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My sew mini janome has the bobbin that does not turn and does not sew. Can you help me?

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  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2008

    my sew mini janome has the bobbin that does not turn and does not sew.
    Can you help me?

  • rew9w Jan 12, 2009

    the bobbin in the sew mini does not turn and so the needle is hitting the plastic bobbin holder whenever I'm sewing forward and nothing happens when sewing backwards

  • roseglad Jan 13, 2009

    We got the janome mini yesterday, it worked for 5 minutes, then the bobbin stopped working. Top thread will not pick up bobbin.

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SOURCE: Janome M100 mini sewing machine

Providing you have checked to make sure the needle is in correctly, if the machine will not pick up the thread then the machine will need retiming.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Janome mini sewing machine not picking up thread

Is it under warranty? A dealer should be able to check it out without cost to you. Do you have the bobbin in properly.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Janome sew mini will not pick up bobbin thread

Oil the machine first. Then, determine whether or not you need any parts at all.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: How to thread bobbin in a Janome 415?

Here is a link to the manual that shows how to thread the bobbin. :)
http://www.janome.com/documents/File/ManualFile/415_Instr_book.pdf

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: SIMILAR PROBLEM OF TOP THREAD ACCUMULATING IN BOBBIN AREA

it sounds like a needle threading problem. if you have the instruction book, pull yout needle thread off the machine and re-thread as per the book ie presser foot up and make sure thread goes betwen tension discs and up over takeup lever.

to check needle tension is ok, lower presser foot and pull needle thread through needle, the needle thread should be tight enough to bend the needle a little.

goodluck,

scott.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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First, in order to get the bobbin thread up, you have to turn the wheel backward, not forward. If you try this, and it is not the problem, keep going.

Next you need to check the needle. There is a screw on the right side of the needle carriage right underneath the underside of the top...unscrew this and the needle should come right out. The flat side of the needle shank should go towards the back of the machine. If it isn't, switch it so that it is and try again.

If this doesn't solve your problem, what has happened is that the gears in the machine have gotten out of alignment. There is an easy fix:

Take off the plate that covers the bobbin chase...there are two screws one on each side. Remove these...you need a stub screwdriver, because regular ones will not fit under there.

Remove the bobbin carriage and the bobbin, making careful note of how they fit back in. Take a picture before disassembling it so you have a reference.

The part that carries the thread around the bobbin is still in the machine. Turn the wheel and you will see it rotate. What has happened is that the needle is not going down in the machine at the right point because someone kept sewing after it jammed and one gear kept going while the other one didn't and now it is out of alignment. These machines have plastic gears and the can slip past each other if you aren't careful not to stop immediately when they jam.

To fix it, you are going to have to do some trial and error. Grab the rotating part of the bobbin chase and hold it firmly. Rotate the wheel forward until you hear it click once. Then rotate the wheel backward again and see if it grabs the top thread. If it doesn't, repeat holding the bobbin chase and turning the wheel forward until it does.

Once you have the gears basically aligned, you will need to reassemble everything. Put the face plate back on and put at least one of the screws in all the way. The face plate holds the bobbin chase in correctly and if you don't fasten it it will not work correctly.

Now try sewing. If it starts to jam, stop immediately, cut the threads and look at the back. If it's a loopy mess, you are going to have to dissamble as before and again grasp the bobbin chase and turn the wheel forward one more click, then reassemble and try again. Eventually, you will find exactly the right alignment and the machine will sew perfectly.

I just had to make this fix on my own machine...I didn't want to take it in for repair because the bench fee alone would cost as much as the machine did!

There are some great video's on YouTube for help with threading the machine...look for StampTV and you should find them. Good luck!

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

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