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Janome Sewing... | Answered 3 hours ago


I didn't know a sewing machine had a camera.

Sewing Machines | Answered 3 hours ago


What about it?

Janome Sewing... | Answered 3 hours ago


There usually is not an easy fix for this.

Remove ALL the thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and then rethread from the beginning. Give each thread an extra little tug when going through the tension disk to make sure it seats completely. Make sure to thread each thread in order and that the thread pathway is correct for each.

Elna Sewing... | Answered 3 hours ago


You probably need to change the "presser foot pressure" if your machine has the function. It increases or decreases the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric. You can also try using a walking foot, teflon foot, or roller foot to see if it helps feed the fabric and make a more even stitch.

Sewing Machines | Answered 3 hours ago


Take it for service.

Singer 9960... | Answered 3 hours ago


Try Googling (Victoria)(364)(manual) without parens.

Sewing Machines | Answered 6 hours ago


It sounds to me like your bobbin tension is off. Take the embroidery unit off and set the upper tension to "S". Run a line of straight stitches, then a line of zigzag stitches. It is helpful if the bobbin thread and the top thread are different colors for this. If the top thread is almost a straight line, your bobbin tension is too loose. If your bobbin tension is almost a straight line, your bobbin tension is too tight.

To adjust the bobbin tension, take the bobbin case out and locate two screws on the side. The one you want is the straight-slot screw on the left; leave the Phillips on the right alone. The rule is "lefty-loosy", "righty-tighty" turn in the correct direction only 1/4 turn and sew another line; you should see SOME improvement, but it may take repeated attempts to get it in balance. When it is, put the unit back on, and don't forget to change the upper tension to "E".

Sewing Machines | Answered 11 hours ago


Um, sounds like the machine has seized from old, dry oil and it is dragging down the motor. Avoid using the machine until the issue is resolved so the motor is not damaged.

Depends what kind of oil & grease your husband used, as it could have complicated matters. Also, if the machine has been neglected for a long time, combining heat in the clean-up/lube process is sometimes very helpful. (Can't tell you the machines I've picked up that have had motor oil and grease applied!!! The old gunk needs to be cleaned out and then the appropriate lube applied.) Most machines do not use grease unless it is white lithium grease--perhaps on cams. Oil needs to be fresh, good quality sewing machine oil. I prefer liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube from the hardware store. Do NOT use WD-40, 3-in-1, cooking oil, motor oil, etc. on your machine!

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

Sewing Machines | Answered 12 hours ago

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