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My Janome Sewist 521 sewing machine problem .The stitch pattern is stuck on F stitch pattern. Is there anything I can do to fix it? Or do I need to take it to a sewing machine repair shop ?

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I would take it in for repair or adjustment.

Posted on Jul 15, 2018


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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: My sewing machine is not sewing stitches

That is irritating! Singer has your manual; check out:

I believe it costs $15.00.

Happy sewing!


Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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SOURCE: When i start to sew

There has to be a problem in your threading or your needle. You may have the needle inserted backwards, flat side has to face rear or the needle is bent. Totally unthread your machine and make sure that there are no tangles and that it feeding the right way. Watch how they show your for threading and winding the bobbin, plus threading the bobbin. Good luck, but I truly think it is in your threading.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010

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SOURCE: lost my sewing instruction manual when moving

You can download some partial manuals from the Janome site.
This is for the Janome D'cor Excel Pro 5124:
Which should be similar to the ohter model number you mention.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 16, 2010

SOURCE: My brand new Janome Sewist 500 is making noise - it's clunking as I sew. I'm sewing two layers of cotton twill, stitch A, length 2, tension 5. Help!

have you checked to see if the bobbin is in the bobbin case correctly
is it still under warrenty? you might want to take back to the place you bought it from & let them check it

Posted on Mar 10, 2012

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try a ballpoint or a stretch stitch needle, that what I use when sewing
knit, t-shirt. it doesn't break the fiber in the fabric.

Posted on Jun 05, 2012

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