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My new Janome Mini stitches too slowly

I've just taken my Janome Mini out of the box, tried to thread the bobbin, and the machine operates but with a click-click-click and each click corresponds to a teeny-tiny movement.....I gave up on filling this bobbin and switched to one of the Janome bobbins I already had from my Gem Gold. I then threaded the machine, put in the bobbin, and began sewing on a sample fabric.....again the click-click and a teeny-tiny movement with each click. Can you tell me what's wrong with my machine from this description (and how to fix it!?) Thanks....MollyK333

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    Hi there, my machine is doing exactly the same! I have used it for over a year now with no problems however now it is doing the slow click click click noise, so frustrating! did you manage to fix yours?

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Well, in packing the machine up to send it back to Hancock Fabrics, I noticed that the power supply I was using was labeled for a different machine.....I found the correct one, labeled it myself, and the machine works perfectly! Solved.....by myself.

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A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
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