Janome MC 500e

Old 11-11-2022, 10:46 AM
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Question Janome MC 500e

My embroidery machine leaves loops and matted treads on the back. I have taken it in to the dealer/repair person here 4 times. It works for a day or two and Then starts doing the same thing again. I have changed tension, cleaned, rethreaded, replaced bobbin case and thread both bobbin and top. It was cleaned and oiled by dealer. Iím totally frustrated. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-11-2022, 03:28 PM
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If you can pull the thread through easily when the foot is down, it's your tension. Lift the foot and re-thread, make sure the thread sets firmly in the tension discs, then test again with the foot down. You cannot thread properly when the foot is down as it closes the discs so thread cannot sit between them. Hope this works for you.
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Old 11-12-2022, 03:06 AM
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What bobbins are you using in the machine? You might try the pre-wound for your machine. Re-check that you are using the correct size bobbin. I only use the bobbin brand for my machine and not universal ones.

My embroidery machine has two different bobbin cases. I had to change to the other case and no more issues. It had something to do with the set screw being fixed in one bobbin and adjustable in the other bobbin.

What needle size and type are you using? I think there are brand specific needles for your machine. I use Schmetz Micro-tex 80/12 for most of my EMB and sewing projects. Be sure the needle is inserted all the way UP into position.

What type of stabilizer are you using? What type of project? What design?

Does the machine work with other designs or sewing (if a combo machine)?

What thread are you using? Are you hooping the project or floating ITH? Does this happen with different brands of thread?
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