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No the feed dogs aren't dropped on the Janome 1600 series sewing machines. Instead, you cover them with the darning plate. I haven't found the darning plate sold separately. https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/jan-767-827-009.php is a source for the darning foot and darning plate. As far as I can tell, the darning plate is not among the original accessories for any of the Janome 1600 models. The manuals for two of the Janome 1600 models are on the retired machine page: https://www.janome.com/support/retired-machine-manuals/ . The manual for the Janome 1600P-QC is on that machine page: https://www.janome.com/machines/sewing/1600p-qc/ . The direct link to this manual is https://www.janome.com/siteassets/support/manuals/professional-series/inst-book-1600pqc.pdf .

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Cindy Wells

Janome Sewing... | Answered on May 16, 2019

Sounds like your tension is too tight for one, and the timing is off . That's why you hear a click. The gears aren't in sync.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on May 15, 2019

Hello I have a Combi dX 502 model so I will send you a photo and I wonder if you buy them back Thank you for replying


No, FIXYA does not buy or sell sewing machines.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on May 10, 2019

In the bottom of the machine is where the reverse mechanism is. There is a cam that slides on a shaft to reverse it. Sometime the cam get stuck, try using some WD40 to clean it and the lubricate with sewing machine oil if it frees up.

Good Luck

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Apr 30, 2019

Hi Eleanor, that issue is almost always the thread itself causing it but here are a bunch of things to try. ONE AT A TIME...so you'll know immediately how to fix it next time.
1. Try a different spool of thread.
2. Turn the spool around so the thread comes off the spool on the opposite end.
3. Change your needle and make sure you are using the right needle for the thread and the job. (I'm notorious for skipping that step, and I pay for it every time...when I grow up, I want to remember stuff!)
4. Check your tension...too tight may cause it.
5. Make sure there are no burrs around the hole in the foot plate. If a burr catches a bit of the thread, it can catch one of the plies of the thread and pull only that one, that will make it twist up on itself further back
6. Check the tensions discs for burrs and debris. I take mine off and clean them with alcohol and then put a dab of clear machine oil on them, then wipe that off so it's not dripping. Don't take yours off if you are not comfortable with doing it. If you loosen the tension, you can wrap a tooth pick with a piece of scrap, put some alcohol on the scrap and move it around between the discs. Another (my fav) option is to use pipe cleaners with a bit of alcohol on them.

I hope something works, good luck!

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Apr 30, 2019

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