20 Most Recent Janome 1600P-DB Mechanical Sewing Machine Questions & Answers


Factory standard tension setting is the midway point between high & low number. However, machines vary.

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on May 10, 2018


No errors coming up? Cleaned unit inside or Air cleaned unit, sometimes these units, if inside bobbin area or threading pattern, if there is dust, fluff or something they will cause unit to be intermittent. Try rethreading and blowing out unit

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on May 14, 2016


I recently purchased a Janome 1600P-DB and in order to do free motion quilting I had to cover the feed dogs with an index card. I also cut a small section out of the card to allow for the thread and needle to move freely. Standard tape was used.

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Feb 11, 2016


Could be the machine is out of time. However, be sure that you are not pulling/pushing the fabric through the machine. The feed dogs should be pulling the fabric without assistance. (Is the weight of the fabric hanging over the edge of the table, pulling against the machine? The weight of the fabric should be resting on the table, and to make it easier, create a "puddle" with the fabric around the foot to reduce the amount of weight.) If the machine is having difficulty with the fabric, try using a walking foot. Also, check that the thread is not too large for the needle's eye. Could also possibly need a presser foot pressure adjustment to compensate for the thickness/weight.

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Feb 02, 2016


Take it in for service. It could be the spring has become depressed (when storing the machine, make sure the presser foot is always stored in the Down position), or something has become detached or loose.

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Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Jan 08, 2016


Is the tension too tight? Are the tension discs clean? Remove bobbin case, clean it and re-thread as this may be jammed.

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Apr 29, 2015


I would try a 40 wt thread and experiment with a 16 needle. I find that for most of my quilts, 50 wt is too light for the Janome.

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Feb 25, 2015


Try threading the machine with the presser foot up and see if the loops and snarls go away.........

When the foot is down during the threading, the tension control is closed and the thread cannot enter as it should.

No tension control of the top thread and the bobbin thread cannot connect for a proper stitch.

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Feb 25, 2015


Try using a different brand of thread. I do quilting and have been using good quality thread and no problem.

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Jan 26, 2015


Check that the thread is hooked into the little slit on the top side (pull down to hook in). It should trail across the centre of the bobbin.

Check your needle as well. Lift the bobbin lid and turn the wheel to see what is going on down there. Also, make sure bobbin is not upside down. Side with little slit should be on top. Good luck

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Jul 29, 2014


What does the left over piece look like?

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Jun 21, 2014


Normal top tension is 3-4; normal bobbin tension (iirc) is 35 grams.
I'm betting, though, that a new needle, right way around and the correct size, would solve your skipping problems.

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on May 25, 2014


These are some causes. The thread guide has been missed so re-thread the machine. Tension is too tight. Needle is blunt or bent. Thread is getting caught on the rough edge of the spool so turn spool around. Hope this helps

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Mar 09, 2014


possible problems
1) too thick for the feed dog to move the fabric forward need; lighter tension
2) are the upper and lower threads the same kind of thread?
3) is the thread feeding properly from above? sometimes the spool can snag the thread causing the tension to jump and skip stitches

Janome 1600P-DB... | Answered on Jan 26, 2014

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