Question about Janome 1600P-DB Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Thread breaking Doing free motion sewing the thread breaks continually. I've tried diferent threads and adjusting the tension but the problem persists.

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM i HAVE A NEW jANOME1600P HAVE HAD THE MACHINE BACK TO THE DEALER 3 TIMES NOW AND NOTHING FIXED. tHE 2nd TIME i TOOK THE MACHINE BACK TO THR DEALER HE TRADED ME MACHINES WITH THE ONE ON THE FLOOR.AFTER SETTING IT ON THE FRAME AND GETTING EXCITER IT IS BREAKING THE THREAD THE SAME AS THE FIRST ONE! I HAVE A NEW QUILTING FRAME WITH QUILTS TO BE DONE BEFORE CHRISTMAS HAVE SPENT 50.00 IN GAS AND NOTHING SOLVED. IM VERY UPSET.

  • happyquilter Jan 07, 2008

    I have the Janome 1600P on a super quilter quilting frame thread breaks all the time. I've tried different thread, different needles, loosening the top thread tension, nothing seems to work. This machine is not designed well and not for a quilting frame. Also the bobbin doesn't hold much thread, ackward to replace bobbin while on quilting frame. I'm not happy and would not recommend this machine to anyone.

  • hapquilter24 Jan 24, 2008

    Yes, I am having the same problem with thread breaking and many missed stitches. I am not at all happy with this machine. Its seems to be a throw back in time.

  • jane bug Feb 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. My machine has been back to the dealer twice and it still doesnt work.

  • moetom Mar 17, 2008

    I do free-motion quilting and top thread is always breaking. I have changed tension, needles and thread to no avail. I bought a New Joy quilting frame that cost $1,200 and can't use it with this machine - problem is even worse on it.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    The thread bread continually when I try to sew through more than two thicknesses of material. I have tried changing the needle, changing the thread, and adjusting the tension. None of these solutions have worked. I am very frustrated. charliejudybowden@yahoo.com

  • MariSColter Jun 19, 2008

    I also have a Janome 1600P and until I found this post I thought I was doing something wrong that made the top thread break. I also have had my machine back to the store 2 times and each time they checked it and said it was OK. Very frustrating.



    Marilyn

  • ja1600 Oct 31, 2008

    I've had my Little Gracie Frame and Janome 1600P for two years and I feel I've ruined every one of my beautiful quilts I've quilted with that machine. The same exact thing happens that you all of described. I've read all of the post and it seems like nothing is really going to work. Has anyone contacted Janome to see if they will respond with a solution, also has anyone traded theirs in for another machine? I did try e-mailing Janome but no one ever responded.

  • bjants1704 Nov 03, 2008

    I have had the 1600 for 4 months and have it on the grace frame. I also have spent countless hours trying to fix the breaking thread problem. I took it back to the store and they said it was fine. I can't make one row of stitching without breaking. It makes beautiful stitches then the thread breaks and breaks and breaks.

  • DONNA PARKES Nov 22, 2008

    i have the exact same situation with the Janome 1600p in a New Joy frame. Thread bunches and breaks for no apparent reason. Would love to find a solution for this.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I have the same problem I actually went to the head office of Janome in Melbourne Australia and was recieved very defensively and was told I was using the wrong needles I have since put the correct needles in and still have this problem.
    I am using only top Quality thread and I find this a very exhausting stressfull situation.
    Carol

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    Same exact problem with the Janome1600P db. I did reach Janome customer service, my neighbor's dog would have been more helpful. According to them,it isn't the machine, yea right. Everyone can't be wrong! Even my dealer and repair person recommended a different machine. The company I purchased it from no longer sells Janome with their quilt frame. Wish I had read the posts before I invested in it.

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Well, I have owned the Janome 1600DP with the Gracie Frame for 3 years now and have only successfully quilting 3 quilts. Its very intimidating how easily the thread breaks!!!! Add hot flashes with the frustration and I've almost given up. Today, I think I have found something. I cleaned the bobbin case, cleaned between the discs, put in a new needle (using the one recommended) but I put the spool of thread in a coffee cup located at the non-sewing end of the machine, sitting it on the Gracie Frame. Then the thread is through the metal eye ring that came with the frame. All the rest of the threading is per the Janome instructions. So far, so good. There you have it but if I had to purchase a sewing machine again for quilting quilts, it would NOT be a Janome!!!

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Have you tried to use a different type of needle such as a metallic ? this type of needle has a larger eye than regular and helps to keep some of my embroidery threads from breaking. also can you sloe the speed of the machine down? i sometimes found this helped me in embroidering. hope this helps.

Posted on May 06, 2008

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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THREAD BREAKING. HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. FINALLY I GOT SOME UPHOLSTERY THREAD AND IT SEAMS TO WORK MUCH BETTER. NOW i AM HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THE NEEDLES FOR THIS MACHINE. NOT HAPPY WITH MACHINE AT ALL

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