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Thread: Thanks QB - you saved me a service call

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    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
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    You guys rock!
    There have been so many posts with tips on solving thread tension problems and up until now, I haven't used them because my babies have been running fine.
    Until last night.
    I was trying some test blocks with new FMQ designs and my Janome 6260 wasn't having any of it. Stitching forward was ok, bt when I tried to go backwards, the fabric was sticking, the tension was wonky and I was getting loops on the bottom, not always, but every 1/2" or so.
    First I cleaned my machine. Then I put a drop of oil in the oil well in the bobbin area, which I didn't know existed until someone mentioned it here.
    No better. So, I changed the bobbin , and new bobbin thread.
    No better. So I changed the needle. No better. So I changed the top thread. No better. So, I fiddled with the top tension, No better. So, I went to bed.
    This morning, in better light, I noticed that there was a burr on the hole in the needle plate. So, I burnished it flat with a screwdriver. No better. At this point I was considering a service call, but lately there have been posts saying that cost > $200 , which frankly, is not in the budget.
    So I pulled out the bobbin carrier and set to clean it down there again. Then I saw it! On the outside of the plastic (!!???) bobbin carrier, there were two scratches, and some burrs. So I used the open blade of a scissor to smooth that out and Presto! It's fixed! Janey is running like her old perfect self again . Yahoo!
    Thanks to you guys, you gave me the confidence to keep at it until I got it fixed. Thankyou!!

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    Woo Hoo!! Glad to hear you were able to get Janey up and running :D:D:D

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    Yup, I thought I needed a new machine once but then found that there was a nick with a little piece of plastic sticking up from the bobbin housing. Woo! Way to be thrifty!

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    Walking away from it and looking at everything with fresh eyes helped, too. So glad you figured it out - that was a tough one!

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    YAY!!!!!! I'm like you --- hate to spend money for somebody to fix something I might fix -- after all, if we give them $$ then we have less for the good stuff - fabric and chocolate!!!!! :) Glad you got it figured out!

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    Wonderful. This place can be a lifesaver.

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    To smooth burrs and nicks try using an emery board first. I keep a piece of very fine grit sandpaper in my sewing room. I can usually find a solution to any machine problem by googling the question. It's amazing how many times Google gives me this board address!

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    Way to Go!

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    Awesome! I have learned so many great things here!

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    Glad you got it fixed, doing the Happy Dance!

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