wt thread—top and bobbin.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you,
Carole