I'm using my mother's Janome Memory Craft 4800 and I am not familiar with all the terms of sewing. Anywho, the small lower clear bobbin just ran out of thread. Is there a way I can wind thread onto it by using the top larger bobbin which has plenty? Thanks
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Upper thread breaks
needle may be in backwards
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side to the back of the machine
Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw
upper tension may be to tight
the needle may be bent or damaged
thread may be hanging up in bobbin case--check area for loose threads or lint check for burrs on the needle plate & on the bobbin case
Try replacing the needle. It may be bent. I use polyester/cotton thread in the bobbin as it is stronger and resists breaking. A loose or a tight adjustment on the bobbin holder can also cause breaking. Check with a service shop for this one if you are not familiar.
lower your top tension down, as it is tighter then your bobbin thread and also tighten your bobbin thread, this is done by the small screw on the bobbin holder, also you can try using the older metal bobbins these are the ones with the small holes around the top and bottom shank, but please make sure that they are the larger size bobbin, and only go very slow at first, try just in sewing mode first or just wind it over by hand.
I have a Janome 9000, was sewing and broke needle, replaced and broke another. I didn't have machine threaded, took out bobbin and would sew a little and stop saying thread broke. I took off top plate and started machine again, sew a little and stop saying thread broke. So I took out bobbin case and sewed again and stopped repeating the message. Everything looks OK, bobbin case and top plate. I guess I want to know if the timing could be off or do you think it is the computer part of the machine...Should I take it to the Sewing Machine Shop??