Question about Janome Sewing Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is your needle new? The needle needs to be replaced every 8 hours on a regular sewing machine, and the ULT benefits from even more frequent changes. Also try a bigger needle, if you're using a 75/11 move to a 90/14, make sure your needle matches what you're doing, you might not think those little needle tips differ much but they really do.
The manual also mentions if there is to much lint under the needle plate. Keep in mind all sewing machines need the bobbin area cleaned out every time you change the bobbin, but the ULT likes cleaning up down there about twice as often.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
Check your needle. Make sure it is not blunt, try a Size 90 Topstitch needle or Embroidery needle. If you are using a thread thicker than regular piecing weight, you need a needle with a larger eye and a larger scrarf - the hollowed out bit at the back of the needle. Also don't sew too fast nor change direction too sharply. If you need to do a sharp turn, let the machine "mark time" once at the turn before moving off in the new direction.
Posted on May 02, 2009
SOURCE: skip stitch
The three most obvious causes (other than that of the machine possibly being slightly out of time) are:
1) Too small of a needle size - increase the size.
2) A needle that has a flaw / defect - change the needle.
3) Needle not inserted correctly, either not pushed all the way up into the needle bar, or not installed facing the correct place. On this machine, the small "scarf" in the needle (an indent just above the eye) shouldface the right side of the machine.
Posted on May 07, 2009
this is caused by uneven winding of the bobbin, sometimes the spool of thread winds unevenly when it travels up and down the spool. the best solution i have found is to use small spools of thread when winding the bobbins
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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