Just replaced this lemon with a Brother cs6000i. So now I'm thinking of taking the Joname apart. At first it was shredding the thread so took it in for repairs. $100+ later it was still shredding thread so took it back and of course it didn't shredd thread while at the shop. Came home and sewed 4 inches when it shredded the thread again. I wasn't willing to spend more money on it, so my friend took it home and fiddled with it and used a pre-wound bobbin in it. Bingo it worked for 2 weeks then the foot peddle quit working, so I bought a new machine. Now the Janome is just daring me to take it apart, how hard can that be. LOL. Any thoughts on the foot pedal.