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How do i tack the plastick covers off a janome9700

How do i take the covers off the mershine to put a new stop& start button in it

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I would recommend that you purchase the service/repair manual for your machine. It might not specifically tell you how to replace the button, but it WILL tell you the best way to take the covers off. I believe they charge $15 for a service manual, and it's well worth the price because knowing how to take it apart can save a LOT of grief later.

Generally, there is a cover over the thread path that must be removed first, then the back, and the front is last. Also, for your purpose, it's not likely that the base will have to be removed. Sewing Parts Online sells service manuals for a wide variety of machines; if your machine is not listed, give them a call and they can and will order it for you.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014


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How do i take the plastick covers off the mershine

I think you mean the buttons have stuck. Try reading the manual for this unit and if you no longer have the manual, you could try to use a toothpick to gently try to encourage Tue buttons to unstick. Many of these use a small button to release the covers or a screw that can be removed with a screwdriver to gain access.

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How do I make a large buttonhole ..( 1 3/8 inch).. the button doesnt fit on the buttonholer.

You do it using narrow rows of side by side zig zag stitches and bar tacking the ends of the rows. Make a line where you want the hole to be. Set the zig zag stitch width very narrow, whatever is closest to what suits the fabric. Coarse or loose weaves need a wider width, finer ones a narrower width. Experiment on some scraps to get it right. Number of stitches per inch, or stitch length, should be very fine, at least 20 per inch, but not 0. Try a few more experiments on scraps to make sure it looks right. Make a test hole to be sure it is the right size for your buttons.

Stitch a straight line of zig zags down one side of your line, with the edge of the stitching not quite touching your line. Stitch a second row directly on top of the first one.

Repeat on the other side of the line. Ideally you should still be able to just see the line you drew when the rows are done, but not see any bare fabric on either side of the line.

Then move to one end of your rows. Leave the stitch length the same, but change the width to match the width of your two side by side rows. Stitch a bar tack, about the same length as your two rows are wide. If your two rows are 1/8 inch wide, your bar tack should be 1/8 inch long. Do the same at the other end. Make sure the bar tack covers the very end stitches in the rows as it is the anchor that will prevent unravelling. This is exactly what machine buttonhole makers do, but they do it all for you.
Carefully slit between the rows to open the hole. I like to put a drop of Fray Check or something similar on my buttonholes after I cut them open. It makes them much stronger and they will never come out.

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This is a 4 step process. You start at the first step and it sews backwards first, Next you perform step 2 to sew the bar tack. Third you sew the right side of the button hole as it comes towards you. The final step is another bar tack which is the same as the second step.

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E1 flashes on the message window of my brother sewing machine

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    E3: If you selected the buttonhole or tack bar stitch and start to sew with the buttonhole lever raised, you will get the E3 code. Lower the buttonhole lever.
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The button holes that I want to do are larger than the automatic buttonhole will do on my Janome MS5027, is there a way that they can be done manually?

Mark your garment with chalk taking care to mark the start point and end points and a straight line to follow. Set your machine up for a fairly wide bar tack (zig zag in place) Then position the needle left and set it up for a satin stitch (fairly narrow) slowly stitch forward until you get to the end mark. Then do another bar tack. At this point you move your needle to the other side and satin stitch in reverse until you get to the first bar tack.

I would test this on a scrap piece first. Then proceed.

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When i turn on my sewing machine and press the foot control my machine beeps and e2 error appears

bar tack stitch was selected and the foot controller was pressed (or the start/stop button was pressed if the foot controller is not connected) while the buttonhole lever is lowered.

Raise the buttonhole lever before continuing the operation.

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How do you use the sliding button hole attatchment

attach the sliding foot by clipping off the current one, placing the sliding food onto the needle plate, lining up the clip with the attchment point and lowering the pressure foot down onto it so it clicks in.

Now, does your machine have a little lever device to the left and just behind the pressure foot, have a look for it. If yes, then pull it down, this is the buttonholing trigger and it connects with the sliding foot to trigger the reverse and stitching of the second side.

Program the machine for button holing, this might be pushing in a numbered code, on my 6500 there are five buttonholes and they each have a code that I enter.

Place your fabric test sample under the pressure foot and put the button into the back of the pressure foot, there is a little ratchet device that closes up holding the button firmly to get the right dimensions.

I always do at least 2 test buttonholes using same fabric, usually 2 layers with interfacing between.

Start the buttonholing sequence by pressing on your machines foot control, it should sew backwards away from you down the first side of the buttonhole, and the trigger should connect with a bit on the slide foot triggering the machine to stop, sew the bar tack, and then reverse and sew the otherside and final bar tack.

That's how it goes on my 6500, I hope this applies to your MC10000 too, it should be very similar. Your machine probably has at least 3 or 4 different types of buttonholes it can do. If you don't have a manual for it, it probably is worth sources one as these machines have lots of features to use.

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I can't find my manual and I need to know how to do button holes

You could try to locate a manual on the web or try, there is lots of information on this website.

Sorry, I'm not familiar with this model machine at all.

But if it is an automatic buttonholer model, there is probably a special buttonhole foot in your accessory box? Is it a long white plastic device where you put a button in the back to get the correct lenth. If yes, then put it on the machine and there will also be a lever at the left side of the presser foot that you need to pull down. This buttonhole style sews the bar tack, then one side, the end tack, then the other side and works backwards from the starting point.

Now check your machine dial settings, there is probably a buttonhole icon?

You might be able to muddle through this way?

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