Yes, I thought the Janome 9000, my first machine and one of Janome’s first electronic machines, was dead. All the evidence pointed to it being dead. After talking to the Sewing Machine Place lady when she serviced my DC5100, as I may have mentioned, I decided to take the 9k in again and see if there was any way I could sew with it again.
Well, the Janome 9k is back and back in action. I sewed on it all day Saturday from the moment I started to sew until I went to watch Ghostbusters with the family. I know that movie is old, but there are some funny lines in it and we wanted to see it again before we go to see the new one. Also, the YM had never seen it, so it is a good excuse to get him to hang out with us.
Ghostbusters was hilarious. There is good and bad with the machine.
- I don’t have a machine sitting around that doesn’t work
- It sews pretty well. It has a good stitch.
- I have a knee lift to use again!
- It is quieter than the DC5100
- Embroidery should work fine. It was calibrated, etc, but I haven’t tried it yet.
- It is still an older machine and some of the operations are a little smoother on the newer DC5100
- The decorative stitches are a little squished
- It doesn’t feed quite evenly, especially when I start out, but I think it did that before
- I have to get used to it again
- There is a strange whooshing sound when I sew. Not loud or annoying, just different.
She couldn’t repair the wear and tear on the machine and I didn’t expect her to. Having this machine back will keep me for awhile. I still want a new machine, though.