Question about Janome Sewing Machines
The assembly keeps popping out. I thread the machine and pull up the bobbin thread but when I start to stitch the bobbin bunches, the needle breaks and then when I open the bobbin cover the assembly pops out and in two pieces!
There could be something wrong with the hook and the hook race
or there could be a timing problem with the machine.
check to make sure the top thread doesn't come off the thread take
up lever when sewing
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way also.
Posted on Dec 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bobbin thread bunching
I have a Kenmore 16231 That kept bunching up on the bottom side of the material. I found to correct this problem, there is a tension adjustment under the cover on the left side of the machine ( the light is housed under this cover) I found a tensiner lever numbered 1 - 4 and if you try this adjustment on 3 or 4 this machine works great. hope this helps
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: janome straight stitch loose
I don't know if this is the right answer for any of you, but thought I'd put my 2 cents worth in. Often this can be the bobbin in backwards. It needs to unwind a certain way depending on the machine. I've heard a phrase for this: Mind your p's and q's which means some wind off to the right like a q, others to the left like a p. Mine has to unwind one way then be slipped backwards into a little slot or it does that loose bottom thread looping and bunching someone here mentioned. It seems everytime I get that problem I rethread the top thread 100 times before it clicks again and I remember it could be the bobbin thread. Either your manual will tell you the correct way, or you could experiment and try one or the other. Once you figure out whether you're a p or a q, mark it on your machien somewhere to remind yourself.
Good Luck and Happy Sewing!
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
Try making sure that the thread is all the way in the tension disk then test it out. I had a similar experience with an old machine.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
The problem is never the bobbin when you have this problem. It's the top thread. Take the thread off the top of the machine and rethread the top. Make sure the small tension dial is on 4 or 5 (the larger dial on the front left is for the pressure on the foot, not the thread tension.) After you thread the machine, put the pressure foot down but NOT on the thread. Then pull gently toward the back of the machine. When you do, the needle should bend slightly backwards before the thread comes through the machine. If it pulls with no resistance you could simply have "fluff" or remants of thread between your tension discs. If you do, put the dial on zero and using an old needle, clean between the discs and try threading the machine again with the "pull test" I described earlier.
No tension on the top of the machine, lets the bobbin tension win and it pulls all the thread to the bottom of the fabric.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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