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Thread: Janome 6600 mystery

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    This is pretty obvious, but..... I got my 6600 to leave at the vacation home on the lake. I got it in September and that year we didnt go there in the winter. I must've changed the needle plate to the straight stitch one and forgot that it came with 2 plates. I was trying to do a zigzag or decorative stitch and it would stitch a couple and then stop and stitch in place. I called the shop and she even asked me about the plate. I ended up driving 30 miles to take it in and sure enough she sat down, looked at it and said you have the wrong plate on here! I was so embarrassed! I felt stupid. Then I had to find the plate- it doesn't fit into the accesory box- ended up being in between folds of fabric. Changed the plate and low and behold- it was fine. I hope that your problem is an inexpensive fix. It's really a great machine and I truly love it.
    If you were trying to zigzag with the straight stitch plate ... were you not breaking needles?
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    The one other thing to check is your bobbin. If the thread isn't coming off the bobbin correctly it'll make a huge mess and not sew correctly. If it's not thru the little slot area it's not under tension.

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    This thread certainly explains why my Janome 6600 doesn't match the instruction book that came with it. I only have one plate (the book doesn't even mention two, AND it the pictures don't look like my machine! yes I bought it new). The nearest repair shop is a long ways away and the repair man has shown DH and me how to care for/clean. But when it was new I found myself calling him every month or two. He would always say 1) try a new needle; check the size; 2) check the bobbin area; 3) rethread (DON'T just check it, rethread!); 4) calm down... go get a glass of wine; 5) if none of this works, call me in the morning... Love that man! There is obviously more than one Janome 6600!

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    Had that problem with my 7700 and had to take it to the repair person cant remember what was wrong but had to replace something

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    If you were trying to zigzag with the straight stitch plate ... were you not breaking needles?
    I think that I was trying to do a decorative stitch- i don't remember exactly- it's been a few years. All I know is that once I put the other plate on, It was fine. I rarely change the plate anymore.
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    I had a similar problem when I got my Janome. It turns out that the bobbin wasn 't clicked in place correctly. See if that could be your problem.

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