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I had/have the same problem...the gal at Joann's told me that it is USUALLY related to the needle being wrong for the fabric, an old needle, pulling as you sew, etc. Tweak everything possible, use a scrap fabric, keep resewing til machine behaves and then go to your real fabric. I always sew now with a scrap I test before doing something on the real piece. Also I was having bunching with my UNDERSIDE and assumed it was the bobbin thread. She told me the underside problems are from the top thread, not the bobbin thread..so she showed me how I was slightly threading wrong. I have a Singer Curvy and love it, but it is finicky when default settings are changed with stitch, width, length not matching the recommended settings. Good luck!
You don't use the back stitch or reverse button during embroidery since you are stitching out a design and not using your utility stitches. If you missed some stitches and you want to re-stitch a portion of your design or what I think you mean by "back stitch", there is a button that either says reverse, back or shows stitches with a + and - so you can backup and go over the area you missed. It usually lets you back up a stitch at a time, 10 at a time and 100 at a time. I use it sometimes to get a thicker satin stitch if it looked too thin the first time. Just be careful not to go over it more than once as it might bunch up. They also show a button usually with a spool on it so you can back up an entire thread color. It will probably be in your manual under "what to do when the thread breaks" or something similar. Happy embroidering!
you will most likely find that just adjusting the stitch length and width controls for a while will correct the problem (if the machine has been sitting idle for some time the stepper motor linkages seem to stiffen up a bit but i have good success with continual adjustment until they free-up.
also try switching machine off and on again to ensure it resets correctly.
the combination of both above fixes works 95% of the time - otherwise, as you mentioned circuit board and or stepper motor replacement may be necessary (however if both length and width are playing up it is unlikely to be an electrical fault).
Try a different needle. Use a quilting or topstitch or even a metallic needle - one that has a larger scarf than normal. The scarf is the groove at the back of the needle where the thread goes while the stitch is being formed. Quilting threads often need more "room" there. I have been told that the Inspira quilting needles are good because they have a thread groove on the front and the back of the needle. Not tried them personally but might be worthwhile for you to consider.
For the looping, you could fiddle with your tensions a little either loosening the bobbin tension or tightening the top, or both. Only ever do this in very small increments. But the good news is that even the "professional" quilters do not have perfect quilt backs - just have a look at them at quilt shows! Pam M.
upper thread tension may be too loose
needle may have a slight bend in it
may need cleaning use canned air to blow out lintmaybe take in to a repair shop and have them check it out and show you about the cleaning process.
Take it back to the Dealer.( He probably has a guarantee on the work he did). Let him show you how it works. If he won't do this then it is definitely time to find a more reputable dealer. If you paid for a repair it should have been repaired. sewman7
Hi, my dealer told me mine might be going and it would cost $500 to repair it and it would have to be sent back to Janome for the repair.
He said when it goes, it will be stuck on the last stitch you used. You can still probably keep it for a straight stitch machine if you did not want to send it for repair.