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I need help with why my machine is skipping stitches.

I need help with why my machine is skipping stitches.

Old 07-01-2012, 12:30 PM
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Default I need help with why my machine is skipping stitches.

I have a new Janome Artistic 18 and it was working great once I got King Tut Thread but now it skips stitches when it goes backward. I even unplugged the the encoders and it still skips! Any ideas?

I have rethreaded the machine.
Put in a new Needle
Reloaded the bobbin

And it still skips when I do any sort of backward motion.

I'm calling the dealer tomorrow but in the meantime ... any ideas???

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Old 07-01-2012, 04:16 PM
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Is it when you sew in reverse, or is it when you are doing free motion quilting?
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:39 PM
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I had a similar problem with my Janome. I can't free motion on it, but it works just fine with a walking foot.

Make sure you're using the right size bobbin and that it's inserted correctly. I was using "whatever bobbin" and then threw out all my bobbins and bought new ones. That helped a LOT! But I'm sure others aren't as dumb as I was!
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:07 AM
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Have you cleaned it? Depends on size of needles and what you are sewing.
A friend was sewing duck cloth and her machine was doing that.
I told her to put in a 16 needle and worked great
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:17 AM
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I'm assuming your machine is a longarm, mine skipped stitches when my foot was too high. It only skipped when stitching backwards, I didn't realize that would happen until my fix it guy clued me in
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some Janome machines don't like some brands of thread. Perhaps try another brand to see if this is the problem.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:43 AM
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Sounds goofy for advise..but have you tried utube? Could be bobbin tension.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:53 AM
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Do you have a stitch regulator? Press all the connections together, making sure they are tight, even if they look connected. I press mine in on a regulare basis, in case they vibrate loose.
I have also had to press (one time bend) where the encoder wheel meets the track. I was having the same problem it looks like you are having. Good luck.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:02 AM
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Change needles often- You may have a defective one!!
Also try taking out all thread and rethreading it
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:31 AM
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No advice, but good luck fixing it!
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