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Soon after I start sewing, the needle starts to vibrate violently, the machine makes a loud noise, and the thread jams up. I have cleaned the lint out of the machine, tried different stitches, rethreaded the machine, removed and replaced the bobbin, but this happens every time I try. Before this, the machine had not been used for a couple of months; before that, a friend had borrowed it. Hmmm... The machine is a Janome DC3018.

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

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