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How to intall a needle and thread the needle. Janome New Home Model L-373

I got the machine on Ebay, seems like the pressure foot is missing and also the needle is not there and seems like the needle assembly parts are not correct. Is there any way to figure it out how to install a new needle and I have some needles for a singer machine, they will fit or not in this model.

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SOURCE: Singer model 4212 needle threader

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Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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SOURCE: howto thread a twin needle on Janome 6019

Hi there. If you have an acessory kit with your machine, there should be a plain spindle with a smaller bottom on it. There should also be a small hole on the top or back of your machine where your thread goes.. And yes you can thread both strands of thread thru the same areas till the needle.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: The needle doesn't catch the thread in the bobbin

Are you certain the needle is not bent and that it is in the right way around? Which model is it?(I used to sell them)

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: will not pick up bobbin thread

Unusual for this machine. Check to be sure the needle is inserted with the flat side to the back of the machine. If it is, remove the needle plate, bobbin and bobbin case. Turn the hand wheel slowly toward you and see if the point of the hook is above or below the eye of the needle when the hook point is aligned behind the needle. If the eye is above the point of the hook the machine is out of time and best taken to qualified technician.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: needle wont pick up bobbin thread

timing issue, need to have serviced.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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Sep 20, 2008 | New Home L-373 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Janome ezy lock 304 missing stitches, i have re-threaded the machine and also put in new needles?

Skipped stitches

1. The needle is not inserted correctly

Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)

2. The needle is damaged

replace with new needle

3. The wrong size needle is being used

Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric

4. The foot not attached correctly

Check & attach correctly

Sep 10, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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New home Janome 2039 sewing machine

if these suggestions don't help then the machine needs to be
checked for a timing problem
Skipped stitches
1. The needle is not inserted correctly
Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)
2. The needle is damaged
replace with new needle
3. The wrong size needle is being used
Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric
4. The foot not attached correctly
Check & attach correctly

Mar 29, 2013 | Janome Harmony 2039 Mechanical Sewing...

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Tension to loose and missing stitches

1. Is the needle bent or worn--replace
2. Is the needle inserted correctly into the needle holder--check needle
3. Is the Serger threaded correctly--rethread
4. Is the presser foot pressure right for the fabric--adjust

use a scrap piece of fabric to sew on as you adjust the tension
when the tension is to loose adjust one number higher till stitch
looks good

here's 2 links for a manual one is a hardcopy & the other is a
pdf downloadable--one is a different price from the other

Sep 08, 2012 | Janome MyLock 634D Mechanical Sewing...

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Have a janome master craft 3000, just bought it used yesterday. Was sewing fine then all of a sudden it would stop pushing the material through like the needle was dull or something. Now it's doing it...

First do a process of elemination. Unthread the machine, both top and bottom, take out the needle. Place a piece of fabric under the pressure foot, lower the pressure, and depress the foot control. Does the fabric feed? If it does, then put in a NEW needle, thread up the machine, and see what happens. A dull needle won't prevent the fabric from feeding. If the fabric does not feed with no thread, then you have a pressure foot pressure problem, or a feed dog height problem, or a feed step motor problem, or possibly a board problem. If it only has a problem when you thread it up, then maybe you have a burr on the needle plate and the thread is hanging up on it and preventing the fabric from feeding. Check for all of these and if you still need assistance respond back.

Apr 27, 2011 | Janome Memory Craft 3000

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Bobbin thread is phooey and loopy

Is it looping on the bottom of the fabric? If so it it probably a top tension issue, try this this quick test.

With the pressure foot up, you should be able to pull the thread easily right before the eye of the needle and when you put the foot down you should then feel a fair bit of tension on the top thread.

If you do not get tension with the foot down, check this:

-set the top tension dial to 5
-raise the pressure before threading the machine
-"floss" the thread by holding the thread as it comes off the spool with your right hand and holding the thread right before the needle. Make sure to do that with the pressure foot up. What happens is sometimes the thread doesn't go into the tension discs all the way due to lint or something else.

hope that helps,

Jun 06, 2010 | Janome Harmony 2041

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My daughter in law's machine won't pick up the bobbin thread. I've never even seen a bobbin that loads like that so I don't know what to tell her. In fact, I've never even heard of a new home sewing...

New Home is Janome.

The bobbin thread may not be picking up because the needle is in backwards.

Refer to the manual for the machine - some require the flat side of the needle face to the back of the machine and some to the left side of the machine.

May 07, 2010 | New Home L-373 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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it sounds like a needle threading problem. if you have the instruction book, pull yout needle thread off the machine and re-thread as per the book ie presser foot up and make sure thread goes betwen tension discs and up over takeup lever.

to check needle tension is ok, lower presser foot and pull needle thread through needle, the needle thread should be tight enough to bend the needle a little.



Jul 28, 2009 | Janome Mini Compact

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