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my beautiful 6600P is sick, needs help!
6600P will not sew, AT ALL
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Date: 10/8/12 1:56 PM

Hi all Janome lovers: I have a wonderful 6600P which has worked, with yearly maintenance by me (the dealer taught me how because I live far out from her) for 7 years without fail. All of a sudden after almost daily use quilting, sewing and embroidery for that time, the machine started hanging up..when I would begin to stitch the bobbin would foul, and the machine would give an electronic "stutter" and quit.

I have it apart now (it is due for yearly maintenance this week) and I do have a backup 1600P that I'm using, but can anyone tell me what might be the problem? (and before you ask, yes I've checked for bent needles, worn feed dogs, tightened everything up, and cleaned it all. I am going to do the lubrication job and total machine cleaning the dealer taught me today and tomorrow. Failing that I will call Kenssew or AllBrands and ask about this problem.
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Judy, rural Texas

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Date: 10/8/12 4:04 PM

Have you replaced the black bobbincase with a new one? One that's worn out would cause the bottom thread to come out too loose, this can lock the machine. Did your dealer teach you to remove the top cover and the bottom cover of the machine? The gears inside do need lubrication.

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Date: 10/8/12 7:08 PM

Wow I have only had my 6600 since May but I love love love ir! Gee I don't know what to say. Could it have a burr or something in the bobbin area? Or somewhere else? Maybe it is the bobbin case. That seems to be the only plastic piece on it. Mine has a quirk-the bobbin thread can come out of the bobbin case-I don't know why and it doesn't happen often but it is annoying because I will get a nest. It has happened a couple of times. On my Kenmore/Janome I have to make sure the plates are screwed down tight-tighter than I think they should be or I get nests so I make it a point to tighten up the plates on the 6600 too. I hope you can figure it out but it might be time for service.

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Date: 10/8/12 10:52 PM

I do not pretend to know what has happened to your machine but it makes me think that something is misaligned. Hopefully you have tried to re-seat the bobbin holder. If this happens each time you sit down to sew or attempt to, then my advise is to visit your dealer. It could be as simple as replacing the bobbin case. Hopefully nothing more.
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Date: 10/9/12 4:19 AM

Thread lock and machine shuts it's self down, to save it's self and motor? Black gear under bobbin area still there and really all intact, or bits chipped off of it or maybe part of a pin stuck in it? Or thread wrapped all around it? Needle hits all over and into your plastic bobbin case that cause rough places that catch the thread? Point of your hook still there? Not enough top tension for some reason, so that immediate causes loopies and a mess on the back of your fabric and thread lock in the bobbin area of machine? Maybe some things to think about and check.

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Date: 10/9/12 4:27 AM

By accident, maybe stuck glaced hand quilting thread with the wrong twist to it, for sewing machines into the machine? But even though you can't sew very far with that stuff, I don't think it would actually turn a machine off. Thread all sucked down into your fly wheel? That would make the machine hard to turn, even by hand, even with no on purpose thread in it, I think.

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Date: 10/10/12 7:54 PM

How is the 6600? Have you been able to figure out the problem?

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