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Resort to the troubleshooting in the manufacturer's instructions, if nothing there try reseting them by hand, flip the machine up and apply oil to the dog mechanism don't put your fingers near them as they may snap back, but use a small screwdriver to give them a tap and see if they move...hope this helps...good luck...

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Mar 03, 2019

first, check out the needle, you may need to insert a new one, then the tension and thread for the material you are sewing and make sure that the thread is not too old and that the same thread is in the bobbin and the thread on top. :-)

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Feb 26, 2019

Are you using old thread? Is the needle threaded correctly, is the thread the same in the bobbin as the top. Are the thread and needle the correct size for the material? Is the stitch length and tension correct for the material? :-)

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Feb 26, 2019

Janome makes sewing machine needles. However, many machine brands recommend using their own brand needles (ie Singer recommends only their needles and I have encountered issues using Singer needles with non-Singer machines). Sometimes, machine-brand needles are higher priced. More expensive does not guarantee better quality. However, unbelievably inexpensive off-brand needles may not be a good thing.


Janome needles will most likely work fine on your machine, however, most modern sewing machines accept the standard 705/130 needle. Beware, though, that some brands of 705/130 needles have slight variations that may cause problems. If in doubt, consult your Janome dealer or an experienced Janome user. It may come down to experimentation on your own. Don't be surprised that a brand recommended may work better than others. Because a sewist is a staunch advocate of a particular brand, does not mean it will work best for your machine. It's just the nature of the beast because every machine and every needle has slight variations. Purchasing a single package of brand needles and trying them first would be a good idea. If the needle doesn't seem to work, you can try another brand until you find one you like. When experimenting with a different needle, start out sewing slowly (or hand rotating the wheel) in case there is a problem with the needle, you may avoid broken needles.

I've found several brands that work fine on my machines (not Janome machines) and seem to work for most sewists, ie Schmetz, Organ, Klasse, even Kenmore. It's probably best to avoid lesser known brands or bargain bin needles. Fabric stores, like JoAnn's carry Schmetz and if you use coupons, you can frequently buy them at a great price, sometimes 50%.

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Along with choosing the needle for your machine, you need to consider the thread and fabric you will be using. Choosing the correct needle is very important for your sewing success, ie use a ball point needle for knits, a leather needle for heavy fabrics/thread, a sharp/microtex for fine wovens, embroidery for applique & embroidery, top stitch for larger threads & heavier fabric, etc.

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And, above all, install a brand new needle frequently, ie whenever beginning a new project. A bent/dull/damaged needle will cause all kinds of frustration, including failing to pick up the bobbin thread, skipped stitches, or even hitting/damaging the presser foot, needle plate, or hook. A flying piece of needle is not a pleasant experience--and dangerous (wear eye protection)!


Janome Sewing... | Answered on Feb 26, 2019

Just as a test try selecting a straight stitch and short stitch length. Then advance hand wheel a couple turns leaving needle at the highest position. If feed dogs remain higher than needle plate, power machine off wait a few seconds, power on. It should power up to a straight stitch with nominal width and length. Rotate handw heel if necessary for needle maximum up. If dogs are still higher than needle plate... not sure. Comment below and I'll search for model specific issue.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Feb 25, 2019

Google (janome)(V/74088/627)(manual) without parens.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Feb 24, 2019

If needle is not bent and fully inserted, likely timing has slipped.

Try a new needle and be sure it is fully seated. Clean bobbin and hook race area per instructions in manual.


Janome Sewing... | Answered on Feb 23, 2019

Here's one from the Janome site for a My Style 100, it might be similar? http://www.janome.com/documents/File/ManualFile/MyStyle100.pdf
If not contact Janome as a lot of their manuals are free to download from their website.

Janome Sewing... | Answered on Feb 23, 2019

Google Janome Customer Service.


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