My Janome MC 900 has a problem that when I touch the up/down needle button to bring up the bobbin thread, it shuts off. Won't sew another stitch. Have had it at a Janome dealor and he said that he fixed it, but when I got home with it, still same problem. Help!!
What happens and how can I get help?
I bought it new in 2000. The dealer that I bought it from is no longer in business.
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change the needle--
Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of your sewing machine.
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the needle clamp screw to remove the old needle.
Place the new needle in the needle clamp with the flat side of the needle facing the back, (round needle, the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft).
Push the needle all the way up as far as it will go. Then tighten the needle clamp screw.
rethread the top thread--top & bobbin check the bobbin to make sure the bobbin is not damaged reinsert the bobbin in the case correctly
High Shank Machines are all the Janome Embroidery models MC 8000, MC 9000, 10000, 10001, 11000, 200E, 300E, 350E....etc If yours is not an embroidery machine, it has a LOW SHANK .....the higher shank allows for easier access for the embroidery hoop
Have you checked any edge the thread might contact for knicks which should be files or sanded down? Also, I had to replace my bobbin case after a number of years as it had kind of stretched out and allowed my bobbin to pop around and consequently broke many threads.
1. Turn off 2. on Sewing arm above needle there are a series of buttons 3. Hold down bottom 3 buttons 4. While holding turn on machine 5. Using scribe 6. Touch the centre of each + as it appears 7. It will go Centre bottom rh centre top lh as you select each + position it moves of it's own accord. 8. Turn off machine 9 Turn on and test.
Important sometimes this does not entirely fix prob!! Simply do it again "Yahoo"" Some mechanics will try to tell U the screen is on it's way out Bollocks just calibrate. Thanks CYA
This is most probably solved by an adjustment to your bobbin thread sensor, and not something for the home handy fellow......especially without a manual.
Be sure that there is no lint build up in or under the bobbin case as a first measure, and give this area a good clean anyway as normal housekeeping.....this will probably make little difference, but may let you finish any urgent job over the weekend.
When was your machine last serviced ? 2 years or more ? When was your car last serviced ?
Your best solution is to take it to an authorised Janome Service Centre (make sure they have the Service Manual for this model) and make sure to tell them about the bobbin sensor issue so that it can be specifically targeted during a full service.
This MC 9000 was expensive and the top of the range in it's day and deserves good regular care to work to its optimum for many more years.
I have a Janome 9000, was sewing and broke needle, replaced and broke another. I didn't have machine threaded, took out bobbin and would sew a little and stop saying thread broke. I took off top plate and started machine again, sew a little and stop saying thread broke. So I took out bobbin case and sewed again and stopped repeating the message. Everything looks OK, bobbin case and top plate. I guess I want to know if the timing could be off or do you think it is the computer part of the machine...Should I take it to the Sewing Machine Shop??
I have a Janome, and when switching from embroidery back to sewing, I must touch a button that electronically moves the mode from embroidery to sewing. In some cases, I've also had to turn off the machine for a few minutes and then turn it on again.
I used to own a Viking - it had a little door covering the attachment link for the embroidery arm. If it wasn't perfectly shut, the machine wouldn't convert to sewing mode, regardless of what button I pushed.