Love my 6500!!!!!!
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I've been using mine for about 8 years and still love it. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a thread-cutter. Oh well! I'll never part with my MC6500P.
There was no mention of putting oil on the wick but fortunately I wasn't able to pry it out thinking it was a stubborn piece of lint! I have had some issues with my 6 year old 6500. It does tend to eat the beginning stitches so I always sew a little piece of scrap first. The bobbin winder doesn't work anymore but buying a sidewinder was much cheaper than a repair. One of the spool holders started slanting and then broke off. Fortunately it has two, as a replacement would be very expensive. Occasionally on the straight stitch it will start out in a funky forward and backward pattern but clears if I reset the stitch number. Most of the stitches default to a 2.2 stitch length which is much tighter than I like. The automatic thread cutter leaves longer length than I like so I recut them with a scissors before I donate them to a children's charity. Even with it's problems they are all workable and I love this machine!!Originally Posted by Shelbie
Oh gosh, you made me look. I thought I was going crazy there for a minute because I KNOW I have a thread cutter and I THOUGHT I had a 6500 so I checked Janome and found "Automatic thread cutter, with memory capability" listed in "features" for the 6500. So since I think Im good on what machine I have I'll add my review by saying I love mine !!!!!Originally Posted by Quiltinvaca
Slap my face and call me stupid. My Janome does have a thread cutter -- I've been using my Bernina 440 lately and it DOES NOT have a thread cutter. Guess I'm getting senile. Sorry about the mix-up!!!Originally Posted by kraftykimberly
I have the 9500 also! It has been wonderful! The price on ebay that your looking at sounds way to good to be true! I would be very very leary! Remember the 9500 is a computerized machine and I would question the condition for that price. Used ones usually go for much more.