I just pulled my machine out after a few years of not sewing with it. When I thread the machine, it looks like it's done right, but when I start to sew, all of the thread gets tangled up in the bottom by the area where the bobbin is inserted. It may be a problem with my machine, but this has happened before so I'm almost certain it has to do with me threading the machine wrong. I think I may have threaded the bobbin in the machine wrong. I lost my manual for the Janome HF-107, so if someone could explain how to thread the machine, that would be great. Thanks!
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Sometimes gunk, lint, thread pieces accumulate in the tension disk. To clean it:
1. remove the upper thread
2. raise the presser foot
3. loosen the upper tension all the way
4. moisten a length of pearl cotton with rubbing alcohol (squeeze out excess alcohol)
5. gently pull the pearl cotton down through the tension disk several times
Reset the tension disk to the midway point between high & low numbers and rethread with regular thread.
ALWAYS, before you thread the upper thread, RAISE the presser foot so the thread will seat properly in the tension disk.
I think what I would do is totally rethread the machine, make sure that the thread is feeding the right way,(look in your manual, or online, very important, have your presser foot in the up position never down when threading) Now when you have it threaded, pull both upper and lower threads, it should pull through smoothly and be in all guides for the tension. Do not skip any guides. Try this easy fix and I hope that it works for you.
check carefully that the top thread is actually gong between the tension plates and not behind them and jamming on the retainer bolt
before threading the needle place the thread up to the point of threading the needle and pull on the thread , proper tension is when there is a slight resistance to pulling the thread
If it takes excessive force to pull the thread then it is caught around something so follow the thread all the way back to the spool to see where the problem is
It is time for cleaning. Open up machine and use a hair dryer to loosen dried grease. Use a qtip to remove dry grease. If done the right way it will take a while to do this. Moving parts that are moving has to be lubricated to lower friction and wear. Use only sewing machine oil. Lubricate the needle arm while it goes up and down and the race with one drop of oil. The race is a little area under the bobbin case that looks like a race track. Replace needle. This area should also be cleaned thoroughly. Set top tension to four. Pull on the thread to feel how much pull it requires to make the thread move. This is the same pull you will need for the bobbin. You may need to adjust the bobbin by turning the screw to get the right tension. It cannot be loose. The attempt is to get the exact same tension as the top tension just like a tug of war. After cleaning you may change your thread. It might be too old to use. Once all of these have been done you can thread the top and use one hand on the hand wheel to bring the bobbin thread up. It should come up easily. Try your machine. Leave the top tension set at four. If the stitches aren't so good make minute adjustments on the bobbin until you have a beautiful stitch. The top tension and bobbin tension must be the same pull. If you have done all this and it still doesn't give you a good stitch you will need to have it timed from your local pro.
How to Thread Juki MO-134 Serger from watching lady at Lyles.
Turn upper blade up. Push in first then turn up.It makes threading easier.
Blue Thread upper looper first.
Pull thread through tension knob. Don'tjust lay it there. (She thought that is what I must have done)
Orange Thread lower looper next.
Pull thread through tension knob as inthreading upper looper.
Adjust lower looper so it is right nextto upper looper so that their points are almost together and directly belowsewing needles. Lower looper will be in front of upper looper (I believe).
With tread from upper looper pulledback, slightly lift lower looper above upper looper and thread. I think this isright.
Pull thread back with other thread.
Tension is the key. Remember that.
Yellow: Thread left needle first.Remember tension. Pull thread through curled wire on left side of needle arm.
Green: Thread right needle. Rememberabout tension. Pull thread through curled wire on right side of needle arm.
Note: Before sewing turn the wheel tomake sure the stitches are going together correctly.
Always thread a sewing machine with the presser foot up so the thread can properly seat into the tension control.
Hand walk a few stitches to see if the thread still feeds too fast from the spool.
When thread pools (falls off the spool) a thread net will help - you can get these at a sewing machine dealer. I use to find them at fabric stores, but have not seen any lately with sewing/serging notions.
When you first start to sew turn your right wheel by hand to take up the bobbin thread to the top of the face plate. Pull the bobbin thread and sewing thread together out for a couple of inches to avoid a jam of thread in your first few stiches.
Do you have the manual to look at. If you still think that everything is threaded right. Try looking at the spool of thread, on every spool there is a small slice to hold the thread when not in use. Make sure when you put the thread on the spool holder, put the slice side on first so that it is torward the back, Also when you put the spool cover on make sure it is not to big or small for the spool.
After all this;
After threading the machine and ready, before you begin to sew, lift the foot up with the lever and pull the threads from under the needle they should pull freely, if either the top or bottom thread feel tight you can tell which thread is getting caught on something. Re-check the threads.
Also make sure that the thread is going through the tension disks correctly, they go between the dsks not behind, if this machine has the down and around the tension make sure it is done right.
I was having this problem for two days so I just called Singer and got a solution! I'm posting it for you because I was on here looking for a solution to the problem and nobody had posted one.
Take the top thread out of the machine - cut it back by the spool and pull it out through the machine the way the thread goes when you are sewing - you don't want to be pulling the thread back through the machine because dusty bits are getting stuck up in that part of the machine with the frosted plastic where you have to make sure the thread is pulled into when threading. You might not think there is dust in there - I didn't because I had taken that part off and brushed it out but that didn't work. What you need to do is floss that part of your machine. Get some dmc floss or some UNWAXED dental floss and pull it into that part of your machine - under the pieces that are under that frosted plastic part on the top of your machine - now floss it back and forth for a good 30 - 45 seconds. When you are done that pull it out to the left - the way the thread goes when the machine is sewing - remember pulling the thread back the other way will get fuzzies stuck in there. I rethreaded the machine carefully and made sure that the thread got pulled into that top part properly - the lady on the phone said it may feel differently now that its been cleaned out. Then it worked again!
I hope this works for you!