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Thread: Need help with a Juki TL-98Q

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    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
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    anyone on here have one? I'm going insane...I am trying to quilt on it for the first time. My thread is tooooo tight it seems after i thread it and when i go to use it...it breaks. I tried adjusting the tension knob, but i just feel like i am doing it wrong...

    Can anyone help before i just cry and give up???

    Thanks
    Kimberly

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    i have one make sure your threading the needle that the needle is in the highest position. Then also make sure the thread is coming off the spool correctly (just learned this last night) this should work the tension pads will tighten if the needle is not in the highest point and squeeze the thread incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    i have one make sure your threading the needle that the needle is in the highest position. Then also make sure the thread is coming off the spool correctly (just learned this last night) this should work the tension pads will tighten if the needle is not in the highest point and squeeze the thread incorrectly.
    REally??? The needle to be in the highest postion? How do you adjust the tension knob??? It seems real tight, i thought maybe i would oil it, but that did nothing :-(

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    I have found this out the very hard way with mine. I have my tension set to about 2. I am not sure about oiling it but you might want to try and take a piece of dental floss and see if you might have some thread or lint stuck in them. Try this and let me know also find a small paint brush to clean around it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    i have one make sure your threading the needle that the needle is in the highest position. Then also make sure the thread is coming off the spool correctly (just learned this last night) this should work the tension pads will tighten if the needle is not in the highest point and squeeze the thread incorrectly.
    REally??? The needle to be in the highest postion? How do you adjust the tension knob??? It seems real tight, i thought maybe i would oil it, but that did nothing :-(
    You should turn it counterclockwise, I believe. Mine came adjusted too tight for me from the factory. Also, you know the metal tab with the three holes? Check to make sure you're going through that the correct way, and perhaps only go through two...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    i have one make sure your threading the needle that the needle is in the highest position. Then also make sure the thread is coming off the spool correctly (just learned this last night) this should work the tension pads will tighten if the needle is not in the highest point and squeeze the thread incorrectly.
    REally??? The needle to be in the highest postion? How do you adjust the tension knob??? It seems real tight, i thought maybe i would oil it, but that did nothing :-(
    You should turn it counterclockwise, I believe. Mine came adjusted too tight for me from the factory. Also, you know the metal tab with the three holes? Check to make sure you're going through that the correct way, and perhaps only go through two...
    I tried the metal hole thing, It was on 3 holes, then i went to two...but the tightness starts AFTER that part and you can feel it on the tension knob...I tried it at 1, 2, 3, and so on, but it still feels tight, for the last two days, i used it with NO PROBLEMS...today i tried for the first time to quilt with it and this is when it happens. It is machine quilting thread i put in there, and usually use aurofil thread (which seems thicker than what i am using today)...I'm sooo lost.

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    If I get going too fast too soon I break thread. Also, if there's fuzz somewhere that could cause a hangup. If you've changed threads and this is the first time using that thread it could be your Juki just doesn't like that brand, kwim? I use Maxilock to quilt and it's good.

    Start over from the very beginning...open up the tension, rethread, oil the oil holes, and see what happens. Start slow and work up to speed, just a few seconds is all.

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    Also: Make sure you are oiling the bobbin case(with the bobbin out) Take off your plate on the bottom and make sure there is not lots of lint built up under it.

    Put your stitch length at 0 if you are FMQing.

    I unthread and re-thread the entire thing if I'm having problems. make sure your thread isn't hung up on itself. With some threads, I use the hangy thread thing, even if it is not a large cone, just because it seems to make it easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazeljane
    Also: Make sure you are oiling the bobbin case(with the bobbin out) Take off your plate on the bottom and make sure there is not lots of lint built up under it.

    Put your stitch length at 0 if you are FMQing.

    I unthread and re-thread the entire thing if I'm having problems. make sure your thread isn't hung up on itself. With some threads, I use the hangy thread thing, even if it is not a large cone, just because it seems to make it easier.
    I put the stitch at 0, i have rethreaded it about 30 times so far, and I have even created new bobbins for it LOL, We are trying 1 more time and if we can't get it to work, i will contact the person who i bought it from and have her give me some lessons with it. I do know she had the machine serviced and cleaned right before i bought it, and i have used an air can to clean out lint...I keep that on hand since i use alot of flannel.

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    OK, so we took the thread off and new bobbin, put aurifl on, worked like a charm....Now we are RE threading my pink thread and seeing what happens...If its the thread im gonna be upset LOL

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