Question about Janome L-344 Mechanical Sewing Machine
The machine stitches only in reverse, although this problem seems to come and go. It was stitching forward properly until I tried to use some of the fancy stitches. I don't have a manual, so I was experimenting by turning the dials, and put it to "SS". Now it won't stitch forward no matter what I try.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi , i have one the same and yes you do have to force itjust that bit further on the [length] dial till u see a green triangle, it is just past the 'o' then select the green stitches you want, i hope this helps happy sewing from georgi
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
SOURCE: won't stitch properly
ever tried adjusting the thread tension control? clean if possible
tighen it more, loose tension adjustment causes loose stitch and tangling of the thread.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
SOURCE: no stitch happening
May sure you are using the correct size of needle and thread suitable for the fabric. make sure the thread in the bobbin and the needle is of the same weight or size. Make sure the needle is changed often - after the completion of an garment. After much use the needles become blunt and cause problems with your stitches.
Also, if the bobbin is jamming that is normally because the machine is threaded incorrectly, or the bobbin case thread is wound unevenly, or the bobbin case is not put in properly.
Try this! Just stop for a while, give yourself a few minutes to relax. When you return pull the User's Manual and slowly go over the instructions, especially the "troubleshooting" section. Also, rethread the machine and the bobbin case by carefully following the steps in your User Manual. I have found that it helps me tremendously when I have problems. Hope it help. Happy Sewing
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Posted on Aug 02, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks, and after having a few days break, my machine seems to be nearly back to normal, it is working on normal cotton but not on stretchy material."
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