Here I Go Again


The fabric for the blocks is all cut.
This is as far as I got before my sewing machine started beeping at me.
This is the second fail in two months.
I had the Juki 2000 QVP serviced in June.
In July, I made it a point of frequently cleaning out the machine.
I hardly used the Juki in August, since I used my Viking for projects like mug rugs and coiled fabric plates.

Initially, I was very happy with the machine which is just over a year old. However, I never did like the set up for winding the bobbin. The mechanism bobs up and down and shoots off the cap. When I had the machine serviced in June, I was given a small part to hold in the spool, but it still doesn’t work well.
Today, I noticed the tension was not right. It took a lot of trial and error to finally get a good thread tension. Then, as I was about to sew the third block, the machine started beeping. It is not the continuous beeping that occurred when I had to take it to the shop in June. At that time, I was told that the electronics jammed because the cleaning I did was not deep enough to reach the parts. The service man suggested using canned air to clean, even though the manual instructs not to do so. I have not used canned air.
The beeping today is a series of 3 beeps. The manual directs one to clean out the bobbin area, since this beeping indicates there might be a loose thread in the bobbin. I have cleaned the bobbin area  repeatedly, and the machine still beeps.
I truly regret purchasing this machine. I will pull out my non-electronic Viking machine to finish this project.
On Monday, I will be calling the dealer to see what can be done.
In spite of all this hassle, I am happy with the blocks I made so far.

10 thoughts on “Here I Go Again

  1. Have you removed the whole bobbin plate and bobbin case out of the bobbin area? I invested in a $7 vacuum attachment for my vacuum cleaner from Nancysnotions.com. It does a good job of getting the deeper dust balls. Unless you have sewn a gob of stuff with it, I would say when it was serviced, it was serviced poorly. Nothing more frustrating!

    1. Thank you for your input. I cleaned and re-cleaned after removing the bobbin plate and case…as much as I could. Then I covered the machine up for the night. It has worked this morning, so far. I sent an email to the dealer and have received acknowledgement of receiving the email. I hope to hear from them on Monday. I will certainly look up the vacuum attachment on Nancy’s Notions. Thanks again.

    1. I keep telling myself that I am smarter than my machine and I can figure it out.😄I got it working again, but something is still not right. I pulled out my old non-electronic so I can finish this project without getting anymore white hair with the stress.

      1. Back in the 90’s when I was doing fabric work I had a Babylock regular sewing machine with a few electronic things – like buttonholes, thank goodness. (I still have this machine). I thought about upgrading to a more electronic one, tried one out, and took it back, because it was had a mind of its own and I felt I lost control over some functions. Eek, it was smarter than I wanted it to be. So I am totally sympathetic with your trouble with your machine. My mom made exquisite clothes for us with a Necchi from about 1960, totally mechanical.

      2. I thought I could get by with this model because it had minimal electronics and no real bells and whistles. But it has turned out to be troublesome. I have learned a lesson…an expensive one.

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