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shara jean
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Date: 4/8/14 2:21 PM

I cannot get the stitching correct on my coverpro. Its new like one week old. I went through 3 thread rolls on this last week trying to get it right. I took it back to the dealer thinking there is an issue. She re-adjust everything to 6-6-4 for mid-lightweight fabric and seemed to have it ok. I thought this was too much for my type of fabric and that maybe there is an issue but I got home and tryed with my binder attachment and its still not right. Am I correct thinking that maybe this machine was not right from factory and that it should be replaced?
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Date: 4/8/14 3:50 PM

Make an appointment and take your project fabric, project thread, binder, and whatever else you're using to the dealer and see if they can make it work properly... while you are there watching and taking notes. You have to have the same exact scenario you've got at home. Give the dealer a few more chances with the machine before you ask for a replacement. Most states' lemon laws say after three failures to correct something, then action has to be taken. YMMV
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Date: 4/9/14 9:45 AM

I went through the same "dance" and did have the machine replaced, and finally went to the 900 and love it.
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Date: 4/9/14 11:47 AM

I have the 1000 and have never had problems that couldn't be fixed with adjusting the tensions. However, there is a giant thread here on the Janome cs and there were several people who had difficulties that were definitely due to having a lemon. I agree take your material etc and your thread and take it into your dealer.

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Date: 4/9/14 12:08 PM

I too have the 1000 and had some issues with the tension. I spent quite a bit of time messing with the tensions. Finally got them right and haven't had any problems since.

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Date: 4/9/14 4:40 PM

Some of these machines are lemons. I bought one 2nd hand, spent 2 years and a fistful of money (tune up, needles, etc). It skipped stitches constantly. I used it to trade in for a Babylock and never regretted it.
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Date: 4/11/14 4:38 AM

I'd like some more info. What exactly is not right? The looper? Are the needle threads not sitting right?

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Date: 2/7/15 8:54 AM

You know that darn machine was totally a lemon. I did get a new one. but i waisted a bunch of project fabric and threads on it and to this day i am not in love with the results of my replacement. I am using wooly nylon in the looper and Gutt in the needles and nothing I do will prevent tunneling, I did try some interface today but I still get the tunnel a bit, I am going to try without the wooly nylon and see how it goes. My tensions were at 0 and I always had skipped stitching or bunched stitching around the necklines and at seams even with adjusting the seam length at the seams. I haven't used this machine much this past year probably due to all the trouble I had but I am going to try to use it more this year. I did buy several attachments and I tried to use a binder with it with not much better results. I previously remember using serger thread in the looper without any luck but Im going to give it a try.
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Date: 2/7/15 9:26 AM

I own this machine and I never get tunneling when EVERYTHING is correct.

If you are sewing knits make sure you have ball point needles installed.

If you are sewing wovens (NOT KNITS) make sure you do NOT have ball point needles installed; this will contribute to the tunneling issue.

If all of this is correct then either there is a problem with the threading or it is a tension issue.

Try turning the pressure knob on top of the machine to the right a few times. This will increase the pressure on the foot. Sometimes this helps. If it doesn't turn the knob to the left to decrease the pressure on the foot. Sometimes it has an effect on the results of the stitch quality.

With the foot down pull on the looper thread. There should be tension, but it shouldn't break the thread or drag your machine across the table. It should be a bit tight, but not too tight.

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Date: 2/7/15 2:57 PM

I have had a CP 1000 for 10 years and any problems have been operator error.
For me skipped stitches usually mean the needles need changing Make sure you are using EL needles I use 80 for knits and 14 for wovens especially when I need to go over bulky seams.
Let the machine feed the fabric - what I mean is don't pull fabric thru.
The extens8on table is very useful to prevent drag on the light weight knits.
Thread with the foot up.
I use ordinary thread needles and looper the woolly nylon might be causing your tunnelling.
I often starch hems of light weight knits to make them behave.
That's all I can think of for now.
Going to you dealer with your fabric etc is a really good idea.

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