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Thread: Me and my machine are not seeing eye to eye

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    I had my machine serviced/cleaned last week and I have a feeling that something strange went on in the shop. Ever since I got it back I've had loops on the back of the quilt (with the bobbin thread) when I've been trying to free motion. It almost looks as if the top tension is too loose, but I've tried everything to fix it.

    I've NEVER had this before. Absolutely never. I've re-threaded the machine about a million times. I've changed the needle and the bobbin and the thread and everything else I can think of. I've tried every single tension setting while moving the fabric fast and slow at all the different speed settings. I took the entire thing apart (as much as I was comfortable) looking for loose threads. I seriously cant find a thing wrong.

    Normal sewing is fine, but the minute I drop the feed dogs, the loops come back.

    Like I said, I've never had this problem before. I'm going back to the store tomorrow to try and figure out what's going wrong. It's just very frustrating.

    Kristy

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    I would take the machine back and ask them to readjust it :D:D:D

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    Super Member Darlene's Avatar
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    I had this problem on my older machine and the bobbin case was bent. Maybe the repair people bent yours accidently.

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    Oh my gosh...I'm having flashbacks to Christmas Eve when I had a mini melt down. My machine was doing the same thing. I wanted to chuck it out the window. I had mine serviced after Christmas and now it seems to be ok. I feel your pain! What kind of machine do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I would take the machine back and ask them to readjust it :D:D:D
    Yes - take it back immediately with a sample to show them. They must have done something!

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    I would be very upset. Then I would take it back to the shop where it was serviced. It has to come back so you can USE it!

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    It sounds like they didn't adjust something right. Take it back and tell them what it's doing.

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    It's a Janome QDC 4100. It was purchased new in the summer and it shouldn't be giving me fits.

    I want to cry a little.

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