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I have a janome DC4030 and am having problems with the automatic buttonhole feature. It does the first 'leg' of the buttonhole fine but the stitches on the final 'leg' are uneven and at times so long they touch the stitches on the first leg making it impossible to open the buttonhole without ripping the stitches! I have tried changing the stitch length and width but this has not solved the problem. This is a 'new' problem. I am using the same fabric, threads and interfacing that I have always used. Please help!

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SOURCE: How do I change the stiches?

You can do all of these stitches by using different combinations of your stitch selector, stitch width and stitch feed knobs, for instance, on the panel I can see on your machine:

http://www.jo-ann.com/joann/product/images/52659.jsp?CATID=cat3122&PRODID=prd11333

Stitches 1, 2 & 3 are straight stitches, centered, left and right. Really basic stuff, not different stitches at all. 4,5,6,7 & 8 are zig-zag stitches of different widths. 9 is the widest zig-zag (no. 8) on a finer stitch length, etc...

I think you should try and get an instruction manual for your machine. After a lengthy search of my usual manual sources, I've determined that that this may not be so easy. I think you should contact White on their 800 number and let them try and help you... 1-800-331-3164.

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Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I change the stiches?

The brother website has a users manual for it that can be downloaded. Use this link to get it:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hf_ls2125eus&type2=5&flang=English&dlid=

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Janome 1600P DB Stitch length

The machine is skipping stitches and is probably out of time. Change the needle, rethread the machine and try it again. If it still skips stitches, try lowering the needle by about 1/16 inch and see if it works better. If the timing is off you should take it to a technician for a complete service.
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Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother Super Galaxie 2100 Buttonhole lever not working

I have a problem with my CS 8150 which sometimes tells me to lower the pressure foot even though I had already did it. What clears the problem for me is that I eject the thread cassette and re-install and I can go ahead and sew. Try that to see if it will quit telling you to pull down the lever.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: buttonhole on second side was only half the length of first side

Hi, did you buy the machine from a dealer - if so, I would take it back and ask them to show you how to do buttonholes again. It is also possible that, although the test buttonholes sewed out correctly, the automatic button sensor needs professional adjustment.

Before going back to the dealer, find the section in your manual that discusses buttonholes and read thru it very carefully. Pfaff machines are not intuitive, and the manual might describe a way to adjust the automatic buttonhole settings so they sew out correctly.

If you need more help, please repost and I'll try to help or put you in touch with a dealer who can help

Good luck, Ginny
Good luck, Ginny

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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