Question about Janome Sewing Machines
Hey. It's full out possible that you have it on the right setting...but concider this - the switcher inside the sewing machine could be broken (ie. It's moving to different stitches - but not the one you have the outside set for)
It happened to me (pc o crap singer model)
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
SOURCE: Button hole problem
What ever you do DON'T FORCE IT. I see these problems when a buttonhole mechanism hasn't been used for a long time or the machine has been dropped. There is a cam follower (like a finger) that changes positions when you turn the knob. This could be out of place and a tech will have to go in and fix it.
OR old oil has hardend from non-use or grime has acumulated in the mechanism and jamming it up. I sometimes have luck cleaning it with Tri-Flow oil (hardware stores) but again this may be a tech job also.
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
The problem is never the bobbin when you have this problem. It's the top thread. Take the thread off the top of the machine and rethread the top. Make sure the small tension dial is on 4 or 5 (the larger dial on the front left is for the pressure on the foot, not the thread tension.) After you thread the machine, put the pressure foot down but NOT on the thread. Then pull gently toward the back of the machine. When you do, the needle should bend slightly backwards before the thread comes through the machine. If it pulls with no resistance you could simply have "fluff" or remants of thread between your tension discs. If you do, put the dial on zero and using an old needle, clean between the discs and try threading the machine again with the "pull test" I described earlier.
No tension on the top of the machine, lets the bobbin tension win and it pulls all the thread to the bottom of the fabric.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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