Lots of great features, some not so great
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I have been a Janome fan since I purchased the 6600, which I still consider the finest machine I have ever owned (and I have owned a lot of different machines). I love the great lighting, the hovering food, the pop off throat plate, and the straight stitch foot and HP throat plate. I do not like how picky the machine is for needles. I have primarily used Organ needles for over 10 years, but my 9400 doesn't seem to like the regular ones, only the Janome purple tip. Otherwise it skips stitches doing binding or going over thick seams. I have also had tension problems and have had the machine serviced twice in less than a year. My reasoning is that the machine I have was one of the first. If I could trade it in, I would trade it for another 9400 and hope my experience improves. This would not keep me from recommending the machine to others. I admit, its special features have me spoiled.