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Model 2139. how do I open body covers for maintenance?

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Consult your owner's manual. If you do not have one, here is where you can order one:
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-janome-2139n.aspx

Do not attempt to open your machine unless the manual instructs you to do so. Some newer computerized sewing machines require maintenance only in the bobbin area. Trying to open the cover in other areas could break it.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2015

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SOURCE: Download a Janome (Jem 639) sewing machine manual

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SOURCE: janomes sewing machine bobbin

Hi. Check to make sure the needle is in correctly. There is a flat side on the needle shank and that has to be facing a particular way. For most modern machines, the flat side of the needle faces to the rear, away from you, but it's always a good idea to check the manual to make sure on your machine. If the needle is bent, that can cause the same thing, but it's almost always that the needle is in wrong.
Happy Sewing!
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SOURCE: Is there somewhere I can order a replacement part

Try www.sewingpartsonline.com and put in Janome then your model number, they have all kinds of parts for sale. They may have your part or call Janome at 1-800-631-0183

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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