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Janome 9000 First, while sewing, thread tangled up on backside of fabric and machine stopped. I untangled the mess and started to sew again and same thing happened.. then the machine "died". After reading here how to find and replace fuses, I did that. (Radio shack didn't have a 3.0 amp so recommended I use 3.15 amp.. was that OK?) Machine was back in business, however the tangle problem was still there and the machine died again. Now I need to replace the fuse again.. but could my tangle be due to the hook race?? I have cleaned everything of lint, etc. and notice just a teeny sharp protrubance in the curve of the thread catcher.. is it supposed to be there or do I have needle damage to it? I once used fine sandpaper to smooth the needle marks on the faceplace of my old Kenmore.. could this be the problem?

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  • Gail Bender Aug 26, 2008

    It was, in fact, the bobbin tension.

    It's fixed and running great.. the fuse issue was unrelated.

    Thanks!

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The heavy "knitting" on the backside of the fabric sounds like a tension issue due to your thread catcher or other. You may want to look at this link:
http://reviews.ebay.com/SEWING-MACHINE-COMMON-TROUBLES-HELPFUL-HINTS_W0QQugidZ10000000007548289

The fuse issue may very well be unrelated, just coincidental.

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