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Janome 10001 Machine sounds like it is straining when either sewing or doing embroidery. The red light comes on stating to check if needle is bent, material too thick or something is stuck in the machine. Have checked the above, and it is negative. What could the problem be? Thank you.

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  • kdida Mar 14, 2008

    thank you for your expertise. I believe you are right on this. I have since taken my machine in for service and the janome repairman stated it sounded like the thread was stuck. Hopefully that is the problem, as I hope it is not the DC motor or A board problems.

    Thanks again for responding.


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Janome 10001 bobbin thread can be pulled out after sewing, bobbin thread too loose.

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This is a protection mechanism of the machine when it believes there is too much strain on the motor.

Check the hook race/bobbin area...for lint or thread jam....also check the couterweighted cam that drives the needle up & down, as ofter thread will catch and be wound around the shaft near the take up lever.....open the door on the Left (Face Plate) and where the shaft comes through the body is where to look, move the handwheel slowly and watch for threads....remove them gently by unwinding, be patient as they may be well jammed.........DO NOT pull and break them !!

If you are convinced there is nothing jammed & if all appears clear, there are 2 possible scenarios, and I am afraid you are not likely to be too pleased by either of them.........please don't shoot the messenger.

The DC motor is failing, or
The "A" board has problems.

Janome have a 5 year warantee on the Circuit board and will replace it if it fails within this period.

This is a complex and valuable machine and may need the services of a well qualified Janome Trained Service Technician, not just any old hack repairman.

Protect your investment.

Best Wishes and hopes it's just the thread jam.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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