Question about Janome Sewing Machines
I'm going to assume here you're talking about a serger. Unthread the lower looper and the eyes of the needle. Set the lower looper tension to 0. Rethread the lower looper, then the needle eyes. Then reset the lower looper tension (try about half a number lower) and see if it chains. If it won't chain, try replacing the needles.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When servicing these machines I have found that the cover over the tensioners needs to be removed so you can see if there is more adjusting possible. If its a newer serger you would hold the knob somewhere in the middle (4-5) and adjust the knurled part that goes through it. Many times I have had to rebuild these tensioners as they get dirty and need cleaning and adjusting. It may take many tries until you have it adjusting correctly. But it needs to be done.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
reset the top thread tension take-up spring - not the discs, the small, U shaped spring the thread goes through after the tension discs. Loosen the screw and turn the assembly down to add more tension to the spring.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
Try looking for a free download on wiki, manage my life, or just plain google with your model number, someone will have your answer. As a last resort try tias.com or retrevo, or just plain Kenmore.com customer support.
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
SOURCE: My serger, Babylock Imagine's
I am having this same problem today. The needle threads when pressed look almost like a flatlock stitch. There seems to be no tension. With BabyLock's auto tension system, I have no idea what to do. I've been on the phone with my dealer about this today and he is clueless as to what may be causing it. I guess it's time for a checkup.
Posted on Feb 22, 2011
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