Janome Sewing Machine Repair Service

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The History of Janome Sewing Machines

Yasaku Ose, the Japanese inventor of the round bobbin, started the company that became Janome in 1925. The company was officially founded in 1954. Fun fact: “Janome’s” is a Japanese word for snake-eye, which refers to the famous round bobbin!

Most of the Janome’s you know and love emerged during the 1950s when Japan’s post-World War II sewing machine industry exploded into an international industry.

Janome has developed many sewing machine innovations throughout the years. The company set up a research and development center in 1964 to continually develop new technology. For example, the memory center created the Memory 7 sewing machine, which was the first programmable sewing machine.

Today, Janome sewing machines are known for their quality and high-tech capabilities. High-end sewing machines, such as the Janome models, are used by professional seamstresses, tailors, and designers.

Janome manufactures sewing machines in China and Taiwan. These plants feature lots and lots of robots made with the company’s proprietary technology that help assemble the tiny, precise parts of the sewing machines.

All of that means that Janome machines are really good sewing machines! But even good sewing tools sometimes need some work.

Servicing Your Janome Sewing Machine

Probably 75% of the time, you can troubleshoot issues on your Janome sewing machine yourself, but you do need professional help once in a while!

For instance, any electrical or computer issues will require professional servicing. Plus, it’s a good idea to take an expensive machine once a year for an annual tune-up, anyway!

How do you find a qualified Janome repair person? Well, you can start by going to the company’s support website here. You can also search for Janome technicians near you, but make sure they have certifications to avoid voiding your Janome warranty!

Vacuums R Us & Sewing Too in Arvada and Boulder has technicians on staff certified to repair Janome sewing machines. In addition, we offer free estimates and 24/7 emergency repairs. We’re happy to answer all your questions regarding your Janome machine.

Common Reasons You May Need to Have Your Janome Sewing Machine Serviced

Janome sewing machines are well-made devices, but with so many moving parts, even the best machines need occasional service. Here are some common reasons why you might need a Janome sewing machine repaired:

Broken needle threader

A broken needle threader is one of the most common problems faced by sewers. It happens when the needle threader malfunctions. When this occurs, the thread doesn’t get pulled through the eye of the needle properly. Therefore, the needle won’t pierce the fabric and the stitch won’t form properly. As a result, the thread may break before reaching its intended destination. If this problem persists, you should call a technician immediately.

Thread jam

A jammed needle threader is another common issue that you’ll want to address right away. While it sounds like something that would happen only occasionally, if you notice that your needle threader gets stuck, then you definitely need to contact a technician.

Stitch not picked up

Sometimes, a thread jam isn’t necessarily visible. Instead, the thread just won’t pick up at all. This could be caused by a defective bobbin winder, faulty tension control, or a loose bobbin. Again, you need to call a technician immediately. It’s important to note that these problems can occur during normal use and don’t always indicate a major mechanical failure.

Loose bobbin

If you notice that your bobbin is slipping out of place, it’s probably because there is too much friction between the spool and the bobbin case. The solution is to replace the entire bobbin assembly.

Motor malfunction

There are two main components that make up the motor of your Janome sewing machine: the drive unit and the motor itself. When either component fails, it can cause the whole machine to stop working. In order to determine what’s wrong, it helps to know how to read the error codes displayed by your machine. For example, if you see the message “No Power”, then you know that there’s a problem with the power supply. On the other hand, if you see the words “Motor Failure” or “Drive Unit Failure,” then you know that the motor or the drive unit needs to be replaced.

Belt replacement

Janome sewing machines come equipped with an automatic belt changer. However, sometimes they wear down over time and need to be replaced. If you notice any signs of fraying, then you should take your machine back to the store where it was purchased.

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If you press down on the foot pedal, but nothing seems to happen, it’s possible that the foot pedal is worn out. To check whether this is the case, simply lift up the cover plate and look inside. You should also try pressing down again to ensure that the pedal works correctly.

Needle position sensor malfunction

The needle position sensor is located near the throat plate of your machine. If you notice that the needle moves erratically, it could mean that the needle position sensor has failed. This will require replacing the entire needle bar assembly.

Tension knob malfunction

Another part of your Janome sewing kit that requires regular maintenance is the tension knob. If you notice that it’s difficult to move, you might want to consider having it serviced.

If You Have Questions, Give us a Call!

If aren’t sure whether your machine is functioning properly, give Vacuums R Us & Sewing Too a call today. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team members are happy to answer questions about your sewing machine and offer advice on how to get it running smoothly again.