We have a Janome sew precise machine that we bought new about two
Years ago. My wife tried to use a stitch pattern above 19 for the first time today. The machine works fine but when the pattern knob is turned from 19 to 20 it jumps back to 1. Is something special required to get patterns above 19 or is there a problem with our machine?
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This is a sewing machine we don't have in the US, so I'm guessing here, but I think the stitch pattern is unbalanced. On some machines, there's a dial to "balance the patterns", which you can turn to restore symmetry to something like a buttonhole. Often you need to automatically stitch out a pattern in order to reset the balance knob.
If your machine doesn't have such a knob, it's time to take it in for a lookover.
Is the stitch selector set to a straight stitch or is it possibily in another stitch pattern but with the width turned down to zero?
If machine is set on a straight stitch but is giving varying stitch length for no reason then it could be that the feed dogs are not functioning correctly, could be out of time with the needle or very worn. Or are you pulling the fabric through rather than letting it feed through. Also check the pressure being delivered by the foot pressure if the machine has a variable adjustment for this. It may have just been turned down for very heavy fabric feeding and needs to be turned up to normal setting again.
Feed dogs can wear - replacement parts may be available. Just remember to search under either Janome or New Home as I believe New Home was bought out by Janome some years ago. Certainly New Home was a common brand in UK in the 80's.
on my machine, as janome, there is a feed dog lever behind the bobbin are, and a pressure foot adjust on the top of the machine. But idf you have touched those perhaps something is catch in them and thats why it keeps happening ??
This is the official Janome reference to your E% error message:
Feed sensor error
"E 5" appears when the machine is turned backwords slightly while the machine runs over tight spot.
The above will happen when
- the machine is locked by thread jammed in the machine.
- sewing extreamly thick fabric.
In case of the MC4900, it will happen when running without threading the thread take up lever.
The thread take up lever should be threaded when the threading light lights up.
Hioe this helps
Just today i got out my little janome i bought years ago and it is this model. There was no "manual" with the machine. All that came with it is a large 20X14 two sided print out. I can scan and send this to you with an email address.
You can adjust the pressure foot(not footpedal)which puts the prsure on the foot by the needle. Also try altering the stitch length. If the stitches are skipping on silky fabric or knitted fabrics try using tissue and sewing onto that directly then tearing it off afterwards.