Question about Sewing Machines
I clean my machine frequently. I change the needles after a few embroidery projects. I have a designated bobbin case for embroidery I buy quality thread I've been a sewing instructor for over thirty years and I know the importance of keeping a machine well maintained.
How old is the machine ? Sometimes, the 'socket' [ for lack of a better word ], where you fit the bobbin case into the machine, can become worn with use. So the bobbin may be set a bit too low, compared to where it was when new. May cause noise, may cause failure to catch the bobbin thread by the needle.
Sometimes this can be remedied by use of something underneath to shim it up to the right height. But I must say, I haven't ever tried this fix in anything other than a fully mechanical machine.. that is, one that does not have any computer functions. I don't know how it might affect any sensors in the area.
Short of that, might just need to find a sewing machine repair shop.
Often it's just because of a buildup of lint, but you know about that, so that is unlikely to be the reason for this.
Posted on Nov 19, 2014
Testimonial: "My machine is the Janome 11000Se and I have it 6 yrs. The first four years I could hardly embroidery at with the constant thread breaking and thread shredding. It was finally discovered I had the wrong "P" foot (embroidery foot). The one I had came with the attachments with the machine but it wasn't even for my machine. The repair person that has worked on my machine is good and has adjusted the sensor for the latest problem but It seems to go back not being able to sew very long. I had the understanding that the newer machines are not supposed to be oiled and if you do oil them it could cause more noise. My machine also makes an ugly clacking soun when the embroidery arm goes into position. So much has gone wrong that I'm convinced I have a lemon. I just thought that someone might have new insight into this problem. Thank you"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Designer 1
Please, take this machine to an authorized technician before you attempt to set the timing on your own. An authorized technician will have a device to quickly tell you whether or not the timing is incorrect. If you change the timing yourself and that isn't your problem, you will spend far more money getting 2 problems fixed than the one original problem.
If the machine is making what I describe as a chattering sound, you may be able to clean the bobbin case and the ledge that it sets on and the problem will go away. This bobbin case should be operated with no lubrication. Some repairmen recommend " a drop of oil to make it run quieter". This generally makes it chatter louder. If there is any lube on the bottom of the black bobbin case, wipe it off and wipe the ledge that it rests on.
By the way, if the needle is hitting the raceway, you will be able to see the marks where it is hitting. In a Viking machine, this is normally caused by the "needle to hook clearance", not timing.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
SOURCE: bobbin case case keeps jamming
I am having somewhat the same problem with the exception that my needle did not break. I've cleaned and oil, but the bobbin case and projection positioned spring is not communicating to allow sewing to continue. The thread keeps jamming and the bobbin raises up the plate. So, what else am I to do?
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
SOURCE: jI have a Janome 1100,
When you put in the bobbin case, be sure to press it in firmly until you hear it click into place. If you can't press very firmly, or are afraid of hurting your machine, simply lift the latch from the bobbin case, holding it open while you firmly insert the case into the machine. Then release the latch. You should be good to go. Hope this helps!
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
SOURCE: Not picking up the Bobbin thread
I cleaned the machine good with canned air, oiled it. I took out the bobbin case and cleaned it good also. I then noticed the tension screw on the bobbin case was loose, tightened it and the problem was fixed.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
You can take the slide plate off, that your needle goes through and watch to see if the arm grabs the bobbin thread, if you can get it to pick up, than slide scissors or something flat under your needle and manually pull both threads through, replace the plate.
Your bobbin thread could be wound to tight or spliced threads on it, and your tension needs to be adjusted. If your using a pedal, try setting to a slower speed.
I would try a different bobbin and thread it manually as in the step I mentioned, if you can't see the arm grabbing it, you will need to check to see if you have loose threading jammed in youir machine, if this isn't the case and adjusting the tension dosen't help...than you will need to replace the bobbin casing.
Posted on Sep 12, 2011
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