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My daughter's brand new, right out of the box Janome 2212 machine is not working. The foot pedal is not engaging the motor so the needle doesn't move up and down. The wheel is pushed in as it

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  • jdembishop
    jdembishop Jan 10, 2013

    It is a brand new machine - right out of the box and never been used. We were getting it set up to use it for the first time. I am an experienced sewer and know what to do. I am returning it.

  • Rose Ha
    Rose Ha Jan 06, 2014

    I had the exact same problem!! Brand new, out of the box, just finished winding the bobbin and threading the machine! Was all excited because I figured out how to front load the bobbin after taking apart the machine, which I wasn\'t suppose to do! Anyhoot, I\'m ready with my fabric to make the first stitch! I step on the foot press and I hear the engine but nothing is happening. Needle isn\'t moving and theres no reaction other than the noise from the sewing machine! At this point I figured I broke something! After an hour of fiddling, I gave up and chalked it up to a manufacturer defect. My bf comes over the next morning reads the instruction on how to wind the bobbin, pushes the hand wheel back into the machine and tada! Its working!!

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Sorry, but gotta ask is it plugged in and turned on? Check before you answer. (I ask this because it happened to me, set up, ready to go, and no power. After an hour and the machine was in pieces, My son asked if i plugged it in and I snapped "YES, DUH" not seeing him twirling he plug in his hand...he informed me that you must be 10% smarter than anything you operate or eat....at which point he was happy to inform me, the machine was 11% smarter. If it is plugged in and turned on, is the plug to the foot pedal plugged all the way in? Is the machine on? If you get zero reaction, no movement or sound of any kind, the foot pedal my be faulty, it can happen. Take it back to the dealer and they should replace the entire machine or the foot pedal. Good luck and happy sewing.

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  • Rose Ha
    Rose Ha Jan 06, 2014

    I had the exact same problem!! Brand new, out of the box, just finished winding the bobbin and threading the machine! Was all excited because I figured out how to front load the bobbin after taking apart the machine, which I wasn't suppose to do! Anyhoot, I'm ready with my fabric to make the first stitch! I step on the foot press and I hear the engine but nothing is happening. Needle isn't moving and theres no reaction other than the noise from the sewing machine! At this point I figured I broke something! After an hour of fiddling, I gave up and chalked it up to a manufacturer defect. My bf comes over the next morning reads the instruction on how to wind the bobbin, pushes the hand wheel back into the machine and tada! Its working!! **** it!

  • thinksewfast Jan 07, 2014

    its the simple basic things we forget that will make you the craziest.!!

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well,it seem that your upper camshaft was stuck due to several factor on mechanical linkages and maybe on gears.You have to isolate the checking since you have clean lower bobbins free from dirt and thread/fabrics chips.If there an opening on top of machine open it to check some mechanical destorsion or breakage.Check some broken gears inside.If nothing try to open also at the bottom of machine cover and there are also belt and gears connected to the motors and bobbins shuttle holder if so oil all shafting oil port,oil port bushing specially on bushing near hand wheel there is port for oil,
check also motor assembly of machine,you can disconnect belt from motor release the bolt holding motor adjust to lower tension belt and release the belt.Take some tools such as monkey pliers or small pipe wrench that can hold hand wheel just crack in order to move suddenly after oiling for several hours sometime bushing and shafting rushes emerged or if you have anti rush spray put in on.After cracking and you can move a little crack only by your hand several time lleft and right until all linkages free from rush.If you can move all parts and hand wheel rotate freely.Check also motor by rotating the small pulley conncted to motor if free to move.if ok put back and reassembly all parts disconnected.try to move again by hand if free to move after all asssembly.Run machine using foot pedal.

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Unusual for this machine. Check to be sure the needle is inserted with the flat side to the back of the machine. If it is, remove the needle plate, bobbin and bobbin case. Turn the hand wheel slowly toward you and see if the point of the hook is above or below the eye of the needle when the hook point is aligned behind the needle. If the eye is above the point of the hook the machine is out of time and best taken to qualified technician.

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Try practicing on a test piece before moving on to the quilt. Batik fabric is beautiful! I would check the thread size and needle. I tried quilting with invisible thread and had the same problem. The minute I changed to 50 wt.thread and a new needle the problem disappeared. I've found that 40 or 50 wt. thread works best on my Janome.

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It may be rusted or a looper may be bent. Take it into a sewing machine dealer for service/repair.

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