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These machines are known to have this problem. The feed lift cam has a groove worn in it that won't allow the feed dogs to come back up. It is on the lower shaft and needs to be replaced. You can get the feed dogs back up by taking off the needle plate and lifting them up manually while turning the hand wheel. They should stay up until you drop them again.
Some people will not replace the cam and live with it.
good luck!

Janome Memory... | Answered 2 days ago

Try reading the USB memory stick on a PC to verify it functions.

Try formatting a new or different known good memory stick using your sewing machine.

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Janome Sewing... | Answered 3 days ago

My Janome 9000 has always done that. I can prevent it by raising the needle when I first start the machine, getting it to sew quickly or raising the needle and letting the machine sit for a few minutes. I think my computer wants to warm up a minute. As you can see I.m not a technical person but it works for me.

Janome Memory... | Answered on Jan 03, 2020

go google and type in-- driver for janome 1000 plus version 3 for win 7 os
the first site up is software updates for janome global site
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Janome Memory... | Answered on Dec 20, 2019

Change your needle and if it continues to happen, change the thread. Most likely your needle and thread are not compatible, ie the thread is too large for the needle's eye. Also, inexpensive thread will shred.


Janome MB4 Four... | Answered on Dec 19, 2019

unthread it and totally it rethread from the right through all tension discs

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Dec 18, 2019

check with janome to see if they have a update or patch

Janome Memory... | Answered on Dec 18, 2019


Janome Sewing... | Answered on Dec 02, 2019

Replace the needle then rethread in order: upper looper, lower looper, right needle, left needle

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Nov 14, 2019

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