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MC 11000 janome stops reading presser foot "p"

I can be embroidering fine, finish one, change and then it won't sew anymore
no matter what I do.

no banging - no lifting - no jarring - just sewing.

won't read presser foot "p".

thank-you

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This is a relatively easy adjustment as I just did one last week but I'm not sure I can explain it. Anyway, open up the lamp cover and look at the top of the presser bar. There is a sensor that is easily adjusted. It has a small phillips screw that you need to loosen. Then move the black 'L' shaped piece either up or down a little (I can't remember which way) and re-tighten the screw, you may need to experiment. The 'L' shaped piece is a flag that goes between two sensors when the foot is raised and can be rotated left and right about 10 degrees. I hope that helps.

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