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Thread: My Janome is possessed!!!! It sews on it's own.

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    I have the presser foot one on my babylock, and oh learn how to use it, It took a bit for me to get used to it but it is so much faster when I am piecing it isn't even funny. I had to start using the foot control with my left though as I tend to go at the same time and the right leg was doing double duty. It frees your hand to line up stuff and all of that, rather than have to reach back, ( I know some now have a putton to up and down the presser foot, the new quilting brother does, I find it really slow though, would drive me nuts)

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    I have a really old Singer with a handle that fits in the front for a knee control! I love it. I find I do have better control with the knee lever. I may see how I can fit my Janome with a knee control using the foot pedal and mount it on my Koala cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Thanks I will check it out. This machine isn't very old. I don't even think it is two yet.
    I have a Janome6600, hope it's not contagious, bc I have been in your place :shock: lol...I could be a carrier :wink:
    (make sure e. kitty has not been near it :lol: )

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    [quote=kwhite]Good idea Kacie. I did take the foot pedal apart and there is a bar inside there and it seemed sticky. I oiled it and worked it back and forth until it moved freely. So far it hasn't done it today.

    When it happened last night it was way late and it did scare the bejabbers out of me. I tend to watch supernatural things when i am in the sewing room. LOL it makes me laugh to think of you all envisioning my machine just stitching all by itself. ROFL. It wouldn't be so bad if it were talented, but it is obviously a beginner so it needs to start it's own projects.[/quote

    kw, do you mean you have a tv, or dvd player in your sewing room, and you watch scary stuff...in the basement?
    uh-uh!!!! :shock:

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    Skeat who bets if you got down on your hands and knees, you would see it is sneaking under something:)[/quote]

    on purpose, just to laugh at you, K!!!! :lol:
    Funny how stuff and critters are in your house...are you the original owner? think your place needs a 'cleansing', lol :lol:

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    My Janome did that too! Scary! I thought for sure I'd sew a finger. It was the foot control, which the dealer replaced. Be careful!

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    Difference in the knee peddle and the knee lift, I hope the pictures turned out okay

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    Difference in the knee peddle and the knee lift, I hope the pictures turned out okay

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Difference in the knee peddle and the knee lift, I hope the pictures turned out okay
    Yes exactly. I used the knee control in HS but this is just for the presser foot. I should learn to use it. I suppose it would be a great asset when making the postage stamp quilt. The way my table is situated there is nothing there for it to get caught under. I am thinking it is due to the bar inside the control getting sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Skeat who bets if you got down on your hands and knees, you would see it is sneaking under something:)
    on purpose, just to laugh at you, K!!!! :lol:
    Funny how stuff and critters are in your house...are you the original owner? think your place needs a 'cleansing', lol :lol: [/quote]

    Yes I am the original owner. Yeah my Mom used to say we lived in the house of Lucy. You had to plug in the exhaust fan to make toast. And cats that play fetch and just nutzy things.

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    It makes chain pieces go so much faster, you can use both hands without one being taken with the presser foot,

    I had a janome and if they didn't change the design, I think that is the problem, if I think back, I think mine got stuck a few times, I am not sure how I fixed it, know I didn't take it in, I hate getting my machines worked on, they usually mess them up.

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    I had a problem similar to that with my Juki TL-98. Last year, when it was new, I was sewing along and suddenly the machine started cutting the thread every few inches. There is a red square on the controller pad that you step on to cut your thread. Well I knew I wasn't doing it!!!
    I looked under the table and sure enough, Tink had her rear end smack dab on the red button. I have disconnected the button so that it doesn't work anymore....but Tink still likes to sit on the controller at times....I think she just wants to see how quick I can hit the power switch....... :shock:

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    Kate the lab especially when she was a bit younger liked to sit on my foot, while it was on the foot pedal, which is funny when you think about it, not so funny when it is happening, she did it the other day again, she is such a horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Here lately my Janome 6600 will go a bit nuts while I am sewing. I have steady pressure on the foot control and it will sew fine then it will bog down and go slow then it will ZOOM and race for a few stitches. Last night I took my foot off the peddle all together and it kept sewing for stitch after stitch. So I put up the presser foot and it complained beeping for me to put it down so it could keep sewing. It is like it is getting the signal to sew but no one is sending the signal. Have any of you had a problem like this??
    Yes...I have had that all the time and finally fixed it...mine was the foot control sliding ever so slightly under a bar that is under my table. Even though first glance it looked fine. I took a piece of 2x4 and put it sideways and now the contol bumps into it and all is fine:)Best part of Janome for me is that the thread never tangles up when it's user (me!) has to figure stuff out like this:)Hope that is all for you too! I tried non skid everything...nothing worked...I have a slick concrete floor...the board...free and cheap...works! Skeat who bets if you got down on your hands and knees, you would see it is sneaking under something:)
    That was the same problem I had with mine. It would slide under the bar under mine too. First time it did it, it really freaked me out.

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    I have a brother, so not sure how much help I'll be, but I'm thinking it may be your foot control. Hopefully they can fix it. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    I have the presser foot one on my babylock, and oh learn how to use it, It took a bit for me to get used to it but it is so much faster when I am piecing it isn't even funny. I had to start using the foot control with my left though as I tend to go at the same time and the right leg was doing double duty. It frees your hand to line up stuff and all of that, rather than have to reach back, ( I know some now have a putton to up and down the presser foot, the new quilting brother does, I find it really slow though, would drive me nuts)
    I'm having fun reading all this. It happened to me with one of my Pfaff's once, and it was the pedal-under-the bar problem. I bought a 'Knees Eeze' (probably spelled this wrong) which is SUPPOSED to keep the foot pedal from slipping on the floor (which it didn't), as well as to put it at a better angle for your knee (which it does). It IS big enough for the foot pedal and my other foot - so I have 2 feel on it, and the dang thing doesn't move! Also, I use my left foot for the foot-pedal, even though I'm 'right-footed', because I actually seem to have more control - don't go 'all out' - sometimes even use the 'slow down' button on the machine as well.

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    I have only ever used the slow down button a few times. I really should learn to use the knee thingy.
    It hasn't done this since I took apart the foot pedal the other day. I may have Exorcized the demon all by myself (with suggestions from yall)

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    My Pfaff did that for years. I would get the machine serviced and the foot control cleaned but sooner or later it would sew on its own (very laboured). I bought a new foot control but it did the same thing. Technician said it was one of the electronic components (this machine was top of the line in 1975) and at $50/hour might be rather expensive to find. I ended up buying a very nice Janome - but I still would take my old Pfaff back in a minute if I could get it fixed.

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    The machine is possessed and you have to turn the plug around in the socket... hmmmm... this reminds me of something.... The EXORCIST!

    Sorry, had to reply, in between the laughter!

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    My computerized machine uses air coming from the foot pedal. I dropped a rotary cutter on it and put a nick in the air line. It drove me nuts for weeks before I figured out the problem.

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    My Janome 9000 is possesed too --It is only possed at home -- when I take it to the shop it acts normal. It dosn't stop sewing when I take my foot off the control. think it might be in the foot control? Sandie in IN

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    I have a janome 9000 and it was sewing on its own-was really ticking me off because i was appliqueing and it wouldnt stop and i would have to rip out the stitches. took it to my dealer and he told me i needed a new motor. like a dummy i didnt check to see if janome ever had issues with the motor soo $187.00 later i have a new motor and it was still doing it!.not all the time-just when i had to get something done NOW! long story short, i borrowed my friends foot pedal and my machine workrd fine-put mine in-sewing on its own. my DH was in the room at the time and took apart the pedal and cleaned the dust and cat hair out of it and it hasnt given me a problem since. the thing is- i asked my repairman if it could be the footpedal the 1st time i took it in. he said its not the pedal and i got the new motor. the lst time i took it in he said he called Janome and they said it was some sensor under the feed dogs. anyway it would be very expensive to get to it. I have since learned that he has ordered parts the machine didn't need and charged people for them. I now have a new repair guy and a new dealer. anyone need a motor for a janome 9000? LOL

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    sorry that was so long. i tend to babble, i guess even when i'm not speaking.

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    He should be reported to Janome. Also, I think you should go back and tell him what your husband found, and ask him to take the new motor back. If he refulses, tell him you're going to report him to Janome.

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    My Janome 9000 also liked to sew anything from a few stitched to several inches. When it was returned, the dealer said all my machine needed was a good cleaning. He also cleaned the foot control. Brought it home and the extra stitching continued. -- I never was impressed with this service person which was confirmed by his knowledge or lack thereof. Urgh!!! Good service is so important.

    I had purchased this machine from eBay store. I called and talked to them and was told it probably was the mother board and if I could, to unload it. I did. I know have a new "used" toy - a 450 Bernina with stitch regulator.

    Those of you who have a knee lift, GET WITH IT. They are wonderful.

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