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Janome Memory Craft 9000

by D. Reed
(Muncie, IN)

Purchased in 2000 and used infrequently because I have another Elna SU.

In 2009, upon my retirement, it began to malfunction, in which case, I took it to the repair shop. I was told that it was one of the circuit boards which cost $500.00. The cost of all 4 new circuit boards would be $1500.00 which I cannot afford. I am very disappointed in the service and longevity of such an expensive toy.

My Elna SU is about 30 yrs old and never had any problems.

Note from the Editor: This has got to be so frustrating for you. To finally have the time to enjoy sewing and quilting, and then have the machine go KAPUT! like that. I know I had to replace a cracked foot pedal on my Viking Design I and it was over $100.

Have you written to Janome to see if they can offer some alternatives? Or maybe take the machine in in trade?

Readers, if you have experience with this machine you are invited to share them using the 'Comment' link found just below.

Thank you!


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Apr 12, 2018
Older Computerized Machine that Will fail at some point
by: Joyce

I purchased this machine for 400 dollars at a dealer to use while I was in Florida. I used it only for 4 to 6 months a year until this year 2018.

The one motherboard went on it.

These things happen with computerized machines. I was told by a Bernina dealer that they usually start failing around the 10th year in most brands of machines. I have decided not to fix it. It still can sew but will often continue the sewing motion after I stop sewing. This machine was made in the 1990s and you need to think long and hard before buying one at anything but a very bottom price.

The embroidery portion of the machine is so outdated it should not be factored into the price.

Sep 03, 2012
Janome MC9000
by: Anonymous

My Janome MC 9000 is the best machine EVER! The smoothness of the stitches and ease of use cannot be beat by any of other machine. I have looked to upgrade and even test drove many other machines. No Can Do, none of them can even compare. If you get the chance to get one GET IT.

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