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1.Cleaned out lint,following instructions in manual. 2.Put everything back together,following instructions. 3.Then changed needle. 4.New bobbin. 5.Threaded machine. 6.Pulled up bobbin thread. 7.Tried a practice run on a piece of fabric. Noise,needle jammed, thread clumped up in bobbin casing!!!What have I done wrong? When I cleaned out lint before - the very 1st time I've ever done it - all went well. I was so pleased with myself! I'm far from an expert sewer, but due to my Janome,which I bought just over a year ago,& which I love & trust, I've been making real progress. What do you think I've done wrongly this time? Thank you! Jennifer, Montreal.

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  • fletcher_j Aug 22, 2010

    Thanks a million for your suggestions.
    I did everything you said.
    New needle, all threaded nicely, inserted properly,etc.
    But the problem seems to be more than this. I've gone through everything meticulously, worked through the troubleshooting list in my manual - but there's a light clanking noise from inside before the machine seizes up after 4 or 5 stitches - the bobbin holder? under the feed dogs?(which are up).Somethings's not right in there. Possibly a nick on the bobbin holder ?
    I'll have to take it in, I think.....unless you have any other ideas?

  • fletcher_j Aug 22, 2010

    Thank you very much.
    I did all you suggested,very carefully.
    Alas....it still jams!
    But I think there's something wrong inside - the bobbin holder? under the feed dogs?(which are up)
    There's a clanking noise inside during the 4 or 5 stitches the machine will allow before it seizes up.
    I think I'll have to take it in - unless you have any more ideas?

  • fletcher_j Aug 23, 2010

    Hi there,
    The machine is fixed.
    The bobbin holder needed tightening - it would do a few stitches the throw out the thread.The looseness caused the noise.
    The guy who fixed it said I was lucky since he'd just spent ages this morning tracking down the same problem on another person's machine & looked at that first on mine.
    Fixed it very quickly for no charge .I bought the machine in May of 2009.He said he'd consider it still under guarantee.
    Naturally, he now has a customer for life & I'll make sure his good rep gets around.Smart move on his part.
    Thank you again for your input.Hope this can be of help.
    Sincerely, Jen.

  • fletcher_j Aug 23, 2010

    The person who replied was very helpful & patient.
    We eventually decided it might be best to get it checked.
    I am very new at this & should have been able to check the tension- but didn't & couldn't due to not knowing how.

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Most probably when you changed the needle you did not put the new one well in place ...if you left it too far out ..or if it was too long ...it jammed inside and broke ...So change it again ...open inside where the bobbin goes ...be sure you clean all ..well not to have any needle leftovers..put another needle in place ...be sure you follow the instructions well ..and you do not put it in the wrong position or leave it too long (insert it all the way up and screw it in place well) and when you try again ...just gently roll it manually a few times before try to sew ...

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 22, 2010

    take the bobbin holder apart and see if there are needle parts or anything trapped in there ..and put it back with care cause if it is not in perfect place it causes noises..Also ..look to all the pieces you take apart ..to see if they are ok ..and they are not damaged from the broken needle..

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 22, 2010

    another thing ..that might happen is to be non aligned proper and needs to be re calibrated to work on the right times..This can happen from a loos screw or something and deviate in the moment it jammed..and the needle has broken ...This will explain the noise..The actual needle is being cached by the rolling bobbin holder ..if they do not work in timing ...This will require a professional help cause it is a sensitive operation ...But first look like I said for any strange parts ..or anything that might not be in place ..under the feeding dog//

  • fletcher_j Aug 22, 2010

    Thank you,Drifter.
    I think maybe there's a nick in the bobbin holder, but can't tell because I've never looked at this closely before.
    I don't know how to get under the feed dogs so will not try : I could make things worse.
    I think I have tried everything that I can try with my limited abilities: I have looked at it very patiently several times, with your help.
    I am going to take it in to be looked at now.
    It might cost a bit, but has to be done.
    I'll let you know what they say.
    Thanks again !

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Aug 23, 2010

    it was obvious that the bobbin was to blame ...but to be sincere I would never thought about being a difference in tension that cause the thread to break ....I assumed that this was obvious to be checked..Thanks for reply ...I will consider the issue in the future trouble shooting ..we both learned the power of little adjustments today ..:P
    Have a great day !

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 23, 2010

    for the future to know ..the tension for the bottom thread(line ) is made from the side screw of the bobbin shell ...The one in which you insert the bobbin ..and after that both inserted in place ...It has a screw at the side ..about where the thread goes through ...and that screw determine the tension
    the upper thread tension is made from the numbered wheel on the arm ...and to check them just pull gentle on each one ..and the tension needs to feel the same on both ..

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Depends what was causing the noise. It could merely have been the build-up of lint and thread. However, something else could be the cause.

First: Install a brand new needle. A bent, damaged, old needle will frequently cause noise because it is striking something it should not. A dull needle will also make a thunking sound as it tries to penetrate the fabric. The needle should be changed about every 8 hours of sewing...a very inexpensive fix!

Also, be sure to following the oiling instructions (if any) in your manual. Use only fresh good quality sewing machine oil and apply only 1-2 drops in each spot as instructed.

If the top thread still fails to pick up the bobbin thread, it is likely the machine has been knocked out of time. Take it for service.

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please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
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5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

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Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
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3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
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1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
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5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


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please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
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This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
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please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
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======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
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please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
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This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
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2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
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5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
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2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
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2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
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Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

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