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    I just bought a Janome 3000 at a yard sale. Got it home, sewing fine for about 12 inches, then just shut off. the light went off and the machine will not sew. My husband checked the electrical connection. Has power, but still won't sew. Is there a reset switch? Did I do something wrong? Has anybody else had this problem? Do you know where I can get help with it? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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    Try a local sewing repair man who knows the Janome 3000.

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    I found this instruction manual for it online:
    http://content.janome.com/documents/...k%20MC3000.pdf

    Have you checked the bobbin winder? If that accidentally got pushed to the wrong position, the machine won't stitch.

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    I don't have that machine, but was going through the manual and it says the machine never needs oiling!

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    thanks for the help. we do not have a local Janome repair location. Will have to drive a couple of hours to find one.
    I have the instruction book, but need a repair manual, if such an item is available.

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    I was so excited to get this machine. It was brand new in the box, but don't know when or where it was purchased. I am anxious to get it fixed and get to my quilting. I have an old Singer I can use, but this one has the drop down feed dogs which I've been wanting for some time to do meandering on my quilts.

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    Is ther anyone out there that has a Janome Memory Craft 3000?

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    You don't have ANY local repair shops AT ALL?

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    try janomes web site. i believe they have a help section.

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    Yes, one local shop, but the turn around time is anywhere from 1-2 months. Otherwise, its at least 1-1 1/2 hr trip. That may be my only option, though. I am going to try to call Janome tomorrow.

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    Hope you are able to get it up and running soon.

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    Good luck how frustrating and disappointing for you!!

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    I do hope you can get it up and running, but my guess that is why it was for sale.... :(

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    Have you cleaned it. Maybe it has some threads that got caught.

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    Where are you located. There is a terrific Janome dealer in Pa. and the turn around time is 2weeks. I deal with them all the timee. I have a 3 Janome's and one of them is the 3500, a step up from yours. However I have never had a problem with it some can not be of any assistance.

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    Could be an electrical problem with the foot pedal or the motor. Did it smell hot? Hopefully not. Go back to the yard sale and ask the former owner if they had this problem. If they are honest they will tell you why they sold a machine that is so highly recommended and used.

    You definitely need expert advice and help with this but a call to Janome will be the start of the process.
    Every journey starts with a single step.

    Caro J.

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    Maybe that's why this brand new machine was in a yard sale :-(
    Good luck!

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    Thank you to everyone for your ideas and help. My husband was able to diagnose my problem, ordered the part and will get it up and going for me. Thank the Lord for a great husband.

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    Aren't you the lucky one!! Pays to have a handy husband, be extra nice to him now and sew away the blues.

    Carol J.

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    What good news! I am so happy for you!! He is a keeper, for sure!!

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    I guess I forgot to tell the story of my machine. A lady who had cancer, ordered the machine, but never got a chance to use it. After she passed away,her daughter sold it at a yard sale because she doesn't sew. The machine is new and was still in the box and had never been used. I only sewed about 20 inches with it and it stopped. Just one of those quirky things that happen. But all is well.

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    What was wrong with it?

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    Having a handy husband is a good thing. Once you get the machine up and running, you will love her. Janome's are wonderful machines. What was wrong with her?
    Sue

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    It was a blown fuse in the machine. we ordered the fuse today, so should be up and running by the end of the week. Which is fine. I'm busy cutting out a Turning Twenties quilt in purples for my great niece.

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