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Janome memory craft 5700, purchased 2004

Machine does not sew. the top thread breaks. I checked and cleaned bobbin area. changed the needle, rethreaded the machine. when I turn on the machine and try to sew, it will start but then it makes a noise, vibrates, the top thread breaks in the bobbin area, and I get the message to stop for safety purposes. the bobbin holder does not seem to be staying in place. I even tried a new bobbin.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    My sewing machine makes a loud noise and will not work I cleaned the bobbin area but still not work can anyone tell me what the problem is I have a janome sew petite

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Machine LCD screen stuck on bobbin rewind. Any suggestions? Have already turned on/off and re threaded and cleaned bobbin area.

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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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