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My Janome SW-2018E makes massive loops underneath.

My Janome Sw-2018E hasn't been used for some time. I just tried to stitch and it is making great loops underneath of the top cotton (using two different colours to test). I tried removing the needle plate and cleaning the feed dogs, hook race and bobbin holder but there is no change. I have re-threaded the machine several times. I notice the feed dogs did not move when I pushed the lever at the back of the free arm bed. I don't know if they should. When I start to sew it goes for a while and then stops with a clunk. Underneath there is masses of cotton. Help as I want to put new zips in my baby granddaughter's sleeping bags. Linda

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Take out your bobbin case and examine it for nicks, scratches and or rough spots.If the problem is not too bad it may be possible to buff out the bad spot with an emery stick or emery cloth. If that isn't possible or it makes too much noise after you buff it you will have to replace it. Look especially along the edges and underneath.
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The solution that I found last night was the thread tension. I have never touched the dial, only had it set on 'auto." When I started playing with it, I realized the top thread should be really easy to pull through the machine and it wasn't. I started turning the dial (to 3 or 4) and the thread slid through the machine perfectly. No more birds nest! I really thought it was bobbin initially because of the horrible sound it was making.

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ever tried adjusting the thread tension control? clean if possible
tighen it more, loose tension adjustment causes loose stitch and tangling of the thread.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Soon after I start sewing, the needle starts to

if its the kind that can be oiled i'd try that. Can you move the needle easily with the hand wheel?

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

SOURCE: Janome sewing machine Harmony 2139 The bobbin

Take out the thread. Now cut the end of thread using a pair scissors. Now try that again. Once i had the same problem and later found out that the uneven end of the thread caused problem by refusig to move around freely hence preventing the stich formation

Posted on Dec 02, 2010

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Do you have the same problem when sewing other lighter weight fabrics, like a woven cotton? If so, your machine may be out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

If it only occurs when using felt, then it an issue of using the best tools and supplies that are compatible with felt. Felt is a very dense fabric and could very well be interfering with the performance of your machine. A lighter weight needle may deflect on dense fabric and cause skipped stitches. You probably need to use a heavier needle, ie #14 Sharp, or even a #16. You might look at one that has a larger scarf to shield the thread as it pierces the felt, like a top-stitch needle.

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I'm trying to sew jeans hem and stitches are uneven on top and loops are showing underneath. Also the foot and needle will not sew over cross seams and thread keeps getting snarled up underneath. Tha


a lot of machines struggle with denim because it is such a heavy and dense textile. Many domestic machines won't stitch it at all due to this. Things you can try however:
  • Denim needle, this has a deeper groove at the back and is a heavy gauge needle, or use size 110 if you don't have denim needle.
  • Bash the side seams with a hammer in the area you will be stitching, to soften up the fibres.
  • Use a seam jumper, this is a piece of plastic to put in back of the presser foot as you approach a cross seam to help keep the presser foot pressure even across the fabric. Sometimes called a "thingy-a-jean" or similar.
  • Don't bother trying to use the heavy gauge yellow jean thread unless you put it through the bobbin and sew with the right side down. But even then, many machines can't handle having this heavy thread underneath and the regular 50 cotton on top, my Janome 1600 won't do it.
  • put your machine on slowest speed if you have a variable setting and turn the flywheel to assist it through the heavy side seams.
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Make sure your tension is not to tight and that there is now fluff or cotton stuck in between your tension plates. I sometimes use a string of the stitch to pull in between the tension plates. I always set the needles tension first and then i balance the tension of the upper and lower looper.

Make sure the cotton are not looped around a guide. Black cotton and some cottons can build up their own tension. Try different cotton. I\'ve had many a headache with this problem.

Check that the needles are not blunt or bent. I always use schmetz needles. If your needle plate has any damage where the cotton can get hooked. Use a small file or sand paper to remove it. The stitch tongue must be very smooth and the stitch must slide of smoothly. Check that your lower looper point does not have a sharp hook on it. You can use a very fine water sand paper to remove it.

If your needles are touching the looper, i could indicate that your lower looper is out of position. *.*(Always check this with new needles)



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Hello dear


have you tried changing the needle?
have you tried adjusting the top thread tension?
it might be the needle and the thread are not compatable,, the needle may be to light for the thread.
if the suggestions don't help, sew on the sewing machine till it makes the loop and then stop the machine and take it to the repair man and let him see the loop and then ask him why it's making the loop.

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