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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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    Janomes have an oil wick hole under the bobbin case. The wick dries out, causing the bobbin case to jump and rattle and then jam. Nowhere in the manual does it say to oil this spot but if you do, your machine will settle down and sew without further problems. I ruined a bobbin case (needle went right through during one of the jumping and jamming sessions) before I found out about this spot. Even my dealer didn't tell me to oil it there. All they told me was that it was operator error, which it wasn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    Janomes have an oil wick hole under the bobbin case. The wick dries out, causing the bobbin case to jump and rattle and then jam. Nowhere in the manual does it say to oil this spot but if you do, your machine will settle down and sew without further problems. I ruined a bobbin case (needle went right through during one of the jumping and jamming sessions) before I found out about this spot. Even my dealer didn't tell me to oil it there. All they told me was that it was operator error, which it wasn't!
    My Janome started jumping the other day when I was using a walking foot. I was getting so aggravated!! I even turned off the machine and walked away for a bit. Came back and it acted a little better. Took off the walking foot and no problems. Not sure if it the walking foot or not now.

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    shelbie,i am going to try that first thing !that's EXACTLY what the janome is doing !i will post the results ! thanks so much for the suggestion,whether it helps or not,it is so great to have friends that care enough totake time to try to help!
    merry christmas,dar

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    Hope everything worked out for you today. It's amazing what a little rest does for both us and the machines. LOL LuAnn

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    Things happen and we hate for them to happen when we are on a deadline. Hope you worked them out. I would say thread caught some place on the one. Check it out closely. Rethread too sometimes just helps for some unknown reason.

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