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Serger blocked Needle won't advance after entering the machine. Hitting something solid but I can't see what.

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If it's hitting something solid, something is possibly broken or loose & also could be out of time
it needs to be checked at a sewing machine repair shop

Posted on Feb 21, 2012

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SOURCE: my janome harmony 9102D serger I think is out of

i suggest you get a tech to re-time your machine. timing is complex on an overlocker and if not done correctly you will probably break a looper.

scott.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: needle won't line up. keeps

THE PROBLEM SHOULD BE WITH THE ALIGNMENT OF THE NEEDLE CARRIER IF THE NEEDLE IS FIXED CORRECTLY, GET A TEC. TO FIX IT.
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Posted on Jul 03, 2011

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SOURCE: Janome Needle plate and needles hitting something underneath

The broken pins are called chaining pins and are tricky for the home user to replace without risking damage to the needle plate as they are difficult to remove and the tiny burr used to hold them firm can easily open up and no longer grip the pin.
There are only a couple of things under the needleplate that are likely to collide with the needles. 1. Lower looper - with the needles 2. Both Loopers colliding with each other - not with the needles 3. Needle guards attached to lower looper - with the needles 4. Fixed Needle guard - with the needles
If you remove the needleplate and VERY gently turn the handwheel you should be able to see and feel where the collision is occuring and have a better idea of the issue.
I would strongly advise that you do not try to operate the machine until you are sure that the colliding components are adjusted. Broken loopers are approx $65 AUD and guards, tho' only about $20 AUD require some finesse in adjustment. Chain Pins approx $6 AUD
My recommendation is to speak with your local Janome dealer for advice and an approximate price to repair, replace or adjust as the case may be.
Your country's Janome website is certain to have a Dealer Locator page to list the nearest to you.
This is one occasion where it is sensible to call on the people who do these things routinely rather than try to DIY and make a more expensive hash of it.
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Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: My serger won't start. Motor is running but

Hi, On most of these newer machines they have a clutch that you engage to fill the bobins.
Please make sure that the clutch is disengaged for normal use. If this is all OK see that belt
is attached on motor.

Posted on Jun 05, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Brother SE-270D

The bobbin case may not be correctly installed and iscausing the misalignment and breakage.

Look through the maintenance section for cleaning and lubricating. This willalso provide info and a picture for setting the bobbin case back into theshuttle.

No manual? Singer and Brother have free downloads at their Internet sites.Other brands are iffy as to being able to download without paying.

If you do not have (or cannot obtain) a manual, raise the needle to its highestposition and this will align the shuttle race for the bobbin case. There shouldbe a groove in the side of the race for the arm/wing on the bobbin case to fitinto.

If cleaning the area below the needle plate and bobbin area along with correctinsertion of the bobbin into the bobbin case and the bobbin case into theshuttle do not solve the problem, then you have a bigger issue - the timing andneeds to be adjusted (not for a novice) and requires a trip to the shop forserviced. If that doesn't work, change your needle plate.
If you've been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole,often used for sewing fine, delicate fabrics), switch to a needle plate with awider hole.

Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

Posted on Jul 26, 2011

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