Service and Repair


Service and Repair

AJ's Stitchin' Time provides on-site Commercial Embroidery Machine Repair, Service, and Training on most brands of machines.

9100xx Dennis is currently certified, trained and/or approved as a technician for the following commercial embroidery machines. We are authorized to service, train and do warranty work on these machines.

  • 2008: Toyota – Trained, and certified service and repair technician, rank A
  • 2008: Happy – Certified and approved on single and multi-head machines.
  • 2009: Meistergram - Trained, certified and approved on single and multi-head machines.
  • 2009: Ricoma – Trained, certified and approved.
  • 2010: Inbro - Certified and approved.
  • 2013: ZSK – Trained, certified and approved on single and multi-head machines.
  • 2014: Tajima – Approved by Hirsch.
  • 2014: SWF – Approved by Sew-tech, Coldesi and SWF Central.

I work on Barudan, and Melco embroidery machines however I am not certified, and/or trained on these machines. I know the mechanical sides of the machines well and still learning the electrical and software. I would be happy to work on your machine and in most cases I can repair them, However, I cannot guarantee that I can repair these machines.

Neo-Chinese Machines:

Around  2008 a new type of Chinese machine emerged that is different and better than the older Dahoa based machines. I provide embroidery machine service, Repair, and Training on these new Chinese machines. The following is a list of the Neo-Chinese machines that I am familiar with. 

  • Avance'
  • Pantograms GS1501
  • Pro Capsule
  • Ricoma

Please look at this article for more information on the Neo-Chinese Machines.

Chinese Dahao based embroiodery machines:

I provide Embroidery Machine Service, Repair, and Training on most Chinese machines using Dahao operating software including Aemco, Butterfly, Consew, Dublin, Feiya, Highland, Mesa, Meistergram, Prodigi, and Yamata. These are chinese machines and for the most part use the same operating software and are built from the same blueprint.

Older Machines    (Machines older that 10 years old)

I have a fellow technician I work with sometimes that says “I will wash your car, mow your lawn, or work on your embroidery machine. But, I charge the same amount for any service call.” Sometimes older machines present unique and interesting problems. Some of these machines I call my ZIP CODE MACHINES because I can repair one component of these machines and something else entirely unrelated may break before I get out of the Zip Code.   Some of the issues that I encounter are:

  • Out of date technology.
  • Parts are not available.
  • Technical support may no longer be provided by their company.
  • The company may no longer be in business.
  • I am trained on machines that were built after 2007.

The bottom line is I will do my best to repair your machine but I cannot guarantee that I can repair these older machines. I will be happy to work on them, but I must charge for the time and expenses that it takes to stay in business.  



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Travel Plans: We may be servicing a machine near you. Follow this link to see my current travel plans.

Travel Plans

My schedule is constantly changing. Check back frequently for up to date information.

Projected Travel Plans Updated = 10/09/2018

--This week--:  

October 28-November 3-

Tennessee; Clarksville, Johnson City, Maryville,
November 4-10- Alabama: Talladega, Georgia: Cumming, Douglasville,
November 11-17-  North Carlina: Denver,
November 18-24-


November 25- December 1-

Georgia: Suwanee, Minnesota: Akeley,

December 2-8 -

 Wyoming: Casper,

December 9-15 -


December 16-22 -


December 23-29-

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December 30- January 5 -






Pending Travel Locations (Will be going, Date not set, Waiting on other participants)

 Indianna: Brownsburg, 

Locations Traveled in 2018

Alabama: Altoona, Auburn, Birmingham, Decatur, Eufaula, Hazel Green, Killen, Montgomery, Mobile, Rainbow City, Semmes, Wetumpka,

Arkansas: Stuttgart, West Memphis,

Florida: Davenport, Jacksonville, Margate, Orlando, Palmbay, Tampa,

Georgia: Augusta, Bainbridge, Buford, Cartersville, Chatsworth, Cleveland, Commerce, Cummiong, Dallas, Fayetteville, Forsyth, Grayson, Hephzibah, Hinesville, Hiram, Homerville, Jefferson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Marietta, McDonough, Moultrie, Nashville, Savannah, Tifton, Warner Robins, Warrenton,

Kentucky; Murrey,

Louisianna: Brousard, New Orleans, Pollack

Maryland; Easton,

Michigan: Port Huron, Taylor,

Missouri: Cape Girardeau, Springfield,

Mississipi: Bruce, Columbia, Hattiesburg, Mendenhall, Shubuta,

North Carolina:  Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Jacksonville, Kenley, North Charleston, Rocky Mount, Wake Forest, Wilmington,

North Dakota: Grand Forks,

South Carolina: Easley, Hilton Head, Johnston, Lake City,

Tennessee: Bean Station, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Elizabethton, Memphis, Mount Pleasant,

Virginia: Onancock, Richmond, Yorktown, Virginia Beach,




Locations Travled in 2017

Alabama: Auburn, Birmingham, Decatur, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Walnut Grove,

Connecticut: Modus,

Florida: Apopka, Cocoa Beach, Deltona, Gainesvile, Jacksonville, Pensecola, Tampa,

Georgia:  Adele, Alpharetta, Athens, Augusta, Buford, Canton, Chamblee, Columbus, Conyers, Covington, Cumming, Dallas, Dawsonville, Douglasville, Duluth, Flowery Branch, Forsyth, Gainesville, Grayson, Hinesville, Homerville, Jesup, Kennesaw, Leesburg, Lilburn, Lithonia, Macon, Mableton, Marietta, Moultrie, Nashville, Norcross, Powdersprings, Rincon, Ringgold, Roswell, Savannah, Stockbridge, Suwanee, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waco, Williamson, Woodstock,   

Kentucky:  Henderson, Louisville,

Louisianna: New Orleans, ,

Maine: Bangor,

Mississippi: Hattiesburg, Mendenhall, Natchez, Ocean Springs,

Missouri: Springfield,

North Carolina: Canton, Charlotte, Dunn, Fayetteville, Franklin, Goldsboro, Kenley, Rocky Mount, Wake Forest, Whiteville, Wilmington,

North Dakota:  Napoleon,  

Oklahoma: Durant,  Elk City

Ohio: Dayton, Delaware, Westerville,

Pennsylvania:   Irvine,

South Carolina: Beaufort, Easley, Eutawville, Greer, Lake City, Travelers Rest, Turbeville, Simpsonville, Summerville, Westminister,

Tennessee: Fayetteville, Loudon, Nashville, Nkota, Soddy Daisy, Vonore,

Texas: Houston,

Virginia: Newport News, Richmond,




Emergency Repair Kit


Emergency Repair Kit

Nothing is worse than having a technician arrive at your business and after a brief look he tells you we must order parts. The repair is delayed, additional expenses of return service, and the lost use of the machine gets expensive.

I have created a list of the most common parts and suggested things that may need to be replaced on a machine. I call it an Emergency Repair Kit. I suggest you order one for each head. These are suggested parts so you may need to add to the list or you may not need all parts listed.

 Emergency Repair Kit.pdf

Emergency Repair Kit
Machine Type  
Page Num Ref# Parts Num Parts Name Cost QTY Total
Reciprocator   1  
Rotary Hook   1  
Needle Clamps   3  
  Presser Foot   3  
Presser Foot Rings   10  
Rubber cushion   15  
Needles   20  
Picker   1  
Thread Hook   1  
Velcro   2  
Takeup levers   3  
      Bobbin case   1  


If you would like to have AJST order the parts for you please call or email Tracee .

 AJ’s Stitchin’ Time
Dennis     Tracee
678-431-2089    678-431-1467 
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Here are my Rates and Cost Estimates for service calls and training. Call or Send me your infomation and we can provide an estimate.

To estimate the cost, add the Service Rate +Travel Rate + Lodging Rate.

SERVICE RATE:  - $95.00 per hour.

  • The invoice is printed before the service and the time printed on the invoice is only an estimate and will be adjusted as needed.
  • There is a Two hour minimum on calls.

TRAVEL RATE:  - .65 per mile, round trip.

  • Round Trip Mileage as determined by Google Maps.
  • Road Trips and Shared Trips: I split the cost of travel between the customers involved in the Trip if they are in the same area. This will usually make the travel cost Half Price.
  • I have a coupon for Travel cost on trips over 500 miles, round trip. You may qualify for a discount on your travel cost.

LODGING RATE:  - $120.00 per night

  • When overnight stays are required a Lodging Fee may be charged.
  • This rate may be higher if the rates of the hotels in the area exceed the Lodging Rate. (Football/Baseball games, event rates etc...)
  • This fee covers food and lodging.

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Print out these coupons to save money on service or travel.

Travel Plans: We may be servicing a machine near you. Follow this link to see my current travel plans.


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Checking the total stitch count on a Toyota EMB 9000 / 9100


Checking the total stitch count on a Toyota EMB 9000 / 9100.

Warning: Turn the machine off before setting Test Mode:
You should read the entire process before beginning.

1. Turn the machine off.
2. Access the dip switches on the control module.
On my machine, I took a screw off of the back of the module.
3. Insure the machine is off!
Set the bottom switch to the right most position.
(DSW1-1 only to ON)
4. Turn the machine back on.
The machine should now show TEST MODE on the display.
5. Press the SET key.
The machine should now show Test menu with #1 = Panel.
6. Press the SET key again.
The machine should now show Panel menu.
7. Navigate to the MAINTENANCE selection (#5).
8. Press the SET key again.

This selection should yield an encoded value:


Read more: Checking the total stitch count on a Toyota EMB 9000 / 9100

Avance' PDF and other Files


Avance' and Pantograms GS 1501 Operation Manuals, Parts Manuals, and other PDF's.


Brand of Machine Model  Operation Manual
 Parts Manual
 Technical Stuff
 Avance' PTCS/MT Single Head PTCS-7S/MT Operation Manual V2.0  PTCS-7S/ MT Parts Manual V2.0  
Pantograms GS 1501  PTCS-05 english manual  PTCS-05 parts manual  

Toyota PDF and other Files


Toyota Operation Manuals, Parts Manuals, and other PDF's.

Brand of Machine Model  Operation Manual
 Parts Manual
 Technical Stuff
Toyota Toyota 9100  Embroidery Machine Basics 9100 Parts Manual 9000-9100 Dip Switch
        9000-9100 Needle Case Error
        9000-9100 Hook Timing
      9000-9100 Drive Lever Repair
        Adjustment of Hook timing
   Toyota 9000    9000 Parts Manual 9000-9100 Movable and Fixed Knife Installation
      9000-9100 Oiling Points
        9000-9100 Needle bar adjustment or replacement
        9000-9100 Needle bar height 
        9000-9100 Potentiometer Reading 
        9000-9100 Potentiometer Replacement 
        charleston code
        9000-9100 Threading
  9000-9100 Serial Connection 
        9100 Wireless setup 
  Connecting ESP9100 via Ethernet
        Setting up a Toyota 9000 to Wilcom