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|Member since: 11/25/11 |
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|Posted on:||4/16/14 3:09 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$299|
|Had this machine for:||1 year|
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This review does not cover stitches and features as one can see those any place, but I wanted to comment on the durability of the machine.
Firstly - as many have said in reviews around the web, it is durable. It is however, more the workhorse than the precision machine you might expect for a relatively low cost minimal feature machine. The bobbin issues I have read about are haunting us now. I am the mechanic in the family and have worked on many mechanical machines over the years, and other than Japanese knockoff singer-alike machines from the 60's, this one seems destined to have trouble. The bobbin case is sloppy inside the hook assembly, and the case rattles around in there and causes lots of noise. The bobbin case carrier has so much 'slap' that it makes an on-again/off-again racket. There is about a 2mm space where the hook assembly hits the case carrier stops which causes the noise. It looks like there is a spring steel pad to prevent this, but it is not adjustable and is loose and sloppy. My rather extensive experience with other machines with side load bobbin assemblies is that all I have seen have been more precise. I read somewhere that this carrier has been replaced by a redesigned one, and i lookforward to that fix if this is true.
Lastly, the machine is great otherwise, but I've been unable to fix th the rats nest and missed bottom stitches that have begun. The book assembly appears to be eccentric as the bobbin carrier moves ever so slightly right to left when sewing. I've never seen a hook moving in this way, and we've never jammed it up enough to bend the hook. So we wait and see what the service people say. Hope this helps someone.
Our other machines include a 30 year old Pfaff 1222, beat up, but sews like a champ, and a nicer one as well, some singers, an elna... All are much more precise than the Janome.
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