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Juki 8300N I purchased this machine about a week ago and am pulling my hair out!! It works fine for a little while, and then when it comes over a seam (denim OR light cotton) or for just no reason at all, the thread gets cut or unthreaded, etc, it's no longer in the eye of the needle. Help would be SO appreciated, thanks!!

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  • fablesbybarr Jan 28, 2009

    Yes, new thread, even super strong thread, and threaded correctly....hmmm

  • fablesbybarr Jan 28, 2009

    I've noticed it does it a lot more when it is in reverse...does this sound familiar??

  • shyspeed May 11, 2010

    is the tension set too high, or the thread thru the machine correct?

    is the thread new?

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I had a machine, that the belt was slipping, and the tension was set too high

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You should try adjusting the needle hight, the tensioners, the bobbin rension, belt tensions.

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Juki 8300N


Dear Rosemarie,

Make sure you have threaded the machine from right to left, it sounds like the needle thread is trapped under the lower looper thread and cannot form a stitch.........start the threading over from scratch like this:

  1. Lower Looper
  2. Upper Looper
  3. Left Needle
  4. Right Needle
Is there a diagram for how to thread on the inside of the door ?

Follow that slowly and carefully to make sure you have not missed any thread guides on the way, as each one needs to be followed through to ensure correct tension and thread progression.

Cheerup and Be Happy always

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