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I have a Janome Skyline 9 sewing machine. The flywheel will not move and I get an error message that begins " Warning! Is something stuck in the machine? Is the cloth too thick?"
Try taking the bobbin out and see if the machine will turn by hand movements using the flywheel or running the motor, you will feel and resistance if there is any but do not force the machine! if the machine turns without getting stuck then try a different bobbin as this might indicate a problem with the bobbin. I am also assuming you have placed the bobbin facing the correct way meaning the thread which is an easy mistake to make. Next, try eliminating different parts of the machine like turning it on different settings or without a needle, open the front part of the machine where you would normally replace the light bulb and watch as you hand turn the machine for any knocks or places of resistance, also unscrew the very backplate at the flywheel as the machine is usually connected by a rubber belt going from the motor to the machine and check that it is not caught up or broken. On older machines that did not have an onboard computer made it more easy to solve problems because if there is a problem the machine wouldn't just shut down, So elimination should solve the issues.
on Apr 03, 2019
The thread cutter on my janome 7700 is stuck and clacking, then gives me an #4 error and locks up the machine can I fix it?
I have the 8200. It’s because of fluff/thread caught in the cogs that drive the thread cutter. If you slide off your accessory tray, take off your needle plate and from the rear of free arm section remove the 2 screws there (see photo) The plastic top cover will I click and lift/slide off (gently). If you look from the end under the metal plate you can see 2 plastic cogs (wish I’d taken a photo) - the smaller black one will be jammed with fluff or thread. I turned if gently with my screw driver and brushed and scrubbed with a pipe cleaner every time I turned it. Lots of fluff came out. Plugged it in and turned it on .. it worked as normal. Good luck.
on Mar 29, 2019
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