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Machine screen lights up but shows nothing.

I have a Janome 5000. I turned the machine on and the face lights up but shows nothing. The needle will go up and down but will not sew. I have tried everything. Any Suggestions?

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Re: Machine screen lights up but shows nothing.

Have you raised the feeddogs, or are they still down for free motion quilting ?
Is there a lot of lint under the needleplate holding the feeddogs down, .......remove the needleplate and give it all a good cleanout, there's also almost certainly accumulated lint around/beneath bobbin case, do this too, while you have the chance

If it is all still needing answers after this little housekeeping,
I can send you the diagnostics checks for the MC5000 as a pdf, though they are not readable (too small) if I post them as a reply here, so if you send a request via the "Contact Us" page I shall forward it.

BTW...When was your machine last serviced ?

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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  • Remove your Janome sewing machine from the box, placing the main machine on a hard surface appropriate for sewing and the accessories and smaller items to the side. Unwrap all of the wrapped items. Remove the tape used to protect the machine during shipment. Set aside the power cord and foot pedal.

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    Attach the foot pedal to the machine. The foot pedal plug-in is also located on the lower right side of all Janome machines, right next to the power cord plug-in. Press the foot pedal plug-in into place gently until it no longer moves.

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    Turn the power switch on. The power switch is located in the same area as the foot pedal and power cord plug-ins and is a rectangular black switch. Press this button. The sewing machine light will turn on.

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    Insert a needle into your machine. Consult your owner's manual for the appropriate size and type of needle. Turn the needle clamp screw, located above the needle area, toward you to loosen it. Turn the needle so that the flat part of the upper shaft area faces the rear and slide the shaft of the needle up and into the needle area. Turn the needle clamp screw away from you to tighten the needle and lock it into place.

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    Wind the bobbin and insert the bobbin into the bobbin case. This procedure may vary depending on the model of your Janome machine, so consult your owner's manual for specific instructions.

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    Thread your machine according to the directions in your owner's manual. Like the bobbin, this procedure can vary widely depending on the model of your Janome machine.

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