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I have a kenmore 19005 sewing machine made by Janome. I always thought Janome was a respected company in the field of sewing machines and was delighted when they told me that the Kenmore 19005 was made by janome. however (you knew that was coming) the embroidery foot is plastic. I use it a lot in my quilting designs and for clothing for my grandchildren quilt desings for my children decorating jeans etc. i bought the machine less than a year ago and the plastic embroidery foot cracked and is now broken. i had the machine into sears repair center for servicing recently when the embroidery guide decided it was going to go side to side but not back and forth. I also had to have the extension device which also holds the tools replaced becuse it broke. i now see that there are updates for your machines but I do not know wich I need or if I need any of them. i have noticed that when they replace parts they are Janome parts and appear to be of better and stronger quality. is there

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am I right that the feed dogs do not drop on this machine?

Yes, this is correct....but you have to change the needle plate to a thicker one, so the feed dogs will be below the needle plate.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 19005

The memory card cannot be over 128 mb. Also the files need to be .jef format and stored in an emb folder on the card. I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Quilting on Janome MC 4000

I have a MC4000 and a manual. To raise or drop the feed dog, remove the accessory box and feel at the back of the free arm there is a lever that will slide left or right to raise or lower the feed dog. I am not a quilter, but the manual says to use foot A (zigzag foot) and accessory L (quilter) which appears to be a guide. Cheers, Deb, Townsville, Australia

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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Janome now has a darning foot ie it looks like an embroidery foot with a spring designed for the 1600 models. It is metal with a ring where the needle goes down through it. I removed the plastic lens inside the ring and this seems to have resolved the problem.

I usually pull my threads to the top so I can see where they are and not getting tangled underneath.
There are several good groups on Yahoo groups which offer support for starting out on quilting

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle Thread breaking after about 30 seconds of quilting

Are you threading it correctly? I've had this problem twice, the first few times the thread was wrapped around different items (below the spool holder and then around the needle) the other times I threaded it wrong. Double check that the machine is threaded correctly with the manual. I've missed a step here or there and it does make a difference.

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