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The hand wheel is so hard to turn. I know there is a way to do it cause it was turning free but I don Juki DDL8700

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SOURCE: Hand operated free start wheel is not turning

Try holding down the foot pedal & turning the wheel at the same time.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: hand wheel is hard to turn

If you take out the bobbin case and slide off the needle pate, you can inspect the bottom area for a thread jam. The black post that the bobbin case slides onto is called the thread hook. It should have a loose feel to it when you gently move it around, it should not have a "solid feel".

Another area that sometimes wraps the thread is the take up lever area.
(the lever that moves really fast up and down as the machine is sewing)
If the lever has been pushed to the left, it's possible the thread has wrapped up in that area.

If those two areas are o.k. you'll need to take it in for service.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

SOURCE: juki ddl8700 assembly manual

hi there
you can visit under industerial sewing machine you can download instruction manual for DDL 8700 manual or email me i can send to you.
best regards

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

SOURCE: We purchased 7 Juki DDL8700

hi there
concern E003-004-005 is same solution: check synchronize r need to clean or replace.
concern E7 : trimmer is jammed or timing cam for thread trimmer need to adjust other ways control need to check by electronic engineer.
concern E072 : check connection between motor and control - check sensor for motor ( inside ) - control need to check by electronic engineer.
concern E303 : check whether there is coincidence between head and model setup ( check function No. 95 and make sure it's dl78.
if you need any help please contact me.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011


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SOURCE: The hand wheel is hard to turn and sticks on my Euro Pro x 8260 sewing machine and I need the manual

Can't help you with the manual. I've never found a source for a free one. As for the issue with the hand wheel ... that is usually a sign that your machine needs cleaning and servicing. (typically fluff, lint, threads, not enough oil, etc.)

Posted on Sep 01, 2012

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:) welcome to the world of industrial machines. The good news is they are typically simple machines.

It is a good habit to take a few minutes to clean and oil your machine before you start sewing. Look for the oil points and give it one drop of quality sewing machine oil in each port.

Now let's try to determine why the hand wheel isn't turning. Loosen and remove the belt from the large reducer wheel under the table to the sewing machine. Try to turn the hand wheel. If it does turn.... Good! If it doesn't turn... we know the problem is in the the machine head and not the wheels below.

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Here is an image of the threading up for your model Juki.
You can down load a manual for your Juki from their website, its a bit tricky to find so I'll paste the link for you.

just wait a bit for the file to build to your screen because its a large file.

I hope this helps you get using your machine.

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Juki ddl8700 assembly manual

hi there
you can visit under industerial sewing machine you can download instruction manual for DDL 8700 manual or email me i can send to you.
best regards

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Hello-- I am sewing on an industrial machine (Juki DDL 8700). it has worked well in the past but currently it breaks its needle before it stitches even 2 inches. i replaced the throat plate and the...

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firist make sure you are use throat plat with big hole if you are use big needle size like 18# or 21#?
second check timming between needle and hook ok or no ?
thired check the blade point of hook toutch needle strong or just light touch?
finally which model you are used? DDL8700-A or DDL8700-H?
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