Janome Memory Craft 9500 Computerized Sewing Machine - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

I do not think this is a DIY repair. That said, it seems likely gearing has been damaged. Without a workshop manual, even if you found the gear, you do not know the identification number for it. I see no authentic download of the workshop manual on the web for this Memory 9500.

I only find the Instruction manual available on the web (freely available at the Janome site). Even if you find a Janome technician on an answer site, that is not going to get you disassembling the machine, replacing the part, reassembling it, and adjusting it.

Check Janome support and see what they offer: tech advice, workshop manual for sale, and/or parts. You are likely to conclude you need to find someone at a service center.

Here are some links:



Instruction Manual Janome and Newhome 9500 (hardcopy, some parts)

http://www.janomeservicevideos.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Error-Codes.pdf There is only one reference to the 9500 on the page.

Janome Memory... | Answered on Sep 03, 2017 | 100 views

Have you tried a new needle?

If re-threading, changing the brand of thread, etc. does not work, then it's likely your machine is out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

Janome Memory... | Answered on May 25, 2017 | 261 views

If it was sewing correctly BEFORE the needle break...why did the needle break in the first place?...and what fixes did you make?
If it sewed properly...what changed?

Cut your upper thread close to the spool...make sure the presser foot is raised and pull the cut off thread section through/out of the machine from the needle area (sewing direction...do not pull the thread backwards!)

Clean out the bobbin area...remove any traces of lint or pieces of thread...look for any broken off needle pieces... brush the bobbin area out....then add a drop of sewing machine oil (but only if your manual says to oil that area).

Remove the needle plate to expose the feed dogs...brush/clean out that area too and add a drop of sewing machine oil...then secure the needle plate back on.
Replace the needle...do it again...yup...some needles arrive bad from the factory. Make sure the needle is inserted and positioned properly. Then thread the machine WITH the presser foot in raised position. (The thread needs to get seated into the upper tensions.)
..with the.presser foot down...thread the new needle.
Oh...and use the correct needle for the thread. (a universal 80/12 is standard).
Thread can cause issues too. Try a different bobbin, or maybe a different spool of thread to see if that makes a difference.

Janome Memory... | Answered on May 01, 2017 | 1,298 views

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Janome Memory... | Answered on Jan 30, 2016 | 82 views

Take it to a repair shop .

Janome Memory... | Answered on Nov 08, 2015 | 56 views

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what problems

your question is far to vague .. to give any answer past a question???

Janome Memory... | Answered on Jun 04, 2015 | 76 views

it sounds like the computer is not responding correctly, it would be a good idea to have the machine checked

Janome Memory... | Answered on Jun 04, 2015 | 103 views

Here is a direct link to the Janome website for your machine's software:


Best wishes,

Janome Memory... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015 | 1,305 views

Here is a google of your question:

Janome Memory... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015 | 216 views

In your alphabet page there is an icon that looks like a box or an icon that looks like underline. these both represent space.

Janome Memory... | Answered on Dec 02, 2014 | 141 views

Have you tried customer service for the software of your machine?
sometime it depends on the window your using you might have to keep using your old laptop. I had to revert back to an older model computer in order to continue with my machine but it was a different sewing machine. Check with the cs of you software im sure its cost you a lot. Hope that helps

Janome Memory... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014 | 187 views

Put in new needle, turn off the machine and wait at least 3 mins so it will reset itself, and try it again.

Janome Memory... | Answered on Apr 20, 2014 | 101 views

i should know whether the loop is upside or downward, its opposite tension adjustment , if the loop is downward position, tighten the upper thread tension , if the loop is upward then tighten the lower bobbin tension

Janome Memory... | Answered on Feb 27, 2014 | 89 views

You download onto PC the upgrade from Janome.
Copy this to the card for reader on your machine.
switch machine on and go to section on screen for card reader
Insert card into reader. instructions should appear for downloading onto machine.
Hope this helps and is not too late

Janome Memory... | Answered on Dec 12, 2013 | 51 views

when your machine on your machine movable arm pushing a switch liver which will raise your feed dogs you can do one thing when your arm moves to the normal possision just given your finger to the upside movable are you see one long switch bar is there just push and see machine feed dogs will come out actualy that action to be done by arm only,you call one MC expart to resoved your problem permenetly.

Janome Memory... | Answered on Dec 06, 2013 | 425 views

You can never used oil to any MC machine. it will damaged the sensore of your machine.If possible just open head cover and clean broken thread from the movable part.

Janome Memory... | Answered on Dec 06, 2013 | 449 views

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