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Thread: still problems & tearing my hair out

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    w/my janomedc2010 that i posted earlier.i did oil the bobbin wick,& it helped a little ,but the needle won't pull up


    the bobbin thread.what am i doing wrong?!! dar

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    Don't know your other suggestions, so don't know if this is a repeat.
    1) make sure you're threading the bobbin in correctly
    2) make sure you have your needle in correctly and that it's pushed ALL the way up (you DO have the right needle, right?)

    My Pfaff won't pull the bobbin thread up when the needle is in wrong. (and it's SO easy to put it in wrong with that machine!)

    Leave your bobbin area open for you to watch, hand move the wheel to watch your needle go down --- does the bobbin thread move up and around and look like it's trying to catch? If not, then the spring in the bobbin case may be broken.

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    Good suggestions!

    There could also be a small piece of thread hiding somewhere around the bobbin. Just a thought.

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    I JUST read on a Longarm forum that a woman was having the same problem. Another said that she had to get a pinlight and look up in the area where the bobbin case sits....she found a little tiny piece of thread. Took that out and everything worked well!!!!!

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    I've had this happen two times to me. One was on a Brother and the cause was I was threading the needle from left to right instead of right to left. The second time it happened it was on a Janome and the needle bar slipped a fraction of an inch. The set screw that hold the needle bar worked loose letting the shaft drop. Open the left end of the machine so you can see the needle shaft and using a strong light check the shaft and if you can see an indication line where bar was held in the shaft then gently loosen the screw and push it up to the mark and tighten the screw to hold it in place. It will probably be a set screw, using a small allen (hex key) wrench. That saved me a small fortune in a service/repair bill. I hope you find a simple solution which it usually is. Be sure and post how the problem was fixed. I'm keeping a log of fixes so others can reference it when needed.

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