Question about Sewing Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: janome 9000
Remove the needleplate and clean out the lint from between the teeth of the feeddogs........it is the most likely reason, the lint holds the feeddogs below where they need to engage fabric.
Check your Presser foot tension is at 3 then do a test.
If this is not sufficient the method of adjusting feeddogs is possible at home, tho perhaps not for those lacking some confidence in mechanical adjustment.......so post back for detail if needed.
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
The rats nests that you are describing I assume are on the bottom of your work. If this is the case, it tends to generally be caused by incorrect tension from the upper thread, or incorrect theading of the upper thread.
Occasionally the tension of the bobbin could also be out.
As a rough guide the tension of the thread as it leaves the bobbin should be that it needs a gentle pull to release it. If you were to hold the thread only & let the bobbin hang, it should only release if you were to like shake the bobbin toward the ground. Anything other tension would mean adjustment of the bobbin screw.
A lot of upper tension problems are often caused by the tension settings being incorrect, the wrong mix of threads/fabric, blunted needles, threading of machine whilst pressure foot is lowered (very common), and sometimes by dirty machines that are not thread and lint free or infrequently oiled.
If all that fails, you need professional service help as it could be a timing issue possibly.
I hope this gives you a few things to try that may help before you need to spend money on your machine being fixed, however remember that a regular service will ensure continued happiness from your machine
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
Home use machines have a very difficult time with heavier thread, you are OK with size 50 and the larger size 40, but not with anything thicker. You can maybe get away with your thread by turning the upper tension higher, try it with the tension at 7 or 8 or 9, it "may" give you better results.
Just a note of warning, that thread may jam the machine and break your gears or your bobbin case.
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
SOURCE: rats nest on back of fabric
make sure the machine is threaded according to the operations manual & the tension adjustment is according to the operations manual says
make sure the needle is not bent, and also the correct needle for the machine & fabric
if none of these work it needs to be taken in to be check
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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