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    Slow Machine

    I have a Janome L-392. It makes a pretty stitch, but is terribly slow. Is there way to adjust the speed (no manual) or is it just slow? Or is it dying??! I have taken it apart and it's clean inside. Any suggestions?

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    Sounds like your foot feed to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Sounds like your foot feed to me
    is that fixable?

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    HB took my FW foot pedal apart and it was full of lint. Cleaned it out and back to running normal again, no more slow down to a crawl.
    My stash keeps me in stitches!

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    Thanks! I tried that, and it was only a little dusty. Nothing alarming.

    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose View Post
    HB took my FW foot pedal apart and it was full of lint. Cleaned it out and back to running normal again, no more slow down to a crawl.

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    That machine is supposed to have an electronic speed control - not sure how you set it though.
    http://www.sewingmachineoutlet.com/jl392.htm

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    Aha! Now we're getting somewhere! I sure wish I had this manual! I'm excited about the machine again!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    That machine is supposed to have an electronic speed control - not sure how you set it though.
    http://www.sewingmachineoutlet.com/jl392.htm

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    Aw, all I can find is "
    Controlling Sewing Speed
    Sewing speed can be varied by the foot control.
    The harder you press on the foot control, the
    faster the machine runs"
    It's true to a point.. it does run a little faster when the pedel is to the metal...
    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Aha! Now we're getting somewhere! I sure wish I had this manual! I'm excited about the machine again!!!

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    Oh My!! I think I found the problem!!
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    Yikes!! I believe you've soved the mystery

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