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Thread: tearing my hair out

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    i'm down to my last 2 gfts.a table runner that just needs binding& a twin ready to be sandwiched,& both my machines are going crazy!one i sa janomedc2010 less than a year old,& a brothernx450quilt club bought inaug.theyBOTH started acting up YESTERDAY !!!!
    first the brotherstarted making a "squeeking "noise&sewing poor stitches,so i changed to the janome.after sewing nicely for over an hour,the bobbin startedhanging up!i've taken it apart & am cleaning ,etc.got upset & decided to try fresh in the a.m. wish me luck ! anysuggestions ? please?
    thanx for letting me b---- ,dar

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    Dar, maybe they were acting up b/c they are tired from all the holiday gift making lol

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    If the bobbin is plastic, check it for burrs :D:D:D

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    I can't help but good luck! I can appreciate the frustration that causes.

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    Can't help you but maybe tomorrow will be a BETTER day

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    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    i'm down to my last 2 gfts.a table runner that just needs binding& a twin ready to be sandwiched,& both my machines are going crazy!one i sa janomedc2010 less than a year old,& a brothernx450quilt club bought inaug.theyBOTH started acting up YESTERDAY !!!!
    first the brotherstarted making a "squeeking "noise&sewing poor stitches,so i changed to the janome.after sewing nicely for over an hour,the bobbin startedhanging up!i've taken it apart & am cleaning ,etc.got upset & decided to try fresh in the a.m. wish me luck ! anysuggestions ? please?
    thanx for letting me b---- ,dar
    I had three to act up this week. I am hoping you have a better day tomorrow.

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    Acting up?!?! I tried to do one of the fancy stitches on my machine and it would only do a straight line, in reverse! Took the cam out and tried zig-zag and it worked. Cam in, backwards. I know I was doing something wrong but didn't have time to futz with it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    If the bobbin is plastic, check it for burrs :D:D:D
    Also what works for me:using another spool of thread,new needle, use cleaning brush for lint [on top & underside] and change to a new needle or needle size. you have probably thought of all those things & Good luck! Let us know what is working for you.

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    I have an idea how you feel - I spent ages last night choosing letters for a label for my quilt on my new Horizon 7700 - oh how I wish I had the designer of that here now!!! It is the worst alphabet selector I have ever seen. At the end of it all I had all the words, but in the wrong order! I switched it off and went to bed before I did it a mischief! Suppose I will have to try again today or else revert to my Janome 4800, which doesn't do such nice letters, but at least gets them correct. Hope you manage to solve your problem - do you think it could be the weather?, after all it gets the blame for lots of things!

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    Maybe and good cleaning, or new needle?

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