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Thread: Alternative for Janome 8900 O Foot

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    Alternative for Janome 8900 O Foot

    My new machine came home on Monday.

    While I'm LOVING it, I'm not a huge fan of the O foot because I don't really like feet that have guides attached to them.

    Can anyone suggest an alternative foot that I can buy?

    TIA

    Lynda

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    I looked on several sites and there are 1/4" presser feet for Janome that don't have the guides. Do a google search and see what you find. I know some people have also taken the guide off theirs. I'm not sure how they did this. Personally, I find the guide useful so have never bothered with it. I didn't think I would because my other machines didn't have one but now that I'm used to it I like it.

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    You can buy the clear 1/4 inch foot and use it without the guide.
    https://janomelife.wordpress.com/201...14-inch-seams/

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    good to know, thanks EP for posting the link.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    just curious, why don't you like the guides?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat-on-a-mac View Post
    just curious, why don't you like the guides?
    I can't see with them there. I prefer to see the side of the 1/4" inch foot.

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    Thank you for your responses. Per the suggestion above, I went and bought the Clear View 1/4" Seam Foot.

    I have changed to the straight stitch needle plate, checked by turning the hand wheel that the needle goes straight down the hole, but my machine will not work with the this foot/plate combination. I keep getting the "machine is started without the needle plate" symbol on the screen.

    Help!

    At this rate, I'm going to have to use the O foot with the guide. I'm losing time quickly to get two quilts done by Christmas.

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    Linda, are you sure you got the right Clear View foot? I believe they come
    in two sizes. Make sure it's for 9mm.
    You might want to check with the Yahoo Janome Horizon forum. Someone
    will be able to help you.

    Edit: Just had a thought. Are you using the straight stitch with the Clear View foot?
    You don't want to use the 1/4" setting...just the straight stitch setting with the straight
    needle plate.
    Last edited by EasyPeezy; 12-05-2015 at 11:31 AM.

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    Oh and your needle position should be centered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndaj View Post
    Thank you for your responses. Per the suggestion above, I went and bought the Clear View 1/4" Seam Foot.

    I have changed to the straight stitch needle plate, checked by turning the hand wheel that the needle goes straight down the hole, but my machine will not work with the this foot/plate combination. I keep getting the "machine is started without the needle plate" symbol on the screen.

    Help!

    At this rate, I'm going to have to use the O foot with the guide. I'm losing time quickly to get two quilts done by Christmas.

    What does it say exactly? ("Stop for safety reasons"?)

    Have you seen that message any other time yet? Esp. with the single hole plate?
    Last edited by justflyingin; 12-05-2015 at 01:32 PM.

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    I get the message "stop for safety reasons" all the time. But I'm using the regular plate. I may have to break down and take it in for service.
    Heather

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    Problem has been solved. Yes, I had the right Clear View 1/4" foot. The problem was the needle plate. You see, I bought the floor model 8900 (grey faceplate) from my dealer. Instead of changing everything out, she just swapped out the box from 8900 Special Edition (blue faceplate). There have been a couple of updates including a different single stitch needle plate.

    Went back to the dealer this morning and swapped out the needle plate. Put it in my machine and started sewing right away.

    Very happy to say that my machine is working like a dream and I completed 18 one block wonder blocks today.

    One happy camper!

    Thank you everyone.

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    Glad to hear your problem has been solved. Happy sewing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndaj View Post
    Problem has been solved. Yes, I had the right Clear View 1/4" foot. The problem was the needle plate. You see, I bought the floor model 8900 (grey faceplate) from my dealer. Instead of changing everything out, she just swapped out the box from 8900 Special Edition (blue faceplate). There have been a couple of updates including a different single stitch needle plate.

    Went back to the dealer this morning and swapped out the needle plate. Put it in my machine and started sewing right away.

    Very happy to say that my machine is working like a dream and I completed 18 one block wonder blocks today.

    One happy camper!

    Thank you everyone.
    Aha...I've been wondering if I need to get a new single needle plate as well. Mine says it all the time and I'm so frustrated I could spit!

    I just got mine back from service...and it still says it esp. with the single hole plate.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom View Post
    I get the message "stop for safety reasons" all the time. But I'm using the regular plate. I may have to break down and take it in for service.
    I do think something needs adjusting. The guy at the yahoo group said that some of the 8900s came out of the factory needing a screw infintesimal adjustment. But if you need to ask at the yahoo group, do that.

    I do think I'll get another single hole needle plate.

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    Janome makes a foot called a Clear View foot.Its may favorite! its perfect for scant seams and has marking for 1/8 inch seams

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndaj View Post
    Thank you for your responses. Per the suggestion above, I went and bought the Clear View 1/4" Seam Foot.

    I have changed to the straight stitch needle plate, checked by turning the hand wheel that the needle goes straight down the hole, but my machine will not work with the this foot/plate combination. I keep getting the "machine is started without the needle plate" symbol on the screen.

    Help!

    At this rate, I'm going to have to use the O foot with the guide. I'm losing time quickly to get two quilts done by Christmas.
    Iím glad changing the needle plate helped. If you are getting these messages it could just be the sensor itself is not high enough. A height sensor in the machine tells it what needle plate is on. It can drop over time due to vibration of being used or shipped. The good news is its a very very easy fix for your repairman

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