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Bobbin case catching thread

I really like my Janome Mini, It sewed beautifully for 6 months. I didn't touch it for 6 months and when I went back to it, it just jammed in the bobbin case. I've rethreaded it, taken it apart and cleaned it, changed the tension, and just about everything else but it keeps hanging the top thread up on a metal piece attached to the plate that is screwed in over the bobbin case. Any ideas on how to fix this problem? I'm thinking of taking this metal piece off by unscrewing it, but I don't know why it's there and I don't want to create another problem.

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I believe that you are talking about the assembly that holds the bobbin case in. The bracket that holds the bobbin case in must be adjusted to allow the upper thread to slide by. Check if the thread will go by this area without "hanging up" while rotating the hand wheel. Also check your bobbin to make sure you have the right one. If it is too high or wide it will definitely be a problem.

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Has the bobbin case dislodged and moved? there should be two red marks one on the bobbin case and one on the outer holder, are they lining up? Sometimes as these cases are held by a magnet, they will get dislodged and move slightly, especially in a jam up.
Take out the bobbin case and clean under it, then replace it matching up the red marks.

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If the bobbin case has actaully been struck by the needle during a dislodgement, it may well pierce the bobbin case plastic, look for burring or marks on the outer flange area. If this has occured, the thread may catch on the burr as it comes over the bobbin and jam again.

You can buy a new bobbin case if yours is damaged or maybe just file the burring with an emery board (remove it from the machine first of course).

Lastly, check your needle hasn't been bent, burred, or put in backwards, any of these can prevent a stitch from forming.

If all the above fails, then it is possible that the timing has been knocked out and you will need to get it serviced by a technician.

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