May 15 2016
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This is a common problem with new Janome machines, it seems. These forums are littered with questions related to my same issue, but the ONLY solution offered is "see your dealer."
Unfortunately, I toted this (supposedly) awesome new sewing machine as my carry-on luggage from Michigan to Saudi Arabia!
There are no dealers here. I would like a solution that I can implement myself--I don't care if it voids the warranty. The only reason I haven't thrown this new machine out of my 9th-story apartment window is because I don't want to injure a pedestrian.
As far as I can tell, I'm doing everything by the book. But, it's the same ol' issue that scores of others have experienced with their pricey new Janome machines. Namely, this ...
"When I try to wind a bobbin the machine just makes a 'whirring' sound, but doesn't do anything!"
Same here. Any solutions or ideas? I'm mechanically-minded enough to give anything a shot. I have zero other options here in the Arabian desert, besides hauling it 7000 miles back to my beloved Michigan.
Can you tell I'm frustrated?!