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Thread: Think I killed my sewing machine

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    Senior Member SEGASAL's Avatar
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    Think I killed my sewing machine

    I am not a happy camper at the moment....I went to sew today and the first thing I did was break a needle....and now it will not hold a stitch...and it will not pick up the bobbin thread....I have a Janome quilters companion 6019 anyone have suggestions on what it could be. I have taken off the plate and cleaned it out...there was lots of dust bunnies living in there....

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    if it is computer at all turn it off and then on again re thread the machine completely including the bobbin and then try to sew again but before that put in a new needle.

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    Nope not a computer machine...but I did shut it off rethreaded it...and put a new needle in

    Quote Originally Posted by newbee3 View Post
    if it is computer at all turn it off and then on again re thread the machine completely including the bobbin and then try to sew again but before that put in a new needle.

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    OOH, sorry. I would try one more new needle, but it sounds like you may have knocked it out of time...
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    Sounds like the needle may of hit something in the bobbin holder. Don't know anything about your machine but check to see if any screws in the foot were knocked loose.
    Joyce

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    Several things will keep the needle from picking up the bobbin thread in my older machines. One: I threaded the needle left to right when it should be right to left: the bobbin thread isn't threaded in the bobbin case right: needle not all the way inserted in the shaft: bobbin winder wasn't fully disengaged. I've broken many a needle and never had that mess up the timing.
    Got fabric?

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    Fixed it..walked away from it for about an hour....and went back and rethreaded it.....another new needle....and it works and sews again! YAY!!!!

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    WHEW! I panic bad when that type of thing happens. Glad to hear you survived!
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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    I'm so glad it is working now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEGASAL View Post
    Fixed it..walked away from it for about an hour....and went back and rethreaded it.....another new needle....and it works and sews again! YAY!!!!
    I was going to suggest that maybe you had the needle in the wrong way.
    Bernie

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