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« on: May 16, 2010 08:08:53 AM »

Hi guys
I own this sewing machine listed here: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-Janome-19110-Sewing-Machine-Quilting-Patchwork-BNIB-/260569600924?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Sewing&hash=item3cab28939c#ht_24855wt_1165
In general it is a brilliant machine that does not require oiling and I've yet to try out all of it's functions properly.
However, the other day I attempted (with my sewing teacher) to do a button hole. After eventually figuring out how to put the button onto the foot etc, I started sewing. The machine makes part of the "L" before stopping with three short beeps, it will not sew again regardless of what you ask. You have to remove the material and turn the machine off before you can attempt to sew again. After this happened a few times, my teacher tried to do a button hole on her machine (which she had not done before, since she generally makes quilts or doll's clothes or things that don't need button holes), and found that every time she attempted a button hole it would start the hole fine but continue on the vertical part instead of turning a corner like it is supposed to.
I'm thinking whatever we're doing wrong, it's causing both machines to have problems sewing a button hole. My teacher's machine is not computerised so I presume this is why it has a different result.
Does anyone have any idea why either machine is doing this?
Also, one other question, my machine came with 2 sets of 5 needles (as pictured in the link), and I wanted to know how you differentiate between them. I've read books on needles and I am guessing the blue tipped one is denim, but haven't yet figured out how you know what is what?
Any help you can give me is much appreciated - even a link to a thread about a similar issue would be fantastic. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010 05:28:33 AM »

Did you get a manual? (I have a pdf version that I can easily share if you contact me directly with your email addy)

Are you pulling down the button hole lever near the needle bar/ presser bar??

The blue tip is Sears Kenmore code for stretch needles.

This machine was made by Janome, but intended originally to be sold through Sears as a Kenmore.  The Kenmore Model number would have been 385.19110.  385 is the "source code" for Janome made machines.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010 05:56:04 AM »

Yes, I have a manual. I followed everything it said step-by-step which is why I'm assuming I haven't followed one of them properly. I'm pretty sure I pulled the button hole lever - would it help if I put the foot on the way I understand it goes on and take a pic of it?
Oh ok then - I have four other needles in the same pack (and I have 2 of those packs) and I have no idea of what those 8 needles are for. I was hoping one would be a denim needle.
In my research I did find out it was a Kenmore, but mine is branded as Janome so I didn't know if it'd make a difference mentioning the Kenmore thing.
Thank you for your help Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010 07:02:32 AM »

Sears/Kenmore uses the color coding system for it's needles.  You can go to the sears website and search through their sewing machine needles to see what the various colors mean. So in that regard, knowing that the machine was meant to be a Kenmore, is helpful to your query.

The manual has illustrations of exactly how the foot should be installed.  I suggest comparing what you are doing to what is shown in the manual.  The  pull down lever should be pulled down  behind the little tab on the side of the foot.  I bet your iether not pulling it down, or you don't have it behind the foot as shown in the manual.

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010 07:16:02 AM »

Oh ok then - I'm in Australia so Sears/Kenmore doesn't actually mean all that much to me lol. I'll go have a look at the website but 4 of the 5 needles are just plain silver, no indication whatsoever of what they might be.
I'll try again tomorrow and see if I can figure it out, and if I get the same issue I'll post a pic of the manual and of what I'm doing and see if anyone can see where I've gone wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010 07:33:41 AM »

Having googled Kenmore 19110 (after checking out Sears and found the needle pack is referred to as "assorted") I did manage to find out what the issue is with the button hole here http://www.fixya.com/support/t1522984-recieving_l6_code_when_trying_sew_button
http://www.fixya.com/support/t1501720-am_trying_use
So I realise now that the pull down lever you're referring to is the thing in the second link above. I wasn't aware of that tab because in the manual it doesn't actually mention having to pull anything down, and the picture isn't very clear. I don't have the manual with me at the moment but I don't recall noticing that pull down lever but my manual got wet and while drying the pages my cat attacked it so it's possible the picture I was looking at was missing a little bit lol.
I'll bet it's the same issue for my sewing teacher so Ill ring her tomorrow and tell her.
Thanks for the help Smiley
Still not sure about the needles though - is there a way of checking from the sharpness or something?
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