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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Needle hitting bobbin plate
Is the needle inserted correctly with the flat side at the rear and fully up into the holder ?
If yes, take off the needleplate, remove bobbin case and slowly rotate the handwheel towards you watching the relationship between needle, and the "hook" of the moving "race".
Set on wide zig zag........when the needle is fractionally past it's lowest point, and starting to rise, the hook should be level with the left side of the needle when on the right hand stitch of the zig...the eye of the needle will be below the hook, and ready for thread to be picked up for the stitch to form.
Any other result will mean your timing needs adjusting.
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
I had the same problem.. I think the bobbin used in this machine is no good I replaced mine.. It cost alot too.. but now I do not have any problems.. good luck
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
The broken pins are called chaining pins and are tricky for the home user to replace without risking damage to the needle plate as they are difficult to remove and the tiny burr used to hold them firm can easily open up and no longer grip the pin.
There are only a couple of things under the needleplate that are likely to collide with the needles. 1. Lower looper - with the needles 2. Both Loopers colliding with each other - not with the needles 3. Needle guards attached to lower looper - with the needles 4. Fixed Needle guard - with the needles
If you remove the needleplate and VERY gently turn the handwheel you should be able to see and feel where the collision is occuring and have a better idea of the issue.
I would strongly advise that you do not try to operate the machine until you are sure that the colliding components are adjusted. Broken loopers are approx $65 AUD and guards, tho' only about $20 AUD require some finesse in adjustment. Chain Pins approx $6 AUD
My recommendation is to speak with your local Janome dealer for advice and an approximate price to repair, replace or adjust as the case may be.
Your country's Janome website is certain to have a Dealer Locator page to list the nearest to you.
This is one occasion where it is sensible to call on the people who do these things routinely rather than try to DIY and make a more expensive hash of it.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
basically have to bend it carefully back by hand.... if you have a straight edge or even a small leveler (the kind with a bubble) you can check which direction it is bent and gently bend it back a little each time.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
First you should try a new set of needles. It is very common to bend needles in a serger.
I don't recommend that you ask a Husqvarna technician to align the sewing head since there is no sewing head alignment in a 900 series Huskylock ( or any Huskylock that I know of). The upper adjustments are needle bar height and needle bar twist. As long as the needles appear to set side by side, you probably have no twist so this isn't causing the needle to hit. Do remember that the needles appear to be different lengths. This is normal.
Remove the plate and see if the needles are hitting something else underneath.
But always, ALWAYS change the needles first. They're cheap, easy and fast.
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
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