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

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    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??

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    my mom had an old kenmore that would sew like crazy on its own, I finally figured out that you had to turn the plug around in the socket to make it not be possessed. LOL
    it wasn't computerized though so I am no help but thought I would share

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    No I have not had that problem but sounds to me like you need a new foot control. Marge

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    My Janome 6500 did that once in a while. It is in the foot control--something is sticking. I took it back to my dealer , later when you shook the foot control , there was a rattle. He tried to sell me a new one . I said I can't afford it , so he took it in the back room and took it apart and fixed it. The spring came loose. Elaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa
    No I have not had that problem but sounds to me like you need a new foot control. Marge
    I was about to say something similar. I had an overlocker that stitched on its own, and I realised that the foot control wasn't lifting up when I took my foot off it. A drop of oil on the relevant spot seemed to cure it. (Take the plug out first).

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    Thanks I will check it out. This machine isn't very old. I don't even think it is two yet.

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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.
    sorry, but my weird sense of humour made me laugh when I read this, I visioned you sitting there, eyes wide open, thinking it was possessed.

    I thought the same though that something was sticking in the foot peddle.

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    I had a brand new machine that came with a faulty foot pedal, it would stick about every 4 or 5 times I would press down on it. They are making them out of lighter weight plastics now and not as sturdy as our old ones.... I hope you find out what is causing your machine to go "possessed" and it is an easy fix :wink:

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    Several years ago I had a Viking that would do this but not to me. The lady I sold it to called me in a panic and said that it was possessed :lol: :lol: I convinced her to take it in to the dealer and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. It eventually stopped sewing on its own. The lady I sold it too said the machine was mad because she was no longer at my house :lol: :lol:

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    i also have a janome, and every time i sit down to use it i think of you and wait for it to take off without me. :lol:

    it hasn't so far, but who knows? has yours been talking around? :roll:

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    I had the same thing happen with both my Bernina and my Babylock. So I thought the cabinet was possessed. :D However, it turns out the pedals was slipping under the back of the cabinet and getting stuck there in the ON position. Now I have an old mousepad under the pedal so it won't slide and they stop when I take my foot off of the pedal.

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    My Janome did the same thing after only a year or so. My dealer replaced the foot control at no cost to me and there hasn't been a problem since. I suggest you ask your dealer for the same consideration. If he won't do it, go to Janome directly.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    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.

    ROTFL! When I am at the sewing machine late at night, it seems that the only thing on is the spooky shows so I can just imagine what it must have been like for it to take off on its own. Thanks for the laugh! :D

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    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:)

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    LOL mine is a possession and that one was a ghost. How funny. Thanks

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    I have a Janome, and now I will watch it carefully. I have had the foot pedal sneak under a bar in the cabinet, and it kept stitching. :? But I have it anchored so that doesn't happen now.

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    Oh no!!!!!! I have a Jonome 6600. Is mine going to become possessed too? If you turn it off and restart it do you still get the beeping? If not, try sewing w/o the peddle. You have the knee and push button, don't you. If it still does with either of those, you know it's not the foot peddle. You might just need to have it serviced. DARN. I hate it when that happens.

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    Hey, I would want it to keep being possesed, just leave a pile of pieces beside it, you never know, it just might get in a creative mood for you!

    (don't forget to leave a picture of what the block is supposed to look like!)

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    Could be the ghost of a quilter passed.

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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 don't think it's the terrible twos. lol

    I strongly suggest that you get the foot pedal checked. You may have a dust bunny hiding or a wonky connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacquemoe
    Oh no!!!!!! I have a Jonome 6600. Is mine going to become possessed too? If you turn it off and restart it do you still get the beeping? If not, try sewing w/o the peddle. You have the knee and push button, don't you. If it still does with either of those, you know it's not the foot peddle. You might just need to have it serviced. DARN. I hate it when that happens.
    It hasn't done it today. The knee thing is only for the presser foot isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Does your machine have a computer in it?
    Yes it is a computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Quote Originally Posted by jacquemoe
    Oh no!!!!!! I have a Jonome 6600. Is mine going to become possessed too? If you turn it off and restart it do you still get the beeping? If not, try sewing w/o the peddle. You have the knee and push button, don't you. If it still does with either of those, you know it's not the foot peddle. You might just need to have it serviced. DARN. I hate it when that happens.
    It hasn't done it today. The knee thing is only for the presser foot isn't it?
    Some machines have a knee thing instead of a foot peddle, all the ones I have seen are in cabinets, Mom had one when I was growing up and my old stand by in case of everything else is broken or busy machine that is in a cabinet has the knee control, it is easy to use, especially for kids that cn't reach the floor with their foot, sometime you can get more control as well

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    THanks CB. The Janome 6600 has a knee thing too but as far as I can tell it only raises the presser foot. I haven't used mine.

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